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"Calhoun Chronicle" – 8 Jan 2004

CATHY STEVENS-YEAGER

Cathy (Sis) Stevens-Yeager, 65, of Grantsville, died Friday, Dec. 26, 2003, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

Surviving are three sons, Glenn, Bruce and Tim Cameron; one daughter, Brenda Cameron; three sisters; and two brothers.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville. Burial was in Lower Run Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 11 May 2000

CLAY YEAGER

Clay O. Yeager, 86, of Grantsville, died Tuesday, May 2, 2000, in Parkersburg Health Care Center, Parkersburg.

He was born in Index, Gilmer County, the son of the late Charles E. (Bud) and Addie Love Westfall Yeager. He was a retired farmer.

Suviving are five sone, Clay Yeager, Jr., of Grantsville, Charles Douglas Yeager of Carlinville, Ill., Carson Yeager of Glenville, Larry Yeager of Steubenville, Ohio, and Jim W. Yeager of Big Springs; three daughters, Addie Trisdale and Reita Kay Hamlet, both of Gainesboro, Tenn., and Phyllis Kerby of Mt. Zion; 15 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Eula B. Yeager, and one son, Kenny Yeager.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Rick Swearingen officiating. Burial was in Yeager Cemetery, Index.

(Larry Heffner)


“Calhoun Chronicle" – 12 June 2008

CHARLES YEARIAN

Charles E. “Eddie” Yearian, 48, of Chloe, died Saturday, June 7, 2008, at Roane General Hospital.

He was born at Orma, the son of Margaret Butler Yearian of Chloe and the late Charles Yearian.

Surviving in addition to his mother are three sisters, Nora Swisher of Chloe and Betty Fields and Valley Deel, both of Spencer; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Perry and Dorothy Butler.

Services will be held Thursday, 2 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg, with Rev. Gary Bowen officiating, and burial in Fairview Cemetery, Beech. Visitation will be on Thursday, noon until time of services, at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 21 January 2010

LOUISA YEARIAN

Louisa Yearian, 80, of West Chester, Pa., died Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010.

She was born in Orma, the daughter of the late Aristotle and Mary Cottrell Butler.

She was a homemaker.

Surviving are five daughters, Donna Smith, Connie Blackwell, Kathie Brogan, Claudette Cox‚ and Vickie Buckalew; two sons, Mike Yearian and C.J. Yearian; two sisters, Macel Carpenter and Nina Conley; three brothers, Tom, Charlie and Milton Butler; 14 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Marcy Adamcewicz, and one son, Neal Yearian.

Services were held at Orma Methodist Church. Burial was in Orma Methodist Church Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 31 May 2007

BEULAH YOAK

Beulah Yoak, 93, formerly of Calhoun County, died Sunday, May 13, 2007, at Manor Care Nursing Home, Barberton, Ohio.

She was the daughter of the late Roy and Ona Stalnaker Wease and adoptive daughter of the late John and Essie Gardner-Wysong.

Surviving are two daughters, Maxine Steele of Uhrichsville, Ohio, and Marilyn MacLean of Barberton, and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three daughters, Fannie Bennett, Violet Boice and Jean Thompson, and two sons, Ralph Yoak and Brian Yoak.

Services were held at Cox Funeral Home, Barberton. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 02 January 2003

DENVER YOAK

Denver R. (Ron) Yoak, 70, of Clarksburg, formerly of Big Bend, died Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2002, at Veterans Administration Medical Center, Clarksburg.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late John W. and Eva B. Richards Yoak. He was a U.S. Army veteran and served in Alaska, and was a former elementary school teacher in Ritchie and Roane counties.

Surviving are three brothers, Clifford Yoak of Parkersburg, Ralph Yoak of Colorado and Herbert Yoak of Big Bend; and four sisters, Garnet Chernesky and June Cunningham, both of Cleveland, Ohio, Betty McVaney of Clarksburg and Beverly Robinson of Jonesboro, Ga.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Victor Yoak.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Randy Wilson officiating. Burial was in Yoak Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 11 March 2010

EILEEN STEVENS YOAK

Eileen Stevens Yoak, 89, died Sunday, Mar. 7, 2010, at the home of her niece, Bernita Werner of Belpre, Ohio.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Elza and Dora Freed Stevens.

