September 24, 1935 – June 16, 2017

Nancy G. Yoder, 81, of Knoxville, Tennessee, passed away of Friday, June 16, 2017 at her home after a long battle with Pulmonary Fibrosis. Although the disease slowly robbed her of her ability to breathe, Nancy never lost her amazing sense of humor and her incredible grace. Her bright spirit and beautiful smile will be missed by all who knew and loved her.


The family received friends on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at Berry Funeral Home and friends met on Thursday, June 22, 2017 for a graveside service at Woodlawn Cemetery. Psalm 90:12 – So “teach us to number our days that we may present to you a heart of wisdom”. Condolences may be offered at


Nancy is survived by her husband of 33 years, Bill Yoder; daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and John Batson, Jr.; daughter-in-law, Jamie Gillenwater; step-children, Bill, Stu, Terri, and Dan Yoder; grandchildren, Jessica Gillenwater and partner, John Mowbray, Joseph Gillenwater, John Batson and Matthew Batson; great-grandson, Abel Mowbray; special friend of many years, Barbara Pratt.


Nancy was preceded in death by her first husband, Bob Gillenwater and her son, Mark Gillenwater.