Guthrie Memorial Library

Guthrie Memorial Library Honors

York County Libraries’ Honors Events highlight prominent library supporters and community members. Learn more about York County Libraries’ Honors events here. Guthrie Memorial Library has hosted Honors since 2014.

Guthrie Library Honors Sally W. Yelland

It is with great joy that the Honors Committee of Guthrie Memorial Library announces its seventh annual Honors event, honoring Sally Warehime Yelland. A special ceremony and reception was held in September in Sally’s honor.

About Sally W. Yelland

Sally Warehime Yelland was in born in Hanover, PA in 1936 to parents Rosedrey Rohrbaugh Warehime and Alan R. Warehime and grew up with two younger brothers, John and Michael Warehime. 

Following her early education, Sally attended University of Wisconsin, then two more years at the Katharine Gibbs School in New York City. Sally loved NYC and accepted a job at the American Can Company. Also, at this time, she met her future husband Bruce Yelland. After their marriage, they were offered the business J. F. Rohrbaugh Co., which had been owned by Sally’s grandfather, J. Walter Rohrbaugh. They moved from New York to Hanover and worked together at J.F. Rohrbaugh Co. until son Steve arrived and later daughter Ann. Today, Steve is the successful owner of the company. While Bruce continued at J.F. Rohrbaugh Co., he and Sally purchased Tradition House Furniture and worked together until her retirement.

In addition to Sally’s ongoing commitment to Guthrie Memorial Library, she has been very active in the community, serving as a Hanover Red Cross Grey Lady, Hanover Hospital Auxiliary Board Member and Treasurer, Founder and first Treasurer of YMCA Bowling League, Clearview Terrace Board Member, and Founding mother and first Treasurer of St. Mark’s Nursery School. Later in life, Sally also held various board positions in the Hanover Community.

Philanthropically, there are many local Yelland contributions, including Yelland Library of Hanover Area Historical Society, Founder’s Circle of Eichelberger Performing Arts Center, and various others.

In addition to her children Steve and Ann, daughter-in-law Amy and son-in-law Michael Adornetto, Sally has five wonderful grandchildren. Sally enjoys reading, doing crossword puzzles, and cooking. Her interests include philanthropy, fitness, Naples concerts, and grandchildren. She and her husband Sidney Ehrhart currently reside in Hanover, PA and spend time during the winter months in Naples, FL.

Tribute Gifts

A key component of the Guthrie Honors event is to raise funds to continue providing valuable services, books, and programs to the community. Selected books are plated in the Honoree’s name.

Contributions to the Honors Fund are welcome anytime by donating securely online  or by mail to the Guthrie Memorial Library Honors Fund, Guthrie Memorial Library, 2 Library Place, Hanover PA 17331.

Guthrie Library Honors Committee

The Guthrie Library Honors Committee is comprised of representatives from the Board of Directors, Staff, and Friends of the Library. Committee Members include:

  • Barbara Eisenhart, Chair
  • Barbara Carbaugh
  • Robin Fraumeni
  • Sue Frey
  • Debra Little
  • Jane Miller
  • Christine Neri
  • Dr. Barbara Rupp
  • Julie Truesdale

Guthrie Library Prior Honorees

  • Sally W. Yelland, 2020
  • Sue and Dan Frey, 2019
  • Barbara A. Eisenhart, 2018
  • Christine C. Neri, 2017
  • Barbara A. Rupp, 2016
  • Judith C. Maust, 2015
  • John D. Bare Family, 2014