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Charlene V. Yeager

September 20th, 1928 – January 17th, 2020

Charlene V. Yeager, 91, of Vermont, IL, passed away at 4:00 am on Friday, January 17, 2020 at The Elms in Macomb, IL. She was born on September 20, 1928 in Brockett, AR, the daughter of Golden and Lora (Bramlett) Harper. She married Don Leo Snowden on January 1, 1946 in Macomb, IL. He preceded her in death on September 5, 1977. She later married Charlie O. Steck on March 25, 1980 in Vermont, IL. He preceded her in death on August 22, 1996. She then married John C. Yeager on April 25, 1998 in Galesburg, IL. He preceded her in death on April 20, 2013.

She is also preceded in death by her son, Michael Snowden, daughter, Gloria Hinrichs, brother, Donald Harper, and her sister, Mildred Davis.

Survivors include her 2 sons, Randall (and Mardeen) Snowden of Vermont, and Herb (and Kathy) Snowden of Table Grove, IL, daughter, Linda (and Buck) Bair of Jeffersonville, OH, daughter-in-law, Lyndall Snowden of Vermont, numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, and 2 sisters, Ruby Waterman and Marjorie Sailar of Galesburg, IL.

Charlene was a homemaker and worked at Western Illinois University as a cook.

She was a member of the Vermont Christian Church. Charlene loved kids. She enjoyed bird watching, gardening, canning and was well known for making soap. Nobody went hungry when Charlene was cooking and would feed anyone who asked or even just showed up to the door.

Services will be held at 2 pm on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria, IL. A visitation will be held 1 hour prior to the service on Tuesday. Interment will be in the Vermont Cemetery in Vermont. Memorials may be made to the Vermont Christian Church or the Vermont Rescue Squad.

Condolences


January 18th, 2020

My Nana was the best grandmother ever. So many great memories of growing up and spending time doing fun things with her. Crazy van rides with her and my grandpa Charlie. Canning tomatoes and pickles. We had so many adventures.

January 18th, 2020

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this saddest of times. Glenn & Rita

January 18th, 2020

Nana was a creative and fun and loving person all around. She was all about her family. She is definitely going to be missed she has touched everyone in a caring way and unique we will miss you but your finally free nana May we meet again soon xoxoxo Johnna and raelynn big hugs to the rest of the family

January 18th, 2020

Prayers for peace and comfort at this time of loss. kathy cox

January 18th, 2020

Sending our heartfelt sympathy to you all at this difficult time. Charlene was a wonderful lady. Don and Marla Butcher

January 18th, 2020

As a child, I always thought Charlene was such a pretty woman and my opinion never changed. She was always kind to me, funny and smart, and always cooked delicious meals from scratch. She was a devoted wife and mother. She has a place in my heart for always. Our hearts go out to this wonderful family, who will be in our prayers for a long time. John & Sandy Bybee

January 19th, 2020

Mike and I are keeping All of your Family in our thoughts and prayers for your loss of Charlene! As a child, I remember Charlene as a sweet, caring, and “happy lady” whenever I saw her and visited with Her. 🙏🙏. Peg and Mike Davis

January 19th, 2020

We are sorry for your loss. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Bob and Melba Baker

January 21st, 2020

So sorry for your family's loss. She was truly a caring lady and loved her family so much. I know she will be deeply missed. Heartfelt thoughts and prayers for all. Cheryl & Gary Matteson

January 21st, 2020

To Linda and all Charlene's family. So sorry for your loss. Sending love and prayers. Ted and Lynne