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YAHNER
Philomena (Annie) YAHNER
died in 1934.
Wednesday, February 7, 1934, Latrobe Bulletin, page 6, Latrobe, Westmoreland, PA.
Sister Philomena Yahner [Annie Yahner]
Sister Philomena Yahner, 63 year-old Benedictine nun and an aunt of Father Cyprian Yahner, a priest at St. Vincent College, died Monday afternoon at St. Boniface convent, Pittsburgh. She had been ill 10 days with pneumonia. Contributed by Jack O'Connor, seanroconnor@hotmail.com.

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YEALY
John W. YEALY
died in 1931.
YEALY, John W.
Died April 27, 1931
JOHN W. YEALY, OF DERRY, DIES
Neighboring Town Loses One Of Its Foremost Men
With a suddenness which startled the community, Derry learned this morning of the death of one of its most prominent citizens, John Withrow Yealy, treasurer of the First Savings & Trust company. He died in the West Penn Hospital, Pittsburgh, at 9 o’clock. Mr. Yealy had been in poor health for some time past, and had been taking treatment for stomach trouble. He was able to be at his place in the bank, but his ailment failed to respond to treatment. Saturday night, shortly after midnight, he became very ill, and the physician who was called advised immediate removal to the West Penn Hospital He arrived at the hospital at four o’clock and after an examination, an immediate operation was deemed necessary. It was performed by Dr. Bailey, who found a duodenal ulcer. Mr. Yealy seemed to rally from the operation, and his wife and brothers and sisters, who were at his bedside, were informed he had more than an even chance of recovery. However about midnight last night, after peritonitis had set in, he became worse with the end occurring this morning. Born in Derry, a son of David M., and Minerva Crissinger Yealy, he has always been a resident of the town. Had he lived until October of this year, he would have been 45 years of age. He graduated from the Derry Borough high in the class of 1904, and later was taken into the old First National Bank, of which his brother was cashier. He advanced to assistant cashier and served in that capacity until the bank was liquidated in 1917. With the organization of the new First Savings & Trust company, which began business on January 1, 1918, Mr. Yealy was made assistant treasurer. In 1921 D. W. Yealy resigned to become cashier of the First National bank of Blairsville and John W. Yealy was named treasurer of the First Savings & Trust company, a position he continued to hold up to the time of death. Surviving are his widow, who was Miss Mary Olive Yealy, and the following children: Mary Olive, Catherine, John, Edna Louise, Eleanor and Virginia. His father also survives as do the following brothers and sisters: Harry of Philadelphia; Dorsey W., of Pittsburgh; Edward J., of Latrobe; Dr. Charles V., and S Holmes, of Derry; Mrs. Durbin S. Kerr, of Oakmont, and Miss Emma Lenore, of Derry. John W. Yealy was citizen of whom Derry was proud. In every church and civic activity he was foremost in the work of promotion and in carrying thru their projects. He served as a member of the borough council from 1922 to 1926 and had been active in Boy Scout work for many years. He was a member of La Monte Lodge F and A.M., the Shrine, the Coudersport Consistory, and was treasurer of Westmoreland Forest, Tall Cedars of Lebanon. He was an active member of St. Paul’s Reformed Church, being treasurer of its benevolences, superintendent of the Sunday School, a member of the consistory, and of the church choir. He was treasurer of the local red Cross and in every church and civic movement of the community he was to be found in the forefront. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Latrobe Bulletin, April 27, 1931, Page 13.
Yealy Funeral Services
Funeral services for the late John W. Yealy, of Derry, will be held Thursday afternoon, at 2:30 o’clock, in St. Paul’s reformed church. His pastor, Rev. W. H. Landis and the Rev. H. W. Black, former pastor, will be in charge assisted by the other Derry Ministry. Interment will follow in Cole’s cemetery. Latrobe Bulletin, April 28, 1931, Page 7. [Note: John’s widow is incorrectly listed as the former Miss Mary Olive Yealy. She was Miss Mary Olive MOWRY]. Rich Bentley, richbentley@sbcglobal.net.

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