Monday, December 18, 2017 ~ 2:00 p.m.
First Congregational Church ~ Ashland, Nebraska
Interment at Ashland Cemetery ~ Ashland, Nebraska
Military Honors by U.S. National Guard and American Legion #129
Sunday, December 17, 2017 ~ 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Marcy Chapel ~ Ashland, Nebraska
First Congregational Church, 1542 Boyd Street, Ashland, NE 68003
Donle J. Yardley, 91, of Ashland, NE, died Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at Gateway Vista in Lincoln, NE. He was born at home in rural Washington County in 1926 to Carrie (Barger) and Omer K. Yardley. He grew up in the Ashland area and later worked for the Lincoln Water Works and the U.S. Post Office. He also farmed throughout his life on his 2nd generation family farm near South Bend. He was active in the First Congregational Church, the American Legion, and the Parent-Teacher Association. He also started a series of gun shows in Lincoln which brought people from many states including Hank Williams, Jr.
He married Margy Hilfiker in 1953 after serving in the U.S. Army. They had 6 children who survive him: Lora Yardley (Jack Wyant), Sidney Yardley, Mary Osborne, Owen (Laurie) Yardley, Lisa Yardley, and Roy (Julie) Yardley. He also enjoyed his many grandchildren and greatgrandchildren.
He was predeceased by wife Margy, parents, siblings Delmar, Norman, and Mary Ann Rosenboom, sons-in-law Ron Osborne, Ken Cauble, and granddaughter Elizabeth.