Kathleen M. Cotton Memorial service
DANVILLE — A funeral will be held Monday, Jan. 9, at 11 a.m. at the St. Luke Catholic Church in Danville for Kathleen Cotton, 85, of Danville. The Rev. F. Richard Snoke will officiate. Burial will be in St. Luke Cemetery. The Fischer Funeral Home in Danville is handling services. The obituary can be viewed online at fischerfuneralhome.com.
Wildalee M. Yarman
FREDERICKTOWN — Wildalee Mae Yarman, 71, of Colony Drive, Fredericktown, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2006, at Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon.
She was born Dec. 17, 1934, in Braxton County, W.Va., to George White and Minerva (Couger) White Elswick. Wildalee was a 1953 graduate of Centerburg High School. She formerly worked for Essex Wire in Lexington before retiring after 20 years of employment with the Divelbiss Corp. in Fredericktown. Although Wildalee had other hobbies and interests, nothing was more important to her than spending quality time with her children and grandchildren.
She is survived by a son, Donald (Michele) Yarman of Mount Vernon; three daughters, Terry Yarman of Fredericktown, Karen (Butch) Cline of Mount Vernon, Sharon (Tom) Zinsmeister of Fredericktown; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandsons; three sisters, Estelene (Clyde) Provance of Mogadore, Janice Casey of Carson City, Nev., and Freda (Nick) Madias of Fredericktown.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her loving husband, Donald “Jim” Yarman; a son, James Michael Yarman; three brothers, Hayward White, Marlin White and Darold White.
A funeral service will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown, where friends may call two hours prior. The Rev. Mark E. Parsons II will officiate. Burial will follow in Forest Cemetery, Fredericktown.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050; or to the American Cancer Society, 1105 Mount Vernon Ave., Marion, OH 43302. This obituary and guest registry are online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Michael T. Yoakam
CENTERBURG — Michael Todd Yoakam, 44, of Centerburg, born July 6, 1961, and passed away Thursday, Jan. 6, 2006, at the Ohio State University Hospital.
He was the owner of Outta Sight Woodworking. He was a member of the Centerburg Conservation Club and an avid sports fan, especially football.
He is survived by his mother, Jeannine Yoakam of Centerburg; his father, Gary (Flo) Yoakam of Mount Vernon; sister, Roxanne (Otis) Bandy of Centerburg; brother, Pat (Janie) Yoakam of Utica; half brother, Rick (Laurie) Yoakam of Frisco, Texas; nephews, Travis and Heath Yoakam of Utica, Ryan (Gwen) and Griffin Bandy of Centerburg; great-niece, Cali Bandy; soul mate, Juldean Jones of Centerburg; extended family, Heather (Doug) Lanigan, Brandy Lejeune and Shaun Stevens; grandchildren, McKenzie, Bailey and Hope; his friend and kidney donor, Mary Yoakam; and numerous special friends, including John Jackson.
He was preceded in death by his beloved guide dog, Yogi.
A celebration of his life will be held Saturday, Jan. 14, at 2:30 p.m. at Colonial Baptist Church, Bangs, where friends may call after 1 p.m. Pastor Dan Whisner will officiate. Private interment will be in Mount Liberty Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be given to Juvenile Diabetes, Eyelets Cell Transplant at Ohio State University Hospital or Colonial Baptist Church.