Shirley Ann Yeakle, 75

FEB. 5, 1936-FEB. 10, 2011

February 10, 2011
  • Shirley Ann Yeakle
Shirley Ann Yeakle

CLEAR SPRING — Shirley Ann Yeakle, 75, of Clear Spring, passed away Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011, at Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown surrounded by her loving family.
Born Feb. 5, 1936, in Blairs Valley, she was the daughter of the late Fred Sword and Etta May “Repp” Sword.

She was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Clear Spring and a graduate of Clear Spring High School, Class of 1954.  

She was the co-owner of the Clear Spring Exxon and Towing Co. for 35 years. She was a very caring, devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother to her family. She enjoyed nature and the outdoors. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Joseph C. Herbert American Legion Post 222 of Clear Spring and a member of the Antique Automobile Club of America.  

She is survived by her loving husband of 54 years, Donald F. Yeakle Sr., of Clear Spring; daughters, Dixie K. Englehart and husband, Jeff, and Susan E. Albert and husband, Brian, all of Clear Spring; sons, Donald F. Yeakle Jr. and wife, Dodie, of Clear Spring, and Rodney L. Yeakle and wife, Deborah, of Harrisburg, Pa.; a brother, Richard Sword of Clear Spring; nine grandchildren, Angela Keefer, Shea Sturm, Troy Englehart, Amanda Shives, Brandon Yeakle, Casey Yeakle, Cody Englehart, Victoria Albert and Alexandria Albert; eight great-grandchildren, Brennen Yeakle, Linnae Keefer, Kason Yeakle, Lila Keefer, Kayda Shives, Kannon Shives, Gage Sturm and Kendall Sturm; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Bill Sword and Donald Sword.

Services will be held Monday, Feb. 14, 2011, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Clear Spring. The Rev. Allen Reed will officiate. Burial will be in the adjoining church cemetery.  

The family will receive friends Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Donald Edwin Thompson Funeral Home Inc., 13607 National Pike, Clear Spring. For the convenience of friends, you may visit the funeral home after noon.

Memorial donations may be made to Clear Spring Ambulance Club, P.O. Box 61, Clear Spring, MD 21722.

Arrangements were entrusted to Donald Edwin Thompson Funeral Home Inc., Clear Spring.

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