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     Jerry H. Yount, age 92, of Lamar, passed away Thursday, August 27, 2009, at Barton County Memorial Hospital.


     Jerry was born November 28, 1916, in Dade County, Missouri, one of the 12 children born to James and Sarah (Berry) Yount.   Jerry was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Larry Allen ; two brothers; and three sisters.


      A World War II veteran, Jerry served in the U.S. Army from 1944 through 1947.  He had worked as a farm hand and a light truck driver for several years before beginning his career as a cable splicer for Horton Engineering.   Jerry was an active and faithful member of Lamar Church of Christ.


     Survivors include his wife, Hazel (Capp) Yount, of the home; a son and daughter-in-law, Terry & Diane Yount, Lamar, Missouri; four brothers and their wives, Dean & Rusty Yount, Carthage, Morris & Maxine Yount, Sarcoxie, Dale & Edna Yount, and Bill & Colleen Yount all of Fremont, Nebraska; two sisters and their husbands, Mina & Jess Williams, Fremont, Nebraska and Bonnie & Laurn Rae, Joplin; and two grandchildren, Amanda Meagen Yount and Patrick Raines; and a large extended family.


     Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday at Daniel Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 4:00 until 6:00 p.m. Sunday.  Burial will be in Paradise Cemetery south of Jasper with military honors conducted by VFW Post 3691.


     Memorial contributions are suggested to the Barton County Senior Center in care of Daniel Funeral Home.






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