She was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church for several years, Eastern Star, and a Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital volunteer.

Surviving are three grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Harold R. Yoak; one daughter, Connie Sue Morris, in 2005; three sisters, Mildred Stevens, Thelma Wade and Geraldine McCoy; and one nephew, Steve McCoy.

Services will be held Thursday, 11 a.m., at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, 400 Green St., Parkersburg, with Pastor Jon Lands officiating. Entombment will be in Sunset Memory Gardens Mausoleum. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 3 to 7 p.m., at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 15 December 2005

HAROLD R. YOAK

Harold R. Yoak, 88, of Parkersburg, died Friday, Dec. 9, 2005, at the Worthington Manor Nursing Home.

He was born in Grantsville, the son of the late Ira R. and Fannie Morris Yoak.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy from 1942 to 1946 in the South Pacific region as a chief pharmacist mate in the Medical Corps. His love of gospel music was a large part of his life from his youth on into his service days, where he formed quartets and other groups to sing for church services in the foreign countries where he was serving. He sang with his sister and two younger brothers in the Yoak Family Quartet for over 60 years, broadcasting over a Clarksburg radio station for several years and was a member of several quartets including the Osborne's, Mountaineer's and Servant's, and in many church and county choirs.

He was a well-known song leader, choir director and gospel music promoter in the Parkersburg, Clarksburg, Charleston and Belpre areas. He was a master of ceremonies of the West Virginia State Gospel Music Convention for 37 years and director at Mt. Nebo, Nicholas County, for several years.

He was a member of the Eureka Masonic Lodge 40 of Grantsville, where he received his 50-year pin in 1992, was a member of Scottish Rite Bodies of Wheeling, York Rite of Clarksburg and Nemesis Temple of Parkersburg.

He was retired from Consolidated Gas Transmission Corp. after 32 years of service. After retiring, he worked as a consultant for DuPont Co. Inc. for 15 years, in several area gas and oil companies and as a right of way purchaser for General Electric Co.

During his working years at Consolidated Gas, he attended night school at Mountain State College, where he earned a degree in business administration and a degree in accounting. Later as .a volunteer, he worked for 23 years for V.I.T.A helping the elderly and low income families with their income taxes. He was a member of the Fellowship Baptist Church of Vienna.

Surviving are his wife of 61 years, Eileen Stevens Yoak; three grandchildren; four great-grandsons; one great-granddaughter; three step-great-grandchildren; one brother; and several other family members and friends.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Connie Morris; four brothers; and three sisters.

Services were held at Fellowship Baptist Church, Vienna, with Rev. Jon Lands officiating. Entombment followed in Sunset Memory Gardens Mausoleum. Arrangements by Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Parkersburg. Memorials may be made to the Fellowship Baptist Church, 1101 46th Street, Vienna, WV 26105.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 4 September 2008

LUCRETIA SMITH YOAK

Lucretia Smith Yoak, 84, of Spencer, died Saturday, Aug. 30, 2008.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Oral Smith and Cecil Elliott Smith.

She was a graduate of Calhoun County High School and Glenville State College and a member of Memorial United Methodist Church, Spencer. She worked for Arts and Humanities, Spencer.

Surviving are two sisters, Leta Bennett and Ann Duskey; one son, Denzel; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, E. Don Yoak; one daughter, Donna Yoak Hardman; an infant son, Kenneth; and two brothers, Carl and O.D. Smith.

Services will be held Thursday, 1 p.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Arnoldsburg. Burial will be in Eventide Cemetery, Spencer. Visitation will be held Thursday, noon to 1 p.m., at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to Memorial U.M. Church, Spencer, or to Alzheimer's Research.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 8 January 2009

MARY YOAK

Mary M. Yoak, 85, of Five Forks, died Friday, Jan. 2, 2009, at Minnie Hamilton Health System.

She was born in Gilmer County, the daughter of the late John G. and Delphia Lockard Weaver.

She was a member of Chapel Baptist Church, Nobe, and a homemaker.

