Created on Saturday, 09 February 2013 Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF
Phyllis Buchanan Yeasel, 88, of Lewistown, passed away early Saturday morning, Dec. 22, 2012, at Mary Rutan Hospital, Bellefontaine.
She was born in Pleasantville on Aug. 17, 1924, to the Lester and Flo McCreary Buchanan.
On Dec. 11, 1953, she married Charles Dean Yeasel in Richmond, Ind., and he preceded her in death. She also was 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 and Donna Yeasel (Charles) Haynes of Lewistown; six grandchildren, Monte (Dawn) Heppard, Tara (Frank) Venrick, Shawn Heppard, William (Janet) Haynes, Jacqueline (Mikel) Shoffner and Heidi (David) Arthur; 11 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson; a niece, Lucia Pierce; and a nephew, Christopher Buchanan.
A graduate of Pleasantville High School, Phyllis 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, Alaska, and the former Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Bellefontaine. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star for more than 50 years, most recently in Sanford, N.C.
She loved traveling, especially to North Carolina in the winter and to Alaska in the summer.
A memorial picnic is at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at Winner’s Harvest Barn, 7317 W. State Route 47, DeGraff.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children, Office of Development, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607.
Arrangements were handled by Shoffstall Funeral Home, Lakeview, where condolences may be expressed at shoffstallfuneralhome.com.