NORTH BENTON, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Yvonne Edna Gwendolyn Leask passed on Friday, May 3, 2019, at her home in North Benton, Ohio, at the age of 92.
Yvonne was born in Simcoe, Ontario, Canada, on November 16, 1926, to Fred and Sarah (Welsby) Leask.
Two years later, Yvonne traveled with her family, brother, Jack (deceased) and Maurice (of Deerfield) to Akron, where she eventually attended Garfield Schools and Deerfield High School.
With the coming of World War II, she attended Riveting Class at Firestone Aircraft and riveted C-46 transport wings. She later was employed as a cashier for Persky’s of Alliance. Following her retirement, she then managed her own dairy operation in North Benton for 14 years.
Her husband, Robert Manypenny, farmed the family homestead on Johnson Road with his father and brothers, Francis and Glenn. The Manypenny Dairy was in operation more than 50 years.
Robert and Yvonne’s family consists of eight children. In descending order, they include Sally Sampson of Deerfield, Sandra Stout of Alliance, Arlene Picciano of Canton, Dan Langties (Lilia) of Salem, Norman Langties of Santa Ana, California and George (Jane) Langties of Salem. Other family members include daughter-in-law, Sue Langties; 17 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Besides her parents, Yvonne was preceded in death by two sons, Jack and Travis Langties and three sons-in-law, Don Sampson, Jr., Milbur Stout and Joe Picciano.
Yvonne’s many talents and hobbies included knitting, embroidery, painting, puzzles, crochet and playing the organ. She was devoted to her dog, Stella and her two cats, Crooked Ear and Snowy.
Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, May 8 at 3:00 p.m. at Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home at Sebring, Ohio, with Pastor Jody Hill, officiating.
Friends will be received the hour prior to the service from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. at the funeral home on Wednesday, May 8.
Interment will take place at Highland Memorial Park, in Beloit, on Thursday, 10:00 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made in Yvonne’s honor to Aultman Alliance Community Hospice, 2461 West State Street, Alliance, OH 44601.
The family is very grateful to the excellent service and care shown by Hospice.
You may sign the guest register and send condolences online at www.grfuneralhome.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home, Sebring, 330-938-2526.