Surviving are one son, Glen Charles Yoak of Five Forks; two sisters, Mae Jennings of Nobe and Ova Bragg of Big Springs; one brother, Bernard Weaver of Glenville; four grandchildren, Amanda Carpenter, Alicia Lamp, Travis Glen Yoak and Misty Yoak; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Glen Yoak.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Kenneth Whipkey officiating. Burial was in Nobe Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 12 May 2005

NORMAN YOAK

Norman F. Yoak, 74, of Grantsville, died Friday, May 6, 2005, at St. Joseph Hospital, Parkersburg.

He was born in Calhoun County, the son of the late Elias and Ollie Kight Yoak. He was a 1949 graduate of Calhoun County High School. After serving two years in the U.S. Marine Corps, he moved to Columbus, Ohio, where he worked for 29 years at White- Westinghouse and 10 years at Techneglas before retiring and returning home in 1996.

Surviving are his wife of 51 years, Leona Yoak; two sons, Greg Yoak and wife Jeni and David Yoak and wife Melissa; three grandchildren; three brothers, Robert Yoak and wife Dolores, Billie Joe Yoak and Ray Yoak and wife Madeline; four sisters, Grace Richards, Evadeen Kesler and husband Gordon, Edna Robinson and Hazel Tingler and husband Ray; and many nieces and nephews, including his personal nurse, Kaye Yoak.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Carroll McCauley officiating. Burial was in Maze Cemetery, Munday.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 28 February 2008

VIRGIE FAYE YOAK

Virgie Faye Yoak, 89, died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2008.

She was the daughter of the late Oakie and Nellie Norman.

She worked for many years as a cafeteria worker in Green, Ohio.

Surviving are two daughters, Hazel Hyland and Jean Christner; four sons, William, David, Rod and Dan; 24 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; 14 great-great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Betty Bennett and Thelma Collins.

She was preceded in death in 1984 by her husband of 49 years, William Johnson Yoak, whom she married in 1935; two daughters, Martha Abernathy and Mary Summers; one grand-daughter, Cindy Summers; two sisters; and one brother.

Services were held at Pleasant Hill Cemetery with Rev. Rick Metheney officiating.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 7 August 2008

HUBERT RAY YOST

Hubert Ray Yost, 68, of Columbia Station, Ohio, died Wednesday, July 30, 2008, at Cleveland Clinic after a three-year bout with cancer.

He was the son of the late Tom and Maude Yost and was retired from Ford Motor Co.

Surviving are his wife, Sandra; two daughters, Susan Mayer of Brunswick, Ohio, and Mary Yost of Columbia Station; seven grandchildren; and three brothers, Herschel of West Virginia, Jerry of Rittman, Ohio, and Bernard of Sharonsville, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by his step-father, Clay Arnold.At his request, there were no services. A celebration of his life will be held at Brunswick Eagles reception hall on Friday, Aug. 22.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 24 March 2005

SHARRON YEAGER

Sharron L. Giar Yeager, 68, of Grantsville, died Wednesday, Mar. 16, 2005, at Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

She was the daughter of the late Leo and Geneva Paton Giar. She was a member of VFW Post 5959 Ladies Auxiliary.

Surviving are two sons, Jimmy D. Yeager of Grantsville and William L. Yeager of Parkersburg; two daughters, April J. Tubbs of Sharon, Pa., and Sherrie L. Hardman of Parkersburg; two brothers, James Giar and wife Carol of Orma and Linden Giar and wife Elaine of Red Wing, Minn.; one sister, Patricia Stokes of New London, Ohio; 12 grandchildren, Jimmy G. Yeager, Darren J. Yeager, Andre J. Yeager, Cheryl A. Yeager, Betty M. Yeager, Evan Tingler, Jr., Matthew Tingler, Alicia Nadells, Angel Carpec, Tony Carpec, Samantha Tubbs, and Liz LaCarmra; and several great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William G. Yeager; one sister, Judy Giar Yeaples; and two brothers, Hubert D. Mitchel and Billy Mitchel. Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Kevin Church officiating. Burial was in Yeager/Westfall Cemetery, Lower Run.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 26 August 2004

ELVA YOAK

Elva Yoak, 90, of Grantsville, died Friday, Aug. 20, 2004, at Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Wattie and Dona Norman Yoak.

