Cedar Rapids Gazette; 11 May 2010
Yardley, Harold W.
Harold W. Yardley
Harold W. Yardley, 88, formerly of Blairstown, died Friday, May 7, 2010 at Keystone Care Center. Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. today at Elmwood Cemetery, north of Milan, Mo. Ruschmeier Funeral Home, Milan, Mo., is handling arrangements.
He is survived by a son, Ron and Audrey Yardley of Marengo; two granddaughters, Wendy Claeys and Kimberly and Victor Zapf of West Liberty; and seven great-grandchildren.
Harold was born the son of Thurman and Eva (Boyd) Yardley on April 17, 1922, in Milan, Mo. On Jan. 6, 1940, he married Bernice A. Morley, in Milan. She preceded him in death in 2001. He was also preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Raymond Yardley, Leon Yardley and Jim Cannon.
Harold grew up in Sullivan County where he attended both country and town schools. They...settling in Blairstown in 1957. He worked as a parts man for Leo Kelly Co. International Harvester for 30 years...