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Josephine (Rock) Nye

December 13, 1928 — June 16, 2023

Mechanicsburg

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Josephine “Jo” (Rock) Nye

Josephine “Jo” (Rock) Nye, age 94, of Mechanicsburg, died peacefully at home and surrounded by her loving family on Friday, June 16, 2023.  Jo was born on Thursday, December 13, 1928, in Chambersburg to the late Clarence Herbert Rock and Ruth Viola (McCans) Rock.  Jo was the widow of Ronald “Ron” E. Nye, whom she married on November 18, 1980 and who died on March 10, 2003.  In addition to her parents and husband, Jo is preceded in death by her grandson, Jesse Yeakle; her great-grandson, Kiran Yeakle; two brothers; and four sisters.

Jo’s survivors include her three sons: Timothy “Tim” Yeakle and his wife, Jean, of Shiremanstown; Christopher “Chris” Yeakle of Grove City; Scott Yeakle and his wife, Jayanna, of Middletown; a stepson: Michael Nye and his wife, Jenai, of Etters; two stepdaughters: Ruth Carrera and her husband, Robert, of Enola; Kathleen Kitzig and her husband, Charlie, of North Wales; her ten grandchildren; and her five great-grandchildren.

Jo was part of the Chambersburg Area High School class of 1947.  She was a long-time member of First United Methodist Church in Mechanicsburg.  Jo was short in stature but strong in character.  She was the kind of person who, when asked for her opinion, always made her thoughts known.  Her daughters-in-law smile as they fondly remember Jo as an excellent mother-in-law, mother and grandmother.  She enjoyed being with family and friends and rarely declined an invitation.  One of her favorite events was the annual family trip to Sandbridge Beach, Virginia.

Jo may be best remembered for her love of golf, which spanned over 4 decades.  She began golfing in earnest in her early 50s and was still playing at the age of 92.  Jo was a proud 35-year member of two golf leagues, Armitage and Valley Green.  She was always an active person and someone who enjoyed athletics.  For years, Jo played tennis and she greatly enjoyed attending her grandchildren’s and great-grandchildren’s sporting events.  Her love of reading came in handy, as she seemed to be on every solicitation list ever created.

A kind person, Jo was always willing to chauffer her friends to their medical appointments, social functions and church, an act of service she practiced until she was 93.  What her passengers may not have known is that in Jo’s youth she yearned to be a race car driver.  When “caught” by her sons driving at high speeds Jo would explain that she was just “blowing the carbon out of the carburetor”.  As a young person during World War II she remembered working in a local cleaners where she washed the uniforms of the captured German Prisoners of War who were being housed in Letterkenny Army Depot in Chambersburg.  Jo lived a long and happy life, bringing love and joy into the lives of those who knew her.  She will be remembered and missed.

All are welcome to join Jo’s family for her viewing on Monday, June 26, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. and her service beginning at 12:00 p.m. all at Buhrig Funeral Home & Crematory, 37 East Main Street, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055, and her virtual gathering of family and friends, viewing and service via video chat or telephone beginning at 11:30 a.m.  Jo’s family invites everyone to join them for a reception with food and fellowship at Buhrig’s Gathering Place (next to the funeral home) immediately following the service.  Burial will follow at 3:00 p.m. in Rolling Green Cemetery in Camp Hill.

Contributions in celebration of Jo’s life can be made to First United Methodist Church, 135 West Simpson Street, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055.

Jo’s family has entrusted her care to Buhrig Funeral Home & Crematory in Mechanicsburg, (717) 766-3421.  Read Jo’s full obituary, view her memorial video and portrait, offer condolences and sympathy, share stories and memories, upload photographs and videos, light a candle and sign her official guest book by visiting Buhrig.com.

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Virtual Gathering via Video Chat

Family and friends are welcome to join Jo's family via video chat or telephone on Monday, June 26, 2023, beginning at approximately 11:30 a.m. Eastern Standard Time.

We use Zoom for internet video chat and telephone conference calling.  There is no charge for you to participate.  Simply click on the link below or dial the telephone number below to be connected to the event.

Join from PC, Mac, iOS or Android: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87374021499? with passcode 3421

Join by telephone:   415-762-9988   or   646-568-7788   and enter meeting number 873 7402 1499 with passcode 3421

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Monday, June 26, 2023

10:00 - 11:45 am (Eastern time)

Buhrig Funeral Home & Crematory

37 East Main Street, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

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Virtual Gathering

Monday, June 26, 2023

Starts at 11:30 am (Eastern time)

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37 East Main Street, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

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Monday, June 26, 2023

Starts at 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

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37 East Main Street, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

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Monday, June 26, 2023

12:45 - 2:15 pm (Eastern time)

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Monday, June 26, 2023

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