Joanne F. Yarnall

Joanne F. Yarnalll, 78, of Woodstock passed away Thursday, January 26, 2012 at Greenfield Reflections in Strasburg.  A memorial service will be held Saturday, February 4 at 11:00 a.m. at Dellinger Funeral Home in Woodstock.  Private burial will be held at a later date.

Mrs Yarnall was born November 13, 1933 in the Bronx, New York City, daughter of the late Thomas and Anna Phaff Gonzalez.  She was employed with Sheets Wholesale Hardware Co. in Vienna for 35 years.

She is survived by her husband, Donald Keith Yarnall Sr. whom she married on September 28, 1952; daughter, Linda Ann Cox and her husband, Terry of New Market, VA; son, D. Keith Yarnall Jr. and his wife, Christine of Lake Anna, VA; two grandchildren, Eben Cox and Blake Cox; three step grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, Central and Western Virginia Chapter, Jordan Building, 1160 Pepsi Place, Suite 306,  Charlottesville, VA 22901.

Joanne was known for her work ethic.  She loved gardening, flowers, crocheting and collecting hummels. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.


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5 Condolences to Joanne F. Yarnall

  1. Linda Sloper Lawson says:

    Thinking of all of you at this difficult time.

    Linda & Leonard Lawson

  2. Debra Morral-Salman says:

    Dear Don, Linda and Keith,

    My thoughts and prayers are with each of you. Joanne was a wonderful to me when I was first learning the business at Sheets. Please know that she was a wonderful mentor to me and shared many wonderful moments with me.After work, she taught me many crochet stitches and patterns. I also remember watching Keith a few times. I hope I can make the memorial service.

    God Bless each of you,

    Debi Morral-Salman

  3. Angie Timmons says:

    With Deepest Sympathy.

  4. Marilyn Kovac says:

    I will be thinking of you all tomorrow as you say good-bye to a wonderful lady, Mom, and Grandmother.Remember all the good times, I sure do! Deepest sympathy and love, Marilyn and Bill Kovac

  5. Rhonda & Steven Cox & Family says:

    Don, Linda, Keith & families,
    Our thoughts & prayers go out to you all!
    I would like to share one of our memories about Joan.
    Our oldest daughter Kelly was born 3-26-86. My parents came out from Neb. to be with us for her birth, but had to leave before we were discharged. Kind of a bitter-sweet day. We took our new baby girl home on Easter Sunday. Steven & I were getting her settled in to her new home & thinking what would be good for our Easter dinner. There was a knock at the door, it was Don & Joan!! They had surprised us with a beautiful Easter dinner for two! Cornish hens with all the fixins! Even tho all my family was back in Neb., that day Don & Joan reminded me they were my VA family!! Thank you Joan for all the kindness you shared with our family!! God Bless you & all the memories you gave us!!!

    Steven would also like to share a memory of Joan.
    In 1971, Steven was 14 years old & loved to ride his motor cycles! The Yarnalls & Cox families only lived a mile from each other. Like all the Cox boys & Keith they like to ride hard & fast!!! Steven was going to visit a friend & he saw Joan coming down her driveway, waving for him to stop. She said she had just gotten Keith to sleep & Steven had waken him up! Joan asked Steven not to make so much noise & just go home for the rest of the day! That is just one of the many memories I have with Joan. She was a wonderful woman & will be greatly missed! God Bless you Joan!!!