Edith M. Yocum
Edith M. Yocum (Kling), 90, of Staunton, Va., formerly of Reedsville, was surrounded by family as she went home to be with the Lord at 10:54 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019.
Born May 15, 1929, in Lewistown, 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; daughter-in-law, Rilla K. Yocum, of Lewistown, Linda M. Yocum, of Staunton, Va., Paul E. Yocum and wife, Myra, of Yeagertown; grandchildren, Nanette (Yocum) Barnes and husband, Brian, of Lewistown, George Yocum and wife, Anne, of Staunton, Va., Steve Yocum and wife, Theresa, of Yeagertown, Paula (Yocum) Liddick and husband, Paul, of Yeagertown, Harry (Bill) Yocum and wife, Amy, of Lewistown, and Paul Yocum Jr., of Yeagertown.
Also surviving are: 14 great-grandchildren, eight great-great-grandchildren; sister, Mildred Fortney, of Mechanicsburg; foster brothers, Lloyd Earnest, of Lewisberry, Barry Reichenbach, of Thompsontown and Charles Barlette, of Lewistown.
She was preceded in death by her son, George E. Yocum; siblings, Hazel Kling, Joseph Kling, George Kling and Jacob Kling; stepsiblings, 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. She enjoyed crocheting, knitting, sewing and spending time with family and friends.
A funeral service in loving memory of Edith will be held at 2 p.m. Monday Nov. 18, 2019, at Milroy Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, 46 Elm St., Milroy, PA 17063, with Pastor Andy Rice officiating.
There will be a time of visitation with the family held at 1 p.m. until the time of service, Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, at the church.
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 D.C. 20090-7251 or Operation Christmas Child, Samaritan’s Purse, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, N.C. 28607.
Funeral arrangements are under the care of the Barr Funeral Home and Crematory, 120 Logan St., Lewistown, PA 17044.
Online condolences can be shared with the family at www.barrfh.com.