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Jean W. Wesphal Yelton

Michigan City, La Porte County, Indiana, USA
Death 2 Dec 2010 (aged 79)
South Bend, St. Joseph County, Indiana, USA
Burial Michigan City, La Porte County, Indiana, USA
Memorial ID 62714621 · View Source
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Jean W. Yelton
Feb. 7, 1931-Dec. 2, 2010

Jean W. Yelton, 79, of Michigan City, died Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010, in South Bend, Ind.
The service will be held Saturday, Dec. 11 at 11 a.m. at St. John's United Church of Christ with Rev. William H. Fine officiating.
Visitation will be Friday from 2 to 6 p.m. at Carlisle Funeral Home.
Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Michigan City.

She was born Feb. 7, 1931, in Michigan City, to Wallace J. and Ruth M. (Wiseman) Wesphal, both of whom preceded her in death.

She married Donald L. Yelton on Aug. 11, 1950. She lived in Munich, Germany for 18 months while her husband served in the Korean War. They were married for 51 years. He passed away Aug. 31, 2001.

Surviving is her son, Jeffrey M. Yelton of Valparaiso; daughter, Jennifer (Timothy) Oglesby of Rolling Prairie; grandson, Kyle J. Oglesby, who attends Ball State University; sister, Joyce A. Waltz of Carmel, Ind.; and many loving aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by a brother, John "Jack" Wesphal and sister, Joan F. Sonnenberg.

Jean had worked at Indiana State Prison as a secretary and Carsten's Department Store downtown as a sales clerk and as the Michigan City Welcome Wagon Hostess. She was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels. Jean loved traveling throughout the U.S. and Europe with her family and playing cards (bridge and pinochle) with many groups including the Senior Center. She was a member of the Red Hat Society and enjoyed square dancing in the Star Righters Square Dance Club.She also looked forward to her weekly Tuesday morning coffee club group.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family.




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  • Added: 8 Dec 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 62714621
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Jean W. Wesphal Yelton (7 Feb 1931–2 Dec 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 62714621, citing Greenwood Cemetery, Michigan City, La Porte County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Jackie & Ralph (contributor 47011434) .