James H. Yeager

November 10, 1930 ‒ March 02, 2019

Mount Vernon, Ohio

James H. Yeager, age 88, of Mount Vernon, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on November 10, 1930 in Gambier, Ohio the son of Harry J. and Dorothy (McMahon) Yeager.  James proudly served in the United States Army during the Korean War.  He retired in 1993 after 30 plus years from Continental Can in Mount Vernon.

James and his wife Martha enjoyed traveling the states in their RV and he was also an avid bowler and golfer.  James was a dedicated and devoted husband, father and grandfather who will be sadly missed by his family and many friends.

He is survived by his wife Martha (McQueen) Yeager whom he married on February 4, 1956, his children; James Michael (Judy) Yeager of Athens, Ohio, David (Bonnie) Yeager of Howard, Ohio and Laura (Ron) Anderson of Rushville, Ohio; eight grandchildren, Daniel Yeager, Justin Yeager, Leslie (Andrew) Saunders, Bryan (April) Yeager, Timothy (Brooke) Williams, Katie Williams, Jessica Anderson and Jeremy (Brittany) Anderson; six great grandchildren, Joscelynn, Grayson, Aiden, Skyler, Ryder and Chloe and a sister, Jane Yeager of Gambier.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a sister Mary Louise Yeager and all of his canine companion shelties.

Friends may call on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, 201 Newark Road, Mount Vernon, Ohio, 43050 where a funeral service will be held on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 beginning at 11 a.m.  Rev. Jerry Ernst will be officiating.  Burial will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions in James’s name may be made to Hospice of Knox County.

To share a memory or leave a condolence, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of James H. Yeager.


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  • My Condolences to each family member!!My Uncle Jim will forever be in my heart! Never forgotten! Always had fun times with him and my Aunt Martha! They taught my sister and I how to play Canasta cards! That was such fun! Love you always!

  • So sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. I know you have all been through a lot. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Prayers ,for the family, A special memory that I have was the time when Uncle Jim, Dad , Mike, Dave, & I went to a Cleveland Indians game, on bat day, that was a blast. And the times we would get together & make home made ice cream. You sure will be missed Uncle Jim. May the peace of God be with you all!!!

  • Sending much love and prayers to all the family at this very difficult time may the precious Lord reach down his hand of peace and comfort that only he can give especially to Martha in the many days ahead as part of her will go with her soulmate of 65years what a blessing to have spent their lives together and creating a wonderful journey together with so many precious family and memories the days ahead for her will be so difficult I cant imagine spending a lifetime together and then suddenly have your partner be taken from you may the Lord be with her in the days to come til they one day are reunited I had the pleasure of getting to know these 2 dear sweet wonderful people in the 10 years Ive been in the family may the Lord be with each and everyone of you and may Jim rest in eternal peace

  • Dear Martha and Family —- We are sending our deepest sympathy and friendship to you all. So very sorry about your loss. Sincerely, Susan and Dick Huggins/Fredericktown

  • Thank you for inviting us into your home and family. Thank you for being the strong father that influenced not only your children, but their friends. Many things could be listed here to thank you for… this time we want to make sure that we Thank You for your Service. May your friends and family be comforted knowing that you patiently await your reunion in Heaven.

  • We are so sorry for your loss. When this happens in our family we need more than human strength. God and his Son can provide what we need. Please review these scriptures : John 5:28-29 “Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice 29 and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life, and those who practiced vile things to a resurrection of judgment.” Revelation 21:4 “And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes,and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”

  • God Bless and Thank YOU, Jim for your service in The United States Army, serving in The “NEVER FORGOTTEN” Korean War… RIP … And Semper Fi. … Soldier.

  • Dear Dave & Bonnie, Our condolences to each member of the your family at your time of loss! Praying for God’s comfort for each one! You are in our deepest prayers & most sincere thoughts this week & in the days ahead. Love in Christ Jesus, Jim, Peggy, Chris & Sam Johnson

  • Martha and family, I offer my sympathy and condolence in this time of sorrow in your lives. I remember many times of youth group activities held at the house with Jim watching on and the family coming to church.

    My prayers are with you this day.

  • Dave and Bonnie and family
    Sorry for your loss of your father. Very nice tribute to your father he will be sadly missed by all. sending prayers for the who;e yeager family during this difficult time. may he rest in peace and THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE!!!

  • Martha and family, we send our condolences during this difficult time. You are in our hearts and prayers. As God opened His arms to welcome him in, the earth lost a great man. Love to all of you. Sending love your way. Love, John and Vickie Rine, Darci and Josh Untied and Brittney and Rob Ferguson.

  • Mrs. Yeager and family. As your back yard neighbor for many years, I express my condolences. When my father passed I was so glad to see your family at my fathers services. I wish I could have come home to pay respect to your husband, father. In time the pain will grow into a deeper love.
    My best, Richard, Dick, Mondron