Raymond L. Yingling
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YINGLING Raymond L. Yingling, age 74, of Sandusky, OH, died on Tuesday, January 19, 2010 at his residence in Sandusky, following a lengthy illness. He was born on September 8, 1935 in Carey, OH to Robert and Adefern (Laney) Yingling. He married Phyllis J. Vaughn on June 8, 1957, and she survives. Mr. Yingling served his country in the United States Marine Corp. from 1953-1956. He worked as a Major with the Ohio State Highway Patrol for 31 years, until his retirement in 1987. He was a member of the Columbus Avenue United Methodist Church, the Masonic Lodge, Provost Unit and Science Lodge. Raymond is survived by his wife of 52 years, Phyllis Yingling, Sandusky, OH; son, Joseph V. (Judith A.) Yingling, Sandusky, OH; twin sisters, Lana (Tom) Egbert, Mt. Blanchard, OH and Leah (Danny) Cutchell, Sycamore, OH; brothers, Richard (Judy) Yingling, St. Louis, MO and Dennis (Karen) Yingling, Carey, OH. He was preceded in death by his parents Robert and Adefern Yingling and son Jeffery Ray Yingling in 1976. Family and friends may call on Friday, January 22, 2010 from 6-9 p.m. in the GROFF FUNERAL HOME, 1607 E. Perkins Ave., Sandusky, OH and on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m. in the Columbus Ave. United Methodist Church, 2401 Columbus Ave., Sandusky. Pastor Barbara Stephens-Rich will officiate. A Masonic Lodge of Sorrow will be conducted at 6:30 p.m. on Friday evening. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Bucyrus, OH. Memorial contributions may be made to Columbus Avenue United Methodist Church or Heartland Hospice, Fremont, OH. Online condolences may be shared with his family at www.grofffuneralhomes.com

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Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Jan. 21, 2010.