Howard Yeargin

Howard W. Yeargin, 83, of Paris, passed away at 10:06 a.m. Sunday, April 8, 2018, at Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis, Ind. He was a carpenter and building contractor.

The funeral service and burial in Edgar Cemetery are private. Visitation is from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, in Stewart and Carroll Funeral Home.

Mr. Yeargin was born Oct. 26, 1934, in Elbridge Township, Edgar County, the son of the late James and Vivian Lois Howard Yeargin. He married Shirley A. Henson Sept. 3, 1954, at Nevins Christian Church, and she survives.

He is also survived by three children, Carol Furnish, Brad (Margo) Yeargin and Janean Gilliland, all of Paris; six grandchildren, Jarrett Yeargin and Erin (Heather) Yeargin, both of Sun Prairie, Wis., Robyn (Mike) Bohannon of Lincoln, Jamie Hashman and Ryan Furnish, both of Paris and Hallie Gilliland of San Antonio, Texas; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Janice Deem and Mildred Cook.

Mr. Yeargin was a member of Nevins Christian Church and was a volunteer for the Compassionate Food Pantry for 15 years.

Memorial donations may be made to the Vermilion Fire Department or the Compassionate Food Pantry.


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