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Reverend Fred R. Yearsley passed into the presence of his Lord Tuesday (April 4, 2017) in Chapel Pointe at Carlisle.
He was born July 26, 1929, in Forest Hills, Pennsylvania, to the late Fred I. and Helen (Page) Yearsley, and the widower of Virginia McGarvey, with whom he spent 65 years.
Following graduation in 1952 from St. Paul College, now Crown College, he dedicated his life to ministering in Christian and Missionary Alliance churches in Greensburg, Cambridge Springs, Northeast, McKeesport and Phillipsburg, Pennsylvania; Fairmont; and Cleveland, Ohio.
Fred was also elected to the Executive Committee of both the Western and Central Districts of the CMA in Pennsylvania.
He was known as a man of prayer as well as a very talented singer. His energetic manner and congeniality marked him as one who never met a stranger.
Fred is survived by Wilma "Jackson" Yearsley, whom he married in 2014; three children, Paul David (and wife Donna) Yearsley of Fairmont, Jolene Ruth (and husband David) Widlicka of Salem, Ohio, and Mark Irwin Yearsley of Cleveland, Ohio; his sister, Lois Volstad of Cabot; sister-in-law, Carolyn Latshaw of Carlisle; two brothers-in-law, Richard (and wife Ella) McGarvey of Webster, New York, and Paul Evans of Tarentum; 11 grandchildren, Matthew (and wife Danielle) Yearsley, Evan Yearsley, Devany (and husband Jeff) Bonaventura, Spencer (and wife Amanda), Kyle, Shelby, Tucker and Keaton Widlicka and Mark Anthony Yearsley; and two great-grandchildren, Ella Yearsley and Bailey Bonaventura. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to his parents and first wife, the Rev. Yearsley was preceded in death by a newborn son; two brothers, William and Robert Yearsley; and his sister, Carol Evans.
A service of remembrance will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Henry Memorial Chapel of Chapel Pointe at Carlisle, 770 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, Pennsylvania, with the Revs. Walter Frankenberry, William Hazlett and Steve Motter officiating. Burial will follow at Letort Cemetery. There will be a viewing from 10 a.m. until the time of the service Saturday at Chapel Pointe.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Chapel Pointe Benevolent Fund, 770 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, PA 17013.
Hoffman Funeral Home & Crematory, 2020 W. Trindle Road, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, is handling the arrangements. To sign the guestbook, please visit www.HoffmanFH.com.
Published on April 6, 2017
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