Ralph E. Yost, 87, of Christiana went home to be with his Lord on Monday, Jan. 14, at Harrison Senior Living of Christiana. He was the husband of Erla Hart Yost with whom he celebrated 64 years of marriage on April 4 of last year.He was born in Parkesburg, son of the late Ralph M. and Elma Wright Yost. He was a member of the Christiana United Methodist Church where he was a former trustee. Ralph was a Machinist for Downingtown Manufacturing, Beloit Eastern which are both known now as McGuckin & Pyle of Downingtown, retiring in 1986. He was a veteran of W.W. II serving in the Army with the 108th Engineering Corps in England. He was a member of the Christiana American Legion and the Gap V.F.W.

Surviving besides his wife are two sons: Ronald E. Yost and Richard P., husband of Deborah McKeown Yost, both of Atglen, two grandchildren: Corrine, wife of Kenny Davidson of Brownstown, Chad, husband of Stephanie Reimold Yost of Quarryville; two step grandchildren: Lisa, wife of Ed Hoover of Paradise and Angel, wife of David Pointek of Cochranville; four great grandchildren; and eight step great grandchildren; one sister: Margie, wife of Jesse Willard of Christiana. He was preceded in death by a brother: Harry Yost.

Funeral service were held at Christiana United Methodist Church, 14 South Bridge Street, Christiana, on Jan. 17 with Rev. Allan Sumerfield officiating. The interment was in Atglen Methodist Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Ralph's memory to the Christiana United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 45, Christiana, PA 17509 or to Hospice of Lancaster County, P.O. 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125. Arrangements by the Shivery Funeral Home, Christiana & Paradise.

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