Harold "Cotton" Yeager, Sr.
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MANSFIELD: Harold "Cotton" Yeager, Sr., 87, of Mansfield, died Tuesday, April 19, 2011 in Mansfield. Born April 2, 1924 in Mansfield, he was the son of Max and Elizabeth (Gretten) Yeager. A veteran of the United States Navy, Harold served in the Philippines aboard PT Boat #325 as a Gunner Mate 3rd class during World War II, where he was wounded. He also received a Bronze Star. Harold retired from the Tappan Company after 22 years and also served on the Board of Directors of Tappan Credit Union. He was a member of Saint Mary's of the Snows and was an usher for 60 years. Harold was a member of Loudonville Legion post #257. He loved to do crafts and sold many of his crafts at local craft shows. Keeping his lawn meticulous, Harold loved to garden and feed the birds daily. He was always full of life and enjoyed shopping with his wife, Mary Lou. Harold loved his family, but most of all he loved his wife of 65 years dearly and took good care of her.
Harold is survived by his wife, Mary Lou (Miller) Yeager, daughters, Judy (Gary) Simon, Linda Morris (Paul Cathers), Jane (Al) French; sons, Harold (Robin) Yeager, Jr and Randy Yeager (Linda McGlone); grandchildren, Trisha, Bobby, Scotty, Jody, Kim, Amy, Aaron, Zane, Christopher, and Matthew; 10 great grandchildren; 9 great great grandchildren; sister, Margaret Guzman; and sisters-in-law, Lucy Yeager and Mary Yeager. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Max, Frank, Joe, and Robert Yeager; sister, Louise Shaffstall; mother-in-law, Esther Snyder; half brother, John Schmalz; and half sister, Mary Schmalz.
Friends may call Monday, April 25, 2011 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the Diamond St. Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, 98 S. Diamond St., Mansfield. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary's of the Snows, 1630 State Route 42, Mansfield, conducted by Father Nelson Beaver. Military graveside services conducted by the Richland County Joint Veterans Burial Squad will follow in Mansfield Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary's of the Snows.
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Published in the News Journal on Apr. 24, 2011