Betty B. Yeakel


WARREN — Betty Beryl Yeakel, 94, of Warren, went to be with the Lord on Friday, Jan. 6, 2017, at Gillette Nursing Home.

She was born Sept. 12, 1922, in Forty-Fort, Pa., a daughter of the late Harry F. Flynn and the late Dora E. Cragle.

She married the love of her life, Ralph “Bud” Yeakel on Sept. 15, 1945, and they spent 66 years together until his passing on Aug. 30, 2012.

Betty was a graduate of Harter High School and was a member of Second Christian Church. She enjoyed bowling, quilting and traveling. Together with her husband, they were foster parents for many years.

Left to cherish her memories are her daughter, Barbara E. (Robert) Booth of Warren and son, Richard A. (Deborah) Yeakel of Girard; sister, Patricia (Jacque) Buckley of Noxen, Pa.; son-in-law, Ralph Moran of Southington; daughter-in-law, Karen Yeakel of Emery, Texas; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband; son, Charles W. Yeakel; daughter, Donna J. Moran; brother, William D. Flynn; and sister, Emily Meyers.

Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, at Carl W. Hall Funeral Home, where the Rev. Kenneth Kubichek will officiate. Friends may call noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday at Carl W. Hall Funeral Home. Interment will be in Pineview Memorial Park, Warren.

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