John Yost King, 77, formerly of Stevens, Gehman’s Feed Mill driver, enjoyed camping

By on January 14, 2015

John Yost King, 77, formerly of Stevens, passed away peacefully Friday, Jan. 9, 2015, at Brethren Village, where he had resided since May of 2014.

He was born in Gap to the late William J. and Lizzie Auker (Martin) King and was the husband of the late Fern Marie (Petticoffer) King, who passed Oct. 28, 2002.

John was a member of Middle Creek Church of the Brethren, Lititz, where he served as an usher and on the cemetery committee. He enjoyed spending time with family, traveling, hunting, camping and going to the mountains. He worked for Gehman’s Feed Mill for almost 40 years as a mill worker then truck driver before retiring in 1999.

John is survived by two daughters: Brenda, wife of James Miller of Crofton, Md.; Karen, wife of Charles Long of Ephrata; a son: Brian, husband of Marilyn (Beiler) King of Denver; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister: Verna M. Schmuck of Lititz; and a sister in law: Mabel King of Akron.

In addition to his wife and parents, John was preceded in death by a brother: Martin M. King.

The funeral service was held Jan. 14 at Middle Creek Church of the Brethren, Lititz, with Pastor John Hess officiating. Interment will follow in the Middle Creek Brethren Cemetery.

The family wishes to thank the nursing staff of Village Manor and Hospice for the compassionate care over the last several months.

Memorial contributions in John’s memory may be made to Brethren Village, 3001 Lititz Pike, Lancaster, PA 17501 or Hospice & Community Care, P. O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604.

Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata. Online condolences can be given at

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