Kore Louis Yoder

Kore Louis Yoder, 76, of Bulls Gap, Tenn., was released from his weary earthly body into his new heavenly body July 17, 2021. He passed peacefully at home, surrounded by his family, after several years of his battle with dementia and several other health issues.

Kore was born on Jan. 13, 1945, in Belleville, Pa., to Leroy S. and Amelia M. (Peachey) Yoder.

He is survived by his loving wife Anna (Weaver), whom he married on Nov. 28, 1967. They enjoyed 52 years of married life.

Also surviving are brothers Samuel (Katie) of Rose Hill, Va.; Leroy (Mary) of Mifflintown, Pa.; Henry (Kathy) of Mount Pleasant Mills, Pa.; sisters Katie (Ivan) Weaver of Sears, Mich.; Fannie (Mannie) Troyer of Plains, Mont.; Salina (Gideon) Renno of Mifflintown, Pa.

He is survived by seven children; Marian of Bulls Gap; Ivan (Susan) of Mohawk, Tenn.; David (Amber) of Seneca, S.C.; Louie (Lidia) of Chuckey, Tenn.; Ida (Hugh) Hall of Greeneville, Tenn.; Joshua (Joanna) of Glacier View, Alaska; Barbara (Michael) Mitzelfeldt of Seneca, S.C. Also surviving are 13 grandchildren; Kaitlyn, Jenna, Tania, Weston, Jessi, Dawson, Derek, Marian, Ani, Theo, Annabelle, Caden and Cole.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Leroy and Amelia Yoder, brothers David and little Louie, and sister Leah (Peachey).

Kore was born into a happy Amish home in beautiful Pennsylvania. In later years, he and his wife joined the Mennonites.

Kore was a born again Christian and never tired of telling people about Jesus. He spent his lifetime loving people, and leaves countless friends whose lives he touched over the years. He was an avid horse lover and was known for his champion roadster horses. He also started and owned country markets in different states including Pennsylvania, Kentucky and Tennessee. He was the founder and former owner of Van Wert Cheese Shop. He was known far and wide for his Yoder’s Sugar Cured Country Hams.

Kore was a member of the Greene County Mennonite Church in Chuckey, Tenn.