Edith Yocum

Edith M. Yocum (Kling)

Wednesday, May 15th, 1929 - Thursday, November 14th, 2019
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Edith M. Yocum (Kling), 90, of Staunton, VA, formerly of Reedsville, PA, was surrounded by family as she went home to be with the Lord at 10:54 p.m. on Thursday November 14, 2019.

Born May 15, 1929, in Lewistown, PA, she was a daughter of the late George E. Kling and Ida Pauline Kling (Earnest) and Stepfather Author Harold Kling. Her husband, Harry S. Yocum, Sr, whom she married on June 30, 1946, preceded her in death on June 15, 2010.

Surviving are children, Harry S. Yocum, Jr, of Burnham, PA, daughter-in-law Rilla K Yocum of Lewistown, PA, Linda M. Yocum of Staunton, VA, Paul E. Yocum and wife Myra of Yeagertown, PA; grandchildren, Nanette (Yocum) Barnes and husband Brian of Lewistown, PA, George Yocum and wife Anne of Staunton, VA, Steve Yocum and wife Theresa of Yeagertown, PA, Paula (Yocum) Liddick and husband Paul of Yeagertown, PA, Harry (Bill) Yocum and wife Amy of Lewistown, PA, and Paul Yocum, Jr, of Yeagertown, PA.

Also surviving are 14 great grandchildren, 8 great, great grandchildren, sister Mildred Fortney of Mechanicsburg, PA, foster brothers Lloyd Earnest of Lewisberry, PA, Barry Reichenbach of Thompsontown, PA, and Charles Barlette of Lewistown, PA.

She was preceded in death by her son George E. Yocum, siblings Hazel Kling, Joseph Kling, George Kling, Jacob Kling, step siblings Myrtel Hopkins, Arthur Kling, Jr, Mary Bleacher, and Josephine Setzler.

She worked at Fisher Electronics (Sanyo), retiring after 39 years of service. She attended Providence Baptist Church of Harrisonburg, VA, enjoyed crocheting, knitting, sewing, and spending time with family and friends.

A funeral service in loving memory of Edith will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday November 18, 2019 at Milroy Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, 46 Elm Street, Milroy PA 17063, with Pastor Andy Rice officiating. There will be a time of visitation with the family held at the church from 1:00 p.m. until time of service.

Interment will take place in Church Hill Cemetery, Reedsville.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Edith’s memory to The Gideons International Processing Center, P. O. Box 97251, Washington, DC 20090-7251 or Operation Christmas Child, Samaritan’s Purse, P. O. Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607.
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  • Visitation

    Monday, November 18th, 2019 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Monday, November 18th, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Milroy CMA
    46 Elm Street
    MILROY, PA 17063
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  • Service

    Monday, November 18th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Monday, November 18th, 2019 2:00pm
    Milroy CMA
    46 Elm Street
    MILROY, PA 17063
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Pastor Andy Rice
  • Interment

    Church Hill Cemetery
    Church Lane
    REEDSVILLE, PA 17084
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Yvonne Damicantonio

Posted at 11:24am
Linda and family so sorry to hear of your mother's passing my thoughts are with you Vonnie Damicantonio

Millie Becker

Posted at 07:58am
I will always remember sitting beside Edith during prayer time on Wednesday evenings at Providence and hearing her sweet expressions as she poured out her heart to the Lord. Millie Becker

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