She was a graduate of Glenville State College where she earned a B.S. degree in education. She was a retired elementary school teacher in Calhoun County with 30 years of service. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Grantsville, and Calhoun County Senior Citizens. She had been a caretaker for F.F. and Nellie McCoy for many years.

Surviving are one half-brother, Arnold Yoak; two half-sisters, Betty Smith and Ruby Gene Godfrey; one step-sister, Eleanor Welch; and one step-brother, Kenneth Deulley.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Alva, Jack and Marvin Yoak; two sisters, Sarah Yoak and Mary Selmon; and one half-sister, Maxine Sults.

Services were held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Carroll McCauley officiating. Burial was in Bethlehem Cemetery, near Grantsville.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 28 Aug 2003

LORETTA YOAK

Loretta "Boots" Yoak, 54, of Big Bend, died Saturday, Aug. 23, 2003.

She was born in Big Bend, the daughter of the late Paul R. and Opal Snyder Smith. She was a member of God's House of Worship, Elizabeth, and was a homemaker and caretaker of the elderly.

Surviving are her husband of 32 years, Herbert Yoak; two daughters, Jennifer Yoak of Big Bend and Crystal Yoak of Charleston; one sister, Nancy Smith of Big Bend; one brother, Gerald "Pug" Smith of Grantsville; one grandson, Ryan Milliron; and one granddaughter, Jenna Milliron.

Services will be held Friday, 11 a.m., at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, with Rev. Raymond Gumm officiating. Burial will be in Yoak Cemetery. Visitation will be held Thursday, 6 to 9 p.m., at the funeral home.

(Larry Heffner)


The Wooster Daily Record - 28 March 1992 pg C-6

BARBARA D. YODER

WAKEMAN - Barbara D. Yoder, 38, 1866 Wenz Road, Wakeman, formerly of Wayne County, died Friday morning, March 27, at her residence.

Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at the Westwood Baptist Church, with the Rev. Claude McComas officiating. Burial will be at East Union Cemetery.

Friends may call Sunday from 2-4 p.m. at Custer Funeral Home, Wooster, or one hour pror to services.

Memorial contributions may be made to Custer Funeral Home to defray the cost of the funeral.

She was born in 1953 in Calhoun County, W.Va. to Russell and Betty (Miller) Sampson and married Andy W. Yoder on Sept. 5, 1970 in Wooster. He survives.

She had attended Triway and Waynedale High Schools and moved to Indiana in 1970. In 1986 she moved to Wakeman.

She was a member of the Westwood Baptist Church.

Surviving in addition to her husband are four children, Andy W. Yoder Jr., Michael W. and Susan M. all of the home and Mrs Tony ( Tina ) Billman of Portland, Ind.; three grandchildren; four brothers, Richard, Robert, Louis, and Gary Sampson, all of Wooster; and four sisters, Michelle Sampson and Mrs Denny ( Judy ) Messner, both of Wooster, Mrs Harvey ( Charlotte ) Keim of Spencer W. Va. and Mrs Noah ( Carolyn ) Yoder of Wakeman.

(Franklin Sampson)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 6 December 2007

DELORES YOST

Delores Yost, 64, of Schroenbrun Healthcare, New Philadelphia, Ohio, died Friday, Nov. 30, 2007. She was born in Mt. Zion, the daughter of the late Eddie and Ivory Summers Stout. She was employed for eight years by Gilford Instrument Laboratiores, Oberlin, Ohio, as an electronics technician. She was a homemaker. Surviving are her husband, Bernard Yost, whom she married Nov. 23, 1963; one son, Mike Yost of Sherrodsville, Ohio; one granddaughter; and one sister, Karen DeMoss of Spencer.She was preceded in death by two brothers. Services were scheduled Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Baxter-Gardner Funeral Home, Sherrodsville, with Rev. Carol McCartney officiating, and burial in Leavittsville Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 22 July 2004

ZANIE RICHARDS YOST

Zanie Richards Yost, 89, of Smithville, died Sunday, July 18, 2004, at her home.

She was born at Big Springs, the daughter of the late Frank and Elizabeth Modesitt Richards. She was a member of Chestnut Grove Methodist Church and owned and operated Yost Grocery, Big Springs, for many years.

