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.