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Robert Spencer Yarnell
July 26, 1918 - April 18, 1978

Elsie Alice Whitner Yarnell Kennedy
May 9, 1918 - September 1, 2003

Old White Church Cemetery, Ringtown, PA

Elsie Alice Whitner and Robert Spencer Yarnell

Elsie was the second of three children born to Edith May Fetterman and Wilmer Joseph Whitner. Born in Ringtown, Union Township, Schuylkill County, PA, she attended the Ringtown schools and worked on her family’s farm. She married twice.

Her first marriage was to Robert Spencer Yarnell, son of Sarah Freeman and George Yarnell. They were married July 20, 1946, at the Yarnell residence in Yatesville, PA. Robert was an Army veteran of World War II. Prior to his retirement because of ill health, he was associated with the Yarnell Farms.

Methodist in faith, they were both members of Bethany First United Methodist Church in Shenandoah, PA. Robert was a member of the Ringtown American Legion Post 280, the Pennsylvania Farmers Association, and the Union Township Fire Company.

Of this marriage, six children were born. Because they are all still living, no other information will be offered here.

Elsie married a second time to Keith Lee Kennedy on March 11, 1996, in Pearland, Brazoria County, Texas. Keith passed away on May 11, 2001, and after his death, Elsie returned to Ringtown where she lived at Providence Place Retirement Community as a guest..

Headstone documented June 2, 2004.