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Beatrice S. Yeager, 98


January 15, 2011


Beatrice S. “Bea” Yeager, 98, formerly of 11 Maple Street Danville PA died on Friday, January 14, 2011 at Columbia-Montour Home Hospice at Maria Hall Danville PA.  She was born September 4, 1912 in Booneville, Clinton County, PA the daughter of the late Henry Harrison “Harry” and Elizabeth Barbara Schrack Shaffer. 

She graduated from Mifflinburg High School in 1930.  She graduated from Danville State Hospital Training School for Nurses in 1933.  Mrs. Yeager was employed as a Registered Nurse by Danville State Hospital for one year and Geisinger Medical Center Danville PA in Outpatient Surgery and Obstetrics and Gynecology from August 1953 to August 1982.

Mrs. Yeager was a member of Pine Street Evangelical Lutheran Church Danville PA where she taught Sunday school in the Junior Department.  She also served actively in The Ladies Guild and The Lutheran Church Women.  She was a charter member and President and Vice President of the Danville High School Band Auxiliary.  Mrs. Yeager also served as Vice President of the Danville Junior High School PTA.  Her greatest enjoyment was spending time with her family. She also enjoyed flower and vegetable gardening. 

She was preceded in death by two husbands; Ross E. Geise in December of 1983 and LeRoy E. Yeager in June 1998.  Surviving is one daughter, Mary Elizabeth Payne and her husband Carl of Danville PA and four grandchildren; Ronald J. Geise of Duryea PA, Alison Wagner of Avoca PA, David E. Payne of King of Prussia PA and Betsy J. Talarico of Fayetteville NY.   Seven great-grandchildren also survive her.  She was preceded in death by one son, Ronald W. Geise in October 1970 and two brothers; Leo and Glenn Shaffer and two sisters; her identical twin, Bernice M. Mettler and Julia Spangler.  Also surviving are her three stepdaughters; Joanne Yeager of Danville PA, Linda Snyder of Bloomsburg PA and Beverly Shrawder of Danville PA along with several step-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by one stepson, Doyle Yeager on April 14, 1999.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend funeral services to be held Wednesday, January 19, 2011 at 12 Noon at Pine Street Evangelical Lutheran Church 407 Pine Street Danville PA with her pastor the Reverend L. Keith Pittsnogle officiating.  Burial will follow in the Episcopal Cemetery Danville PA.  Friends will be received from 11:00 AM until the time of service at the church.  Memorial contributions in Bea’s name may be made to Columbia-Montour Home Hospice 410 Glen Avenue Suite 200 Bloomsburg PA 17815.  Arrangements are under the direction of Visneski Funeral Home, Inc. 10 W Mahoning Street Danville PA. 

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