Rebekah “Granny” Yaist, Girard, Ohio

Briceland Funeral Home

November 19, 2021

Rebekah "Granny" Yaist, Girard, Ohio - obit
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GIRARD, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Rebekah “Granny” Yaist, of Girard, Ohio, was called home on Friday, November 19, 2021, while a patient at Mercy Health – St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital, following a brief illness. She was 65.

Rebekah was born September 2, 1956 in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania, a daughter to William and Jean (Bircher) Caldwell.

She graduated from Warren Western Reserve High School in 1975.

She had worked as a housekeeper for area hotels. In addition, she worked retail at D&K and Dollar General, security detail at Packard and she was a certified phlebotomist.

In her spare time, she enjoyed sewing, crocheting and crafting, however, spending time with her grandkids is what she loved the most.

Survivors include her son, Anthony (Trasa) Hoskin of Girard; her grandchildren, Natalie, Zane, Kristal, Zoe, Kollin, Breanna and Gabriella; her great-grandson, Liam and her sister, Careen (Jerry) Frame of Tanner, West Virginia.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, William Peace.

A celebration of life service will be planned and announced for a later date.

Arrangements handled by Briceland Funeral Service, LLC, 379 State Route 7, SE, Brookfield, Ohio 44403. (330-509-3135). Expressions of sympathy may be left for her family at

Memorial contributions can be made payable to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Shriners Hospitals for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Rebekah “Granny” (Caldwell) Yaist, please visit our floral store.

A television tribute will air Wednesday, November 24 at the following approximate times: 6:43 a.m. on WYTV, 9:32 a.m. on WKBN, 10:58 a.m. on FOX and 8:12 p.m. on MyYTV.

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