Herschel Yater

Nov. 14, 2021

Herschel Yater, Veedersburg, passed away on the evening of Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021.

He was born in Marshall, Ind. to Bervie and Goldie (Cain) Yater.

He was self-employed for many years in construction, worked in several area factories and also owned Yater Furniture and Yater auto parts at one time.

He married Verna M. Harriet on July 31, 1946, and she passed on Oct. 23, 2008. He then later married Sherry Bailey and she survives.

Survivors include his wife, Sherry Bailey; his children, Bett Jean (Yater) Leslie, Janet Pauline (Yater) Ellars and Goldie Larue Yater; grandchildren, Matt Leslie, Jeremy Yater, Chad Jones, Amanda, Mark Leslie, Angie Greene and Dawn Long; along with several great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Verna M. Harriet; a son, Harold Paul Yater; and siblings, Eldon Marrell Yater, Lloyd Francis Yater, Morriss Cliston Yater, James Carroll Yater, Mary Alice (Yater) Leaman, Ruth Larue (Yater) Larson, Gerald Paul Yater and Vernon Glenwood Yater.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. on Friday at Hunt & Son Funeral Home with visitation two hours prior. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery North.

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