John L. Yarman Jr.

January 29, 1937 ‒ February 19, 2019

Howard, Ohio

John L. Yarman Jr. age 82, of Howard passed away on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at the Country Court Nursing Home.

He was born on January 29, 1937 in Mount Vernon to John L Yarman Sr. and Earlene (Tucker) Yarman-McMains.  John was employed for over 27 years at the Jarvis B. Webb Company where he was a fitter welder.  He was very active in the NRA, the TIP Program, the Knox County 4-H and was a member of the Howard United Methodist Church. He enjoyed woodworking, hunting and being in the outdoors. But most of all, John loved the time he spent with his family and friends.

He is survived by his wife Betty (Barton) Yarman; his son John (Ann) Yarman III; his daughters Barba (Jim) BeVard, Linda Yarman; eight grandchildren, Jesse BeVard, Dawn BeVard, Breanna Hayes-Yarman, Levi Yarman, Elijah Yarman, Rebekah Yarman, Lukas Yarman and Seth Yarman; and his mother Earlene Yarman-McMains.

John was preceded in death by his father John L. Yarman Sr.

Friends may call on Thursday, February 21, 2019 from 12 – 1PM at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home.  A service will follow, beginning at 1PM, with Rev. Carl Bender officiating.  Burial will take place in Pleasant Valley Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: Kindred Hospice or the Knox County 4-H.

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The family would like to thank Country Court Nursing Home and Kindred Hospice (Especially Crystal and Brian) for their wonderful care and compassion.

The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of John L. Yarman Jr.


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  • We extend our deepest sympathies to you and your family. May the soul of John be at peace with our Heavenly Father.

    Sharing in your sadness and we will continue to lift you up in prayer.

    Jerry and Cindy Gutridge

  • Prayers for the family John worked with my Dad at Jarvis Webb Company. We know his son and Rebekah she has played Upward Sports with my two kids.Dad would talk about John alot and the fun times they had at Jarvis Webb.I will be praying for the family.

  • Dear Yarman family, I’m so sad to hear about Johnny. You have my prayers and sympathy. Love to you all. Nancy Heaton Weaver

  • Dear Mrs Yarman and family I am so sorry for your loss. John was such a wonderful man! You have my heartfelt sympathy! It was my greatest pleasure taking care of him. His smile always made my day!

    Love and prayers for your family

    Angie Lyon

    • I will always love you for your loving care of John and all the others that were so great in the day time. I don’t think I can ever forgive that useless midnight group tho.

      THANKS Betty

  • We are so sorry for your loss John was a great guy who loved life John was instrumental in recurring me into the 4h sport fishing program which evolved into the 4h shooting ed program. We have lots of fond memories of him and his love of kids he will be sadly missed but not forgotten he is in Gods Hands now the best
    With our sincerest Condolences
    Chris and Steve Goeppinger and family

  • Praying for family and friends. So sorry for your loss.

    John will be greatly missed by Ohio 4-H Shooting Sports. He was one of my favorite Archery Instructors. He not only helped teach youth, but helped Adult 4-H Advisors learn better how to instruct more youth. His smiling face and stories always made learning fun. His legacy will live for generations.

  • Dear Betty,

    I’m so very sorry to hear that John has gone home to be with the Lord. You must miss him terribly. He will always remain in my heart as the one who introduced me to the love of working with kids in archery, and I will NEVER forget him. The 4-H archery shooting sports program in Ohio would never have become the incredible thing it is without him. He will be missed. You and your family will be in my prayers. REST IN PEACE, JOHN! Thanks for teaching me to shoot straight – and so many other life lessons – by your example.

  • P.S. – No, I’m NOT sorry John’s gone to be with the Lord! I’m sure he was welcomed with open arms.

  • Best hunting partner I have ever had. My condolences. Life well lived will be rewarded in the kingdom of heaven.

  • Betty just to let you know we are sorry for your loss. Ed and John had a lot of good times together sure a lot of good memories. John and Ed touched a lot of kids and adults through 4h Shooting Sports 4h camps and Hunter education. And a good hunting buddy. He will be missed.

  • Betty Lou just learned of John’s passing I am so sorry but be assured you are in my thoughts and prayers He is resting and you have many precious memories to cherish . He was a good man.

  • Dear Betty,
    So saddened to hear of John’s passing. He may be physically gone but his smile will live on in the memories of so many 4-H kids and volunteers and his spirit in our hearts. His love of archery will be perpetuated through the many excellent instructors he trained in his decades of service to 4-H Shooting Sports. Only John could have talked me into helping nail the roof onto the archery shelter at Camp Ohio. So many great memories. I will forever miss that smile and twinkle in his eyes!

  • I will always think of John as a warm-hearted giant. He loved to give me a hard time as much as he loved it when I gave him a hard time in return. I remember his patience in teaching my son archery, and he was as proud as my son was when he hit the targets. The world is a better place thanks to John. My sympathy to the family, and I’m sure he’s in great company in the heavens.