Phyllis Buchanan Yeasel, 88, of Lewistown, OH, passed away early Saturday morning, December 22, 2012 at Mary Rutan Hospital, Bellefontaine, OH.
She was born on August 17, 1924 in Pleasantville, OH to the Lester & Flo McCreary Buchanan. On December 11, 1953, she married Charles Dean Yeasel in Richmond, IN and he preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by a grandson, Anthony Haynes, her sister Zoe Buchanan, brother, Franklin Buchanan, sister-in-law, Lucy Buchanan, and a son-in-law, Charles Heppard.
Phyllis is survived by two daughters, Helen Yeasel Heppard of Mechanicsburg, OH and Donna (Charles) Yeasel Haynes of Lewistown, six grandchildren, Monte (Dawn) Heppard, Tara (Frank) Venrick, Shawn Heppard, William (Janet) Haynes, Jacqueline (Mikel) Shoffner, and Heidi (David) Arthur, eleven great grandchildren and a great-great grandson, a niece, Lucia Pierce and a nephew, Christopher Buchanan.
Phyllis was a graduate of Pleasantville High School. She was the former owner of Yeasel Inc. and Industrial Farm Tank, both in Lewistown. She was a member of St. Francis by the Sea Church in Kenai, AK and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, formerly in Bellefontaine. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star for over 50 years, most recently in Sanford, NC. She loved traveling, especially to North Carolina in the winter and to Alaska in the summer.
A memorial picnic will be held 1:00 pm, Saturday, February 16, 2013 at Winner’s Harvest Barn, 7317 State Route 47 W, DeGraff, OH. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given in her name to the Shriners Hospitals for Children, Office of Development, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607.
Arrangements are in the care of Shoffstall Funeral Home, Lakeview. Condolences may be expressed at www.shoffstallfuneralhome.com.