Letitia Eileen “Tisha” Beal Youngkin

February 03, 1971 ‒ February 14, 2008

Mansfield & Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

MANSFIELD: Letitia Eileen “Tisha” Beal Youngkin, 37, of Cuyahoga Falls, and formerly of Mansfield, died Thursday morning February 14, 2008 in Ridgewood Health Care Center, Akron, following a long illness.

She was born February 3, 1971 in Mansfield to Jerry D. and Betty Jean (Wardle) Beal and was graduated from Madison High School in 1989, where she played baritone in the band.

While a Mansfield resident, Tisha was a member of First Christian Church, and more recently was a member of First United Methodist Church of Cuyahoga Falls.

She earned her Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Akron in 1994, and worked as a substitute teacher in Richland County schools for several years before she accepted a position as a reading tutor and teacher with Akron City Schools.

Tisha had a quiet, humble and easy-going personality. Her spiritual gift of kindness always triumphed over her occasional stubbornness, as she did have “a mind of her own.”

An avid reader, she immersed herself in the Disney culture. She enjoyed books, music and movies, but loved Disney media the best. Though she had traveled the world, her favorite spot on earth was Disney World.

She is survived by her husband Steven Youngkin of Cuyahoga Falls; her parents Jerry and Betty Jean Beal of Mansfield; a brother and sister-in-law Dr. Matthew & Jenni Beal of Chicago, IL; a niece Emma Beal, a nephew Austin Beal; her father- and mother-in-law Floyd and Roseann Youngkin of Cuyahoga Falls; and aunts, uncles and cousins.

A graveside funeral service will be held Monday, February 18, 2008 at 11 a.m. in Ankneytown Cemetery, in Knox County. Pastor Chris Whitehead will officiate. The Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements.

Memorial contributions to the National Kidney Foundation, Asera Care Hospice, First Christian Church, or First United Methodist Church of Cuyahoga Falls may be made through the funeral home.

Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting: www.snyderfuneralhomes.com