Stanley Yaste, age 84, of Mackville Road, Springfield, passed away at 6:15 p.m., Friday, November 20, 2020 at his home after an illness.
He was born in Marion County on July 7, 1936 to the late Sterling and Ethel Smith Yaste.
He was a lifelong member of the Springfield Christian Church where he served as a deacon. Stanley was a 1956 graduate of Mackville High School and also served in the National Guard. He was a devoted farmer and enjoyed raising good cattle and tobacco.
Preceding him in death was a sister, Dorothy Teater on August 3, 1986, a brother, James M. Yaste on February 28, 1997 and an infant brother, December 26, 1938.
Survivors include his wife of sixty-four years, Frances Russell Yaste; a son, James Clifton Yaste (Kathy) of Willisburg and a daughter, Sheila Benedict (Len) of Springfield; five grandsons, Jeremy Yaste (Amelia), Steven Yaste (Whitney), David Yaste (Nicole), Michael Benedict (Emily) and Matthew Benedict (Haley Hardin); seven great grandchildren, Kayden, Emily, Katherine, Claire, Evelynn, Owen and Levi Yaste and a brother, Leon Yaste (Shirlene) of Springfield.
Funeral services will be private. Rev. John McDaniel, officiating assisted by Bro. Roland Youmans.
Burial will be on Cemetery Hill.
Serving as pallbearers will be Jeremy Yaste, Steven Yaste, David Yaste, Michael Benedict, Matthew Benedict, John Yaste and Mike Teater.
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