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James R. Yost, 74, of New Beaver Borough passed away Monday, Aug. 7, 2017, at his home, surrounded by his loving family, following a brief illness.
Born May 11, 1943, in Racine, Ohio, he was a son of the late Robert E. and Janice E. Buckley Yost.
He was married to Janet R. Nicely Yost for 51 years.
Jim was a lifelong farmer, owning and operating Yost Farms.
He received numerous awards for his agricultural excellence, including the Eastern United States Master Farmers Award.
Jim was a former board of director of the Penn State Extension. He was also active with the Beaver Lawrence County and the Pennsylvania farm bureaus.
Jim was a member of the Meridian Lodge 411 F&AM in Enon Valley, and was a former New Beaver Borough councilman.
He was a member of New Life Baptist Church in New Wilmington.
In addition to his wife, Janet, survivors include a daughter, Jamie (Doug) Moon of Enon Valley; a son, Robert (Julie) Yost of New Beaver Borough; two sisters, Judy (Wayne) Reagle of Pawleys Island, South Carolina, and Peggy (Jack) McCready of New Beaver Borough; and five grandchildren, Jordyn (Paul) Weidle, Mackenzie Moon, and Riah, Carter and Alayna Yost.
Visiting hours will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Marshall Funeral Home, 341 Main St., Wampum.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home with Pastor Tim Fair officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Jameson Hospice.
Online condolences may be offered to marshallsfh.com.
Published on August 7, 2017
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