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February 7, 2014

June C. (Flick) Yarnell

FRANKLIN — June C. (Flick) Yarnell, 86, of Rocca Way, Franklin, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, surrounded by her loving family.

Born Feb. 14, 1927, in Widnoon, Clarion County, June was a daughter of the late James O. and Gladys Hetrick Duncan. She was married to Burton Yarnell, who survives.

Mrs. Yarnell was a graduate of Kittanning High School and had worked at the former Franklin Hospital as a nursing assistant.

She was a very active member of the Wesleyan Methodist Church her entire life, where she taught both Sunday school and Bible school. Mrs. Yarnell enjoyed crafts and for many years had a booth at Franklin’s Apple Fest and other crafting events. She also participated in many senior citizen activities and was a member of the Utica Senior Center.

Mrs. Yarnell is survived by her son, Johnny O. Flick and his wife, Patricia, of Franklin, and her daughter, Paulette O. King and her husband, Kenneth of Polk; her stepdaughters, Cindy Motter and her husband, Gary, of Titusville, Marcia Henry and her husband, Bill, of Epsyville, Sharon Yarnell-Phillips and husband, John, of St. Albans, W.Va., and Betsy Rhoades and her husband, Bryan, of Guys Mills.

She is also survived by her sister, Willovene Steiner of Lebanon, Ohio, and her brother, Bill Duncan and his wife, Cheryl, of Worthington; and her sister-in-law, Maxine Duncan of Templeton.

Mrs. Yarnell is additionally survived by her grandchildren, John Allan Flick and wife, JoAnn, Tonya Durkin and husband, Ben, and Chad Flick and wife, Rachel; stepgrandchildren, Bill Rice and wife, Leah, Randy Rice and wife, Tammy, Scott Becker and wife, Lisa, Melissa Winans, Rebecca Gibbs and husband, Rich, Marci Free, Leah, Alicia and Cory Greathouse, Daniel Ferrell, and Tyler and Jakob Rhoades; and numerous great-grandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Yarnell was preceded in death by her first husband, John A. Flick; her brother, Fred Duncan; her sister, Louave Hopper; three grandchildren, Kenneth, Kevin and Kris King; and her brothers-in-law, Alvin Hopper and James Steiner.

Family and friends of Mrs. Yarnell will be received at Gardinier Funeral Home Inc., 1315 Chestnut St., Franklin, today from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Additional viewing will take place on Saturday at 10 a.m. followed by an 11 a.m. funeral service at the funeral home, with the Rev. Jonathan Bell and the Rev. Richard Price officiating.

Interment will be at Sunset Hill Memorial Garden.

To send cards, online condolences, order flowers or for further information, family and friends are invited to visit

In lieu of flowers, family suggests sending donations to Franklin Wesleyan Methodist Church, 1333 Buffalo St., Franklin, Pa. 16323.

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