James R. Yost, 74

James R. Yost, 74, of New Beaver Boro passed away Monday, August 7, 2017 at his home surrounded by his loving family following a brief illness.

Born May 11, 1943 in Racine, Ohio, he was the 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 PA Farm Bureaus. Jim was a member of the Meridian Lodge # 411 F & AM in Enon Valley and a former New Beaver Councilman. He was a member of the New Life Baptist Church in New Wilmington.

In addition to his wife, Janet, survivors include a daughter, Jamie (Doug) Moon of Enon Valley; son, Robert (Julie) Yost of New Beaver Boro; two sisters, Judy (Wayne) Reagle of Pawleys Island, South Carolina, Peggy (Jack) McCready of New Beaver Boro and five grandchildren, Jordyn (Paul) Weidle, Mackenzie Moon, and Riah, Carter, and Alayna Yost.

Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday August 9 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home, 341 Main Street Wampum. Funeral Services will be held at the funeral home on Thursday at 11 am with Pastor Tim Fair officiating.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Jameson Hospice.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

4 thoughts on “James R. Yost, 74

  1. Janet and family,
    So sorry to learn of the passing of Jim. Cherish the many memories of your times together.
    Love, Gloria Kibler Scott

  2. We are so sorry about Jim’s passing and thinking of you and the family with sincere sympathy. Our grandparents were brother and sister (Mike Theiss)
    Arlene Theiss Wallace and George Wallace

  3. Peggy and family,
    I talked with Jim a few years ago when I came to PA to see Russ, Calvin, and John Edwards when we all turned 65, and I know you did to. I was at my Grandad McCown’s place just reminiscing for about five minutes and here comes Jim driving in. I think he had a spy camera somewhere. I said ‘Where’s my Grandad’s barn’. He started telling me that it had been sold and taken apart piece by piece and moved to Ohio. We talked a little while. He asked me if I was Ken McCown’s brother, and I said yes. I told him why I was there and that you had been in my class and we were all turning 65 that year and I asked him to tell you hello. Jim bought my Grandad’s place and everything was gone except the two red maple trees that my Uncle Jerry planted 60 years ago. They are still in the yard. The only things left from all of those times of my childhood at Grandma and Grandads. My condolences to your family and Goodbye Jim.

  4. Janet and family,
    I have fond memories of Jim since the early 60’s when he and his dad brought grain to my dad’s feed store. He was always a good man whom I respected and admired. I will always remember our conversations about John Deere tractors. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

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