Susie Yarnell

Susie Yarnell

Monday, April 24th, 1944 - Saturday, November 21st, 2020
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Mrs. Leona Louise “Susie” Yarnell, 76, of Jefferson City, Mo., passed away with family by her side on Saturday, November 21, 2020 at SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital.

Susie was born on April 24, 1944 in St. Joseph, Mo., the only daughter of Ferd and Ruth (Robbins) Seckinger. In 1962, Susie graduated from Lafayette High School, where she had met the love of her life, John Thomas “JT” Yarnell. They married on September 11, 1964, beginning a life-long partnership and creating a wonderful family with their two sons, Jeffrey and Mark.

With JT’s employment at the Missouri Department of Transportation, Susie and JT lived in St. Joseph, St. Louis, Sikeston, and Jefferson City. Susie held various work and volunteer roles over the years, retiring from the Missouri State Auditor’s Office in 2001. Her most valued time was spent volunteering at the Samaritan Center and her church, serving as a greeter and lay minister. Susie had strong faith and was a member of First Christian Church for almost 50 years.

Susie’s pride and joy were her family and friends. Her favorite times were spent traveling the country to visit people, golf, and experience new places; weekends at Big Lake in northwest Missouri; participating in grandchildren activities; gardening; and cooking family meals. Susie always looked forward to “Camp Grandma,” when she had individual time planned for each grandchild. She was a remarkable wife, mother, grandmother, friend, and so much more. She will be greatly missed by all.

Survivors include: her husband of 56 years, JT Yarnell; two sons, Jeff Yarnell (Susan) of Arlington, Va., and Mark Yarnell (Ann) of Maryland Heights, Mo.; two brothers, Clifford Seckinger (Barb) and David Seckinger (Becky Slibowski) all of St. Joseph, Mo.; and grandchildren, Tyler, Carter, Madeline, and Samuel Yarnell.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Ron “Butch” Seckinger.

A celebration of life with be announced at a later time.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to be sent to the Susie Yarnell Memorial Fund at First Christian Church, Jefferson City.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Freeman Mortuary.
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Posted at 08:15am
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Curt Thompson

Posted at 02:15pm
I am so sorry to have heard of your wife's passing. We have been dealing with this virus for what seems forever. It certainly sounds like you two had a wonderful life and you had the best partner possible.
Yours in Christ
Curt Thompson

Lourie Brackin & Family

Posted at 09:31pm
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
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Michael Gordon

Posted at 09:08am
May the lord give the Yarnell family the strength to deal with your lost. God Bless
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Gary Waisner

Posted at 10:11am
JT and family
Gary and I were sadden to hear about Susie. I thought of her several times last summer when I walked by your house. I knew she had some health problems and I thought she was just staying in to avoid getting C19. I regret not asking you how she was doing.
We had some fun times playing twilight with you and Susie over the years. We’ll always remember “running” into you guys and Ann and Bill at Paradise race track in PX. What a small world. And also meeting you for dinner a couple of times when the 4 of you were vacationing out here. Remember one time you came to our condo and I remember Susie saying that having seen our place out here, she could picture us here in the winter while we were gone. She was always fun to be around. We know she will be missed by many people including us.

We always appreciated her emails while in sun City, if she thought something didn’t look right at 4902 WP Drive. JT, you are in our thoughts and prayers. Lynn and Gary


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