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Vanarda "Mike" S. (Woodward) Young

January 27, 1929 — September 25, 2021



Vanarda “Mike” S. (Woodward) Young

Full of Spunk -

Vanarda “Mike” S. (Woodward) Young, age 92, of Mechanicsburg, and formerly of Harrisburg, passed away at her home on Saturday, September 25, 2021.  Vanarda was born on Sunday, January 27, 1929, in Belleville to the late Edgar A. Woodward and Mary K. (Bowersox) Woodward.  In addition to her parents, Vanarda is preceded in death by her three siblings: Clyde Woodward, Fern Woodward and Ruth Wilson.

Mike’s survivors include her daughter, Carol Yorks and husband, Donald Sr., of East Berlin; her two grandchildren: Kelly Stoner and husband, Allen, of East Berlin, Donald Yorks, Jr. and wife, Cindy, of Richfield; her four great-grandchildren; her great-great grandson; her three siblings: Gloria Taylor and husband, Richard, of Belleville, Betty Walborn of Freeburg, Roy Woodward and wife, Sandy, of Milton-Freewater, OR; her long-time friend, Linda Kling of Lancaster; and several nieces and nephews.

Mike retired from AMP in Harrisburg, after many years of service working as an inspector.  She loved to travel; she didn’t care where, she just loved to go places.  Some of the most memorable places she had visited was: Scotland, Ireland and Hawaii.  Mike enjoyed staying active.  In addition to traveling the world, she enjoyed exercising, especially aerobics and hiking.  Mike could often be seen working in her yard to keep it nice and tidy.  She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Mike’s family will be celebrating her life privately.  Cremation was private.

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

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