Surviving are two sons, Robert Yost and wife Julie of Smithville, with whom she made her home, and Arthur Yost and wife Erma of Amesville, Ohio; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Denver Yost; four brothers, Earl, Carl, J.C. and Charles Yost; two sisters, Mamie Frederick and Amy Ward; and two grandchildren, Arick and Mickel Yost.

Services will be held at Stump Funeral Home, Grantsville, on Thursday, July 22, 2 p.m., with Rev. Carroll McCauley officiating. Burial will be in Big Springs Cemetery. Visitation was scheduled Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 28 May 2009

KARLA YOUNG

Karla Jean Coppinger Young, 63, of Orma, died Friday, May 22, 2009, at CAMC Memorial Hospital, Charleston.

She was born in Abilene, Tex., the daughter of the late Robert G. Coppinger and Lola Lois Hazlewood Coppinger.

She was a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University and a senior systems analyst for Blue Cross and Blue Shield. She was a Baptist.

Surviving are her husband, John "Jay" Young; one daughter, Debora Reed of Keller, Tex.; one stepaughter, Pat Dietz of Atlanta, Ga.; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by an infant son, David Michael Early, and one brother, Roy Ray Coppinger.

In keeping with her wishes, she was cremated. The family will have a private memorial service.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 19 February 2009

JOYCE JEAN YOUNG

Joyce Jean Wilson Young, 75, of Vienna, died Saturday, Feb. 14, 2009.

She was born in Big Springs, the daughter of the late Joy and Ethel Davis Wilson.

She was a homemaker and later retired as a bookkeeper for Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8127. She was a charter life member of VFW Ladies Auxiliary 8127, Vienna, and member of Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary 2307 and American Legion Ladies Auxiliary 159. She was a Protestant.

Surviving are four daughters, Cathy Henrie , Patsy Young-Greiner, Mary Ann Wilkes and Donna Griffith; three sons, Michael, John and George; seven grandchildren; six great-grand-children; one sister, Pat Lucas; three nieces; one nephew; special daughter, Cammie Manzo; dear friend, Annabelle Wells; and several "adopted" children, who knew her as "Mom Young."

She was preceded in death by her husband, William A. Young; one sister, Doratha Tingler; and one step-son, Stephen Lee Philips.

Services were held at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Vienna, with Dennis Pratt officiating. Burial was in Sunset Memory Gardens.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" – 4 Mar 2004

NORA YOUNG

Nora Lou Young, 65, of Pomeroy, Ohio, died Monday, Mar. 1, 2004, at her home.

She was born in Calhoun County, the daughter of the late Ernest Roy and Flora B. Stemple Smith. She was a Methodist and had worked as a prep cook for several restaurants and nursing home facilities.

Surviving are two daughters, Debra Young of Parkersburg and Barbara Collins of Belleville; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, her caregiver Edith Barnhouse of Pomeroy and Pauline Smith; one brother, Roger Lee Smith; and several nieces and nephews, including caregiver Steve Barnhouse.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank D. Young, Sr.; one son, Frank D. Young, Jr.; an infant brother, Charles Smith; and an infant sister, Thelma Smith.

Services were scheduled Wednesday, 1 p.m., at Kimes Funeral Home, Parkersburg, with Rev. Glenn Rowe officiating, and burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


"Calhoun Chronicle" - 5 March 2009

MARGIE YOUNGEBERG

Margie E. Godfrey Youngeberg, 76, of Florence Township, Ohio, died Monday, Feb. 16, 2009, at Amherst Manor.

She was born in Grantsville, the daughter of the late Waitman T. William and Louise Brooks Godfrey.

She was employed 27 years at General Motors, Elyria, Ohio, before retiring in 1988 as a foreman.

Surviving are two daughters, Carol Frederick of Birmingham and Constance Shiltz of Corona, Calif.; two granddaughters; one great-grandson; five sisters, Luella Moore of Stallings, N.C., Nina McCartney of Calcutta, Ohio, and Sharon Smith, Rose Croft and Frances Adwell, all of Grantsville; and one brother, William Godfrey of Parkersburg.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Thurman Youngeberg, and one son, Tyler Frederick.

Services were held in Amherst, Ohio, with burial in Florence Township Cemetery.

(Larry Heffner)


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