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Virgil Yaeger

September 18, 2012
Morning Journal News

SALEM - Virgil Eugene Yaeger, 92, of Green Township, Salem, died at 10:25 p.m. Saturday at Salem Community Hospital.

He was a lifetime Green Township resident and farmer. He sold produce and raised strawberries from his farm.

He was born on December 8, 1919 in Greenford, Ohio, the son of the late Joseph A. and Effie (Huffman) Yaeger.

He and his wife attended Salem First United Methodist Church and he was an active part of a co-op at Salem Fruit Growers and the conservation group.

He is survived by his second wife, the former Ethel A. Baird, whom he married on August 22, 1984; a daughter, Pamela (Rob) Clark of Lisbon; stepchildren Jerry (Mary) Besze of Texas, Cathy (Jim) Flinn of St. Mary's, Ohio; 18 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his first wife, Alta M. (McNabb) Yaeger, whom he married on April 8, 1941 and who died on March 11, 1983; two sons, Donald Yaeger in 2000 and Richard Dean Yaeger in 1960, stepchildren Carole Applegate in 1985 and Louis Besze in 1988.

Services will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. at Salem First United Methodist Church with the Rev. P. Doug George officiating. Burial will follow in Grandview Cemetery. A time of visitation will be observed on Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen Funeral Home, Salem, and from 10-11 a.m. Friday in the church parlor.

The family has requested that memorial contributions to be made to either Hospice of the Valley, 1120 Village Plaza, Columbiana, Ohio 44408,, or to a charity of the donor's choice.

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