Shirley Yeary


Shirley M. Yeary, 87 of Delhi, passed away on the morning of March 27, 2020, at Delhi Rehabilitation and Nursing Center following a long illness.

Born on Jan. 22, 1933 in Kelly Corners, she was the daughter of the late John and Mary (VanSteenburg) Sprague.

Shirley worked for the Delhi Telephone Company for over 32 years.

Mrs. Yeary was married to James S. Yeary on May 12, 1951. He predeceased her.

Shirley was an avid bowler and enjoyed going to tournaments. She also enjoyed playing softball. Shirley was always willing to help whoever needed it, be it family or friend.

Besides her husband, Shirley was predeceased by her son, Rick; and siblings Janice, Cheryl, Beatrice, Beryl, Eleanor, Freda, Ruby, Clayton, Victor, Asher, Hector, Mitchell and Johnny.

She is survived by her sons Michael (Dennise) Yeary and Tim Yeary; daughter-in-law Frances Yeary; five grandchildren, James, Michele (Micah), Christopher, Erika (George) and Rick (Shanni); eight great-grandchildren; two sisters: Doris (Albert) Coss and Betty Martin; sister-in-law: Margaret Dougherty and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Private visitation and graveside services were held. Private burial took place at Hamden Cemetery. A celebration of life will be announced at a later date.

Contributions in memory of Shirley may be made to the Heart of the Catskills Humane Society, PO Box 88, Delhi, NY 13735. 

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