Rodney York, 79

Rodney M. York, age 79, of Constantine, passed away on Friday, May 8, 2020 at Elkhart General Hospital. Rodney was born in Three Rivers on February 11, 1941, a son of Frank and Vivian (French) York. He graduated from Three Rivers High School in 1958 and went on to serve in the U.S. Navy and Reserves.

On January 9, 1960, he married Joan K. Collinsworth in Jones at the Methodist Church. Rodney worked as a supervisor in the RV industry, retiring from Marathon Homes in Elkhart. He and his wife were faithful members of the Corey Church of the Nazarene. He enjoyed antiquing, camping, traveling, and listening to bluegrass music.

Surviving Rodney are his wife Joan York of Constantine, son Michael (Ignacio Luna) York of Kalamazoo, daughter Patricia (Larry) Campbell of Goshen, son Andrew (Charlene) York of Three Rivers, grandchildren Elliott, Chase, and Lexi, sisters Susan (Larry) Keene, Karen (Ed) Smallcombe, and Deborah York all of Three Rivers, and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Jerry Bloom, John Bloom, Steve York, and sister Sandra York in infancy.

Private family interment services will be held in Brown Cemetery in Millersburg, IN. Public memorial services will be held at Corey Church of the Nazarene at a later date.

Memorial contributions can be given to Corey Church of the Nazarene.

Arrangements were entrusted to Eley Funeral Home, Constantine. Online messages can be left for the family at

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