Rebecca M. Yavelak

October 13, 1928 - March 17, 2015

10/13/1928 - 03/17/2015

Rebecca M. Yavelak 86, of Belmont, OH, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at her home.
She was born October 13, 1928 at Bellaire, OH a daughter of the late Wyatt and Tressie Hamilton Patterson.
She was a former member of the Giffin Park Church, St.Clairsville and Secretary of The American Society of Mining Engineers.
In addition to her parents Rebecca was preceded in death by a grandson, Nathaniel David Yavelak.
Surviving is her husband of 69 years, William George Yavelak, her son, William Michael Alexandria Yavelak of Belmont, OH, her daughter Diane Jean Thomas Brossart of Payson, AZ, a sister Anna Louise Fox of Colorado, two grandchildren, Rachel Diana Yavelak Esq., Lexington, KY and Dr. William James Gina Yavelak, Salt Lake City, UT, three great grandsons; Joshua Michael Wilhelm, William Charles Yavelak, and Andrew James Yavelak.
Friends will be received from 11 am until the time of Rebecca’s funeral service at 1 pm Saturday at the Beck-Altmeyer Funeral Home and Crematory, 204 West Main Street, St.Clairsville, OH, with her son William Yavelak officiating. Interment will follow in Warnock Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Amedisys Hospice Care 52171 National Rd. East, Suite 1 St.Clairsville, OH 43950
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Tia T Zink
8 years ago

Bill, Alex,and family, Please accept our sincere sympathy on the loss of Bill’s mom. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Tia and Walter

Tim and Maryann Droll
8 years ago

Dear Bill, Alex, and Family —

May God’s peace and blessings be yours during this most tender season; and, may He give you many lovely memories, so that you may always have roses in December.

Ever hoping . . .

Always in Jesus,

Tim and Maryann

Rich Polinsky
8 years ago

Dear Bill, Alex, and family,

Please accept my condolences on your great loss. I know Bill will find the words that escape me at a time like this. God holds us all in the hollow of his hand. Eternal memory.

Rich and Virginia Polinsky

Bill and Margaret Romoser
8 years ago

Please accept our most sincere condolences on the loss of your Mother, Bill. Our prayers are with you.

Love and hugs,

Margaret and Bill

Suzie Lantz and Bill Ralston
8 years ago

Suzie and I send our deepest sympathy and want you to know you are in our thoughts and prayers.