Paul M. Yoakam

June 24, 1914 ‒ March 09, 2019

Amity, Ohio

Paul M. Yoakam, 104, of Amity passed away on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at Country Court Nursing Center in Mount Vernon. He was born in Knox County on June 24, 1914 to the late Earl M. and Mary Ellen (Tish) Yoakam.

Paul was a member of the Amity United Methodist Church.  He retired from Pittsburgh Plate Glass with over 30 years of service and enjoyed working on his farm.

Paul is survived by his children, Gary (Myrna) Yoakam of Minnetonka, MN and Mary Ogi of Columbus; three granddaughters, Jill Ogi, Andrea (Stuart) Bestland and Kristina (Brian) Hertzberg; great grandchildren, Will and Siena Hertzberg; special nephew, Don (Joanne) Yoakam and a very large and loving extended family.

In addition to his parents, Paul was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Martha L. (Fowler) Yoakam; and a brother and sister-in-law, Leslie (Della) Yoakam.

The family would like to thank the Amity community and good friends Gayle Workman, Lavonne Elwood and Don Garvic for the visits and keeping him a part of the community.  The family would also like to thank the kind and caring staff at Whispering Hills Care Center and the Country Court Nursing Center for the care they provided to Paul and to Melissa with Kindred Hospice.

The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Friday, March 15, 2019 at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, 201 Newark Road, Mount Vernon.  A funeral service celebrating the life of Paul will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at the Amity United Methodist Church with Rev. David Spaulding officiating.  Burial will follow in Amity Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the Amity United Methodist Church, 16649 Wooster Rd., Mount Vernon, OH 43050 or to Kindred Hospice, 112 Harcourt Rd., Suite 3, Mount Vernon, OH 43050 in Paul’s memory.

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  • Don and Joanne, so sorry for the passing of your loved one, many blessings and prayers.

  • Prayers lifted for the Yoakam families. Don and Joanne, So very sorry about the passing of your Uncle. My love to you both.

    Marilyn K

  • Don, Joanne & the Yoakam family, so sorry for the loss of your love one. Love and prayers. George & Sherrie King

  • Dear Don and Joanne — We were saddened to read about the passing of Don’s uncle. We are sending you and his entire family our deepest sympathy and friendship. What a wonderful, long life he had. We are sure that he leaves behind a legacy of a wonderful family and many friends. Sincerely, Susan and Dick Huggins/Frederickown

  • Dear Mary, Gary and families,
    Paul was a blessing to you and all that knew him. I loved to tease him about getting stopped in Amity by the State Patrol for doing what everybody in Amity did when they turned out of the old Sohio station…..making the loop turn.
    I have wonderful memories of him and Martha. You and your families brought him immense joy and love.
    With heartfelt sympathy and prayers,
    Jan Welsh Talbott