Barbara J. Egan

Barbara J. Egan, 84, of Dallas, formerly of York, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018, at United Methodist Homes, Wesley Village Campus.

Barb was born on a farm on Feb. 15, 1934, in Reedsville. She was the only daughter and first born of the late David and Pauline Hostetler Yoder. She spent her early years helping to shepherd her four spirited younger brothers.

She left the farm to attend the Lewistown Hospital School of Nursing program and graduated in 1954. Barb’s nursing career took her from the bedside to a career in geriatrics. For over 25 years, she worked with the Lutheran Nursing Homes in York County, beginning as the director of nursing and later becoming the administrator. She has made hundreds of people happy over the decades with the ripple of her care. Barb built the Shrewsbury Lutheran Retirement Village and when she retired in 1999, they renamed the nursing home the Barbara J. Egan Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. It is easy to say that all who knew her loved her.

Penn State football was her passion as well as her love of antiquing.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Carl Wallace Yoder and Eugene Yoder, as well as her beloved longtime companion, Albert Oberdick.

Surviving are her daughters, Rebecca Kennedy Ruckno (John), of Dallas, and Jan Kennedy Denecke (Tom), of Hamburg, N.Y.; granddaughter, Megan Kennedy Dunn (Broderick), of Burke, Va.; great-grandson, Conrad Coleman Dunn, of Burke, Va.; brothers, Harry “Bud” Yoder (Becky), of Cogan Station, and Hubert Lee Yoder (Mary Ann), of Utah; along with many Yoder and Kennedy nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank the staff at Anderson Wesley Village and her devoted caregiver, Heather Valenzano.

Friends may call on Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, from 5-7 p.m. at Harold C. Snowdon Funeral Home Inc., 140 N. Main St., Shavertown. Private funeral services and interment will be held graveside in her beloved Big Valley.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Mifflin County Historical Society in Allensville.