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Virgil Yoakam worked 42 years on the railroad

Virgil E. Yoakam, age 88, died on Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at 6 a.m. at his Kenton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Kenton, Ohio.

He was born May 31, 1925, in Hardin County, Ohio to Earl and Ruth (Weber) Yoakam, they preceded him in death. He married Bernice Compton on December 11, 1960 and she died on December 13, 1998. He then married Barbara Rostofer in 1999 and she survives in the Forest, Ohio.

Virgil worked 42 years with the railroad as a Freight Agent for Con Rail Railroad. He retired as a Control Tower Operator.

Also surviving are four sons: Anthony (Rene) Roy of Kenton, Phil (Brenda) Roy of McGuffey, Rex Yoakam of Lima, and Gary Roy of Leslie, MI; five daughters: Diana (Wayne) Purcell of Mt. Victory, Shirley (John) Blumenschein of Huntsville, Janet Drumm of Belle Center, Darlene (Karl) Creamer of Lakeview, and Vickey (Jim) Parker of Alger; one sister: Elnora (Kenneth) Wood of Columbus; 21 grandchildren, 39 great grandchildren, and 2 great great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Leona Worthington.

A funeral service will begin at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, October 11, 2013, at Quickstep Pentecostal Church of God, rural Alger, with Rev. Forest Edward Jarrell and Pastor Don Holbrook officiating. Burial will be in Preston Cemetery, Alger. A graveside military service will be performed by the Ada VFW Post #9381.

Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, October 10, at Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, Alger and one hour prior to the time of service on Friday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hardin County Hospice, Kenton, and/or the Hardin County Council on Aging.