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Lisle B. Yarns
Mar 26,1934 - Jul 29, 2013
Submitted by: Ann Weber

Published 7-31-13

Hennessey, OK — HENNESSEY — Wake service for Lisle B. Yarns, 79, will be 7 p.m. today, July 31, 2013, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Mass of Christian burial is 10 a.m. Thursday Aug. 1, 2013, officiated by Rev. Ed Menasco. Burial will follow in Hennessey Cemetery under the direction of Cordry-Gritz Funeral Home.

Lisle was born in Jackson, Minn., on March 26, 1934, to Brian L. and Fern Spaulding Yarns and died Monday, July 29, 2013, at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center, Enid, with his loving wife by his side.

Lisle graduated from Jackson Catholic School in 1952, then attended the University of Minnesota for one year.

He then joined the U.S. Air Force and retired as a major after 20 years of service.

During that time, he was stationed in San Antonio, Texas, Georgia, Phoenix, Las Vegas and Great Britain, and served two tours in Vietnam.

He cross served with the U.S. Navy and trained to be an L.S.O. on the USS Lexington. He received five gold Oakleaf Medals for valor and Combat and outstanding airmanship in Vietnam.

After retiring and working in real estate, he returned to his love of flying.

Lisle married Ireta States in Hennessey on Aug. 18, 1988.

Lisle is survived by his wife, Ireta of the home; three children, Molly Onkens of Round Lake, Minn., Erin Bright of Greenville, Ohio, and one son, Patrick Yarns of Modesto, Calif.; two stepdaughters, Kimberly Jordan and husband Grady of Easley, S.C., and Lou Ann McNaughton and husband Jeff of Dallas; and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers.

Memorial donations may be made in his name to the Alzheimer’s Association or St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, with the funeral home serving as custodian of the funds.

(Submitted by family)
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