Rebecca M. Yorty
March 16, 2019
Rebecca M. Yorty, 91, of Pine Grove, passed from this life into eternal life on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at Providence Place, Pottsville, while having the tender and loving care of family, staff caregivers and members of Compassus (Hospice).
Rebecca was born in Washington Twp, Pine Grove, on May 14, 1927, the eldest daughter of the late Charles and Marie Brown Kintzel.
She attended a one-room schoolhouse through 8th grade and then made her way into Pine Grove High School, often walking the several miles. At 16, she began working at Fox Knapp Mfg, Pine Grove as a seamstress. She worked in the garment industry off and on for many years.
In 1946 she married Luther A. Yorty, her neighborhood sweetheart; and they enjoyed almost 55 years of marriage until his death in February 2001. Early in their marriage they both joined the Schuylkill Church of the Brethren and became very active members. Rebecca served by her husband's side as a church deacon for about 30 years, and she was a Primary Department Sunday School teacher for close to 40 years. She also taught Vacation Bible School classes many years, transporting a carload of neighborhood children.
In her retirement years, Rebecca became an avid quilter; and completed many large, intricate hand-stitched quilts, which her family treasures. She was a fastidious homemaker and took pleasure working in her flower beds.
Rebecca was a very loving, devoted, hands-on daughter, wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt.... She was so delighted to have her family with her.
In addition to her parents and husband, Rebecca was preceded in death by three brothers: Jeremiah, Thomas and Lawrence Kintzel, a sister Rhea Kutz, and five infant siblings.
Rebecca is survived by her only daughter, Nan, wife of Rev. Robert Hoenich; granddaughters Dr. Alethea, wife of Daryl Wessner, Gwendalin, wife of Benjamin Moyer and Janelle, wife of John Gruber; five great granddaughters: Sophia and Calista Wessner, Shea and Isla Moyer and Joanna Gruber. Also surviving are three sisters: Rose, widow of William F. Hoy, Mabel, wife of Edwin Motter and Grace, wife of Jay Fenninger, many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Sunday, March 24, 2019 at 5:00 P.M. at the Schuylkill Church of the Brethren, 347 Sweet Arrow Lake Rd., Pine Grove with Pastor Richard Hoffman officiating. All are respectfully invited to attend a visitation on Sunday, March 24, 2019 from 3:00 P.M. until 5:00 P.M. at the Church. Interment will be in the adjacent church cemetery at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorial donations be given to the Schuylkill Church of the Brethren, 347 Sweet Arrow Lake Rd. Pine Grove, Pa. 17963 in her memory.
The H. L. Snyder Funeral Home, Inc., Pine Grove is entrusted with the arrangements and you may send condolences to the family at www.hlsnyderfuneralhome.com
Schuylkill Church of the Brethren
347 Sweet Arrow Lake Rd., Pine Grove PA 17963