Karen Sue Yelton

Karen S. Yelton, 78, of Simpsonville, wife of Larry L. Yelton, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Friday, May 17, 2024.

Born in Bloomdale, OH, Mrs. Yelton was a daughter of the late Lowella & Irene Stahl Stearns. She was a long-time member of Fairview Presbyterian Church in Fountain Inn.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Yelton is survived by her children, Phillip Engard of OH, and Michelle Cloncs (Curt) of IN; two grandchildren, Rachel Robinson (Jake) of IN, and Rebecca Dole (Ethan) of OH; five great-grandchildren, Riley Robinson, Carly Robinson, Hunter Meyer, Caroline Dole, and Henry Dole; her husband’s children, Jill Yelton, Brett Yelton, and Jessica Yelton; and grandchildren, Lacey Cassidy (Nate), Conrad Krieger (Nicole), Brock Yelton, Tyler Yelton, and Trae Yelton; a brother, Edward Stearns; and two sisters, Janice Wooldridge (John), and Linda White (Don).

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, May 21, 2024 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Cannon Byrd Funeral Home in Fountain Inn. A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, May 22, 2024 at 1:00 p.m. at Fairview Presbyterian Church in Fountain Inn with Pastor Jonathan R. Williams officiating. The family requests that “‘All the men of the church’, Fairview Presbyterian Church, serve as pallbearers for Mrs. Yelton’s service.”

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to: Fairview Presbyterian Church, FPC Sponsored Missionaries, 126 Fairview Church Rd., Fountain Inn, SC 29644.   

Condolences to the family of Karen Sue Yelton

  • Mary West
    2 months ago

    She was my biological mother. She will be missed.

  • Teresa Carr
    2 months ago

    Karen loved her family & always had a great sense of humor. Our prayers are for Larry & my cousins Phil & Michelle & their families.

  • Karen & Larry treated me like family. She was always looking out for me, inviting me, and offering love. I miss her.

  • Ed Boblitt
    2 months ago

    Larry, Our prayers are with you and your family. Your faith will aid you through this, and your memories will remain. You’ll meet again.

  • Larry, you were such a loving and caring husband who took such wonderful, wonderful care of Karen. And Karen was such a sweet, sweet lady. I’ve loved knowing both of you over the years and I shall miss Karen and cherish the memories of her and of you two together. May God take care of you and bless you abundantly and give you peace. Your friend at BiLo/Food Lion.

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