Wayne Yearous

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JESUP – Wayne Ammond Yearous, 82, of Independence, and formerly of Jesup, died Dec. 11, 2009, at the West Village Care Center, Independence, of natural causes. He was born Oct. 31, 1927, in Arlington, the son of Lesle Roe Yearous and Gladys Irene (Johnston) Yearous. He attended high school at Arlington, and graduated with the class of 1945. On Sept. 2, 1951, he was united in marriage to Phyllis Lorraine Chandler at the Methodist Church in Stanley, which was the first marriage held in the church. They made their home in Jesup for many years where they were members of the First United Methodist Church. She preceded him in death on May 31.
Wayne was employed at Rath Packing in Waterloo, on the loading dock in 1952 and later moved to the security guard position until his retirement in 1985. He was a member of the Army Air Corp serving in World War II and was a member of Pump-Scheer American Legion Post 342 in Jesup. Yearous is survived by two daughters: Sheila Bloxham of Vancouver, Wash. and Janice (Jim) Cameron of Jesup; two sons: David (Sue) Yearous of New Hampton, and Douglas (Lois) Yearous of Spokane, Wash.; 10 grandchildren, five great-granddaughters, and one brother, John (Ruby) Yearous of Sumner.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Yearous was preceded in death by his parents; one granddaughter, Brook Yearous, and one sister, Elizabeth Dempster.
Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 16, at the First United Methodist Church , Jesup, with Rev. Vicki Reece officiating. Music will be by Dawn Quackenbush, organist and Delores Gerstenberger, soloist. Honorary Casket Bearers will be Matthew Yearous, Danielle Chastain, Natasha Yearous, and Cameron Yearous. Casket Bearers will be Derek Cameron, Cody Cameron, Caleb Cameron, Tyler Yearous, Michael Yearous, and Shawon Yearous. Burial will be at the Cedar Crest Cemetery, Jesup, where military rites will be conducted by Pump-Scheer American Legion Post 342 of Jesup.
Friends may call for an hour before services Wednesday at the church. Memorials will be directed to the First United Methodist Church and to Cedar Valley Hospice. Online condolences may be left at www.White-Mthope.com. Visit our guestbook at www.bulletinjournal.com.
Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal from Dec. 15 to Dec. 18, 2009