Drum Funeral Home-Hickory

940 29th Avenue NE, Hickory, NC


Virginia Mary Yarnall

January 10, 1944December 30, 2019

Virginia “Ginny” Mary Yarnall, 75, died Monday, December 30, 2019 of a sudden illness. She was the daughter of the late Stanley and Helen Wiloch Osmanski. She attended St. Basil’s High School and the University of Pittsburgh. She was a 43 year resident of Hickory and retired from Catawba County Social Services.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a brother Lawrence D. Osmanski.

She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Joseph T. Yarnall III of Hickory; daughter, Dr. Heather Yarnall Schultz and her husband Dr. Gary Schultz of Huntington, WV; son, Joseph Tyler Yarnall IV and his wife Maria Bartenbach Yarnall of West Jefferson, NC; grandchildren, Dylan Schultz, Maddox Schultz, Ashton Schultz, and Kennedy Schultz, (all of which were her pride and joy.); brother, Gerald Osmanski of Beaver Falls, PA; nieces and nephews, Michelle Harken, Gregory Osmanski, John Osmanski, Katie Burger.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, January 4, 2020 at 2:00 PM in the Chapel of Drum Funeral Home, 940 29th Ave. NE, Hickory, NC 28601. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to Carolina Caring Hospice, 3975 Robinson Road, Newton, NC 28658

Drum Funeral Home, Hickory, is honored to be serving the Yarnall family. Condolences may be sent to the Yarnall family at www.drumfh-hickory.com.


  • Receiving of Family and Friends Saturday, January 4, 2020
  • A Celebration of Life Saturday, January 4, 2020


Virginia Mary Yarnall

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John Everley

January 14, 2020

Joe and family,
We were saddened to see that Ginny has passed away. We remember the times that we sat together at the kids games and scout meetings with Tyler. Your family will be in our prayers.
I have been trying to call an old cell phone number but it's been busy. Much love to your family,
John and Marlene

Matthew Hilliard

January 12, 2020

Bess and I were sorry to hear about your Mom’s passing. Take comfort in knowing that Ginny is home with the Lord.

-Matt & Bess

Kelli Moore

January 10, 2020

I am so sorry to hear of your loss of a precious lady. Ginny was a great co-worker and friend to me for many years. She was a special lady who adored her husband, children and grandchildren and was always sharing with me about them. She was so dedicated to her job and made a great impact in her work for the children of Catawba County. I pray that you will cherish the wonderful memories that you have of her and that God will wrap his loving arms around you and comfort your family during this time.

Julie Raper

January 6, 2020

Joe, Heather, Tyler & family
I am so sorry to hear about Ginny. She was my office mate and my "work mom" when I first started work at social services. Very caring and humble, Ginny was an awesome example to her work family. I will be keeping all of you in my prayers as you face the days, weeks and months ahead.

Julie Raper

Dana Clontz

January 3, 2020

Very sorry to hear of Ginny's passing. I worked with Ginny at DSS, she was such a kind and loving friend, a joy to be around. My condolences to your family. Prayers for comfort and peace.

Sheilia Fox

January 2, 2020

I am sorry to hear of Ginny's passing. I worked with Ginny at DSS.
She was always very conscientious about doing a good job.
She often spoke so proudly about her children and grandchildren. I always looked forward to her updates about the grandchildren when I would visit DSS after my retirement. I pray that precious memories will bring you comfort and peace during the coming days.

Bart and Judy Bartenbach

January 2, 2020

Our thoughts and prayers are with Joe, Tyler & Maria, Heather & Gary and the grandchildren. We were fortunate to have seen Ginny during the summer and kept in touch the old fashioned way with snail mail. We appreciated her strong spirit. May her memory be a blessing. Love, Bart, Judy, & Jacob

Jane Baker

January 1, 2020

I can’t express how I feel at the loss of my dear friend Ginny. My heart breaks for all of you.
I will miss our phone calls, where we laughed and sometimes cried, While we no longer lived close by, our friendship never wavered Her Grandchildren were her pride and joy. Heather and Tyler she couldn’t have been prouder
of you and what you both have
accomplished in your lives.
Joe you took such good care of her, and she appreciated it so much. I know Ginny would want you to keep all the happy memories in your hearts, and live your lives to the fullest.
Goodbye and RIP. until we meet again.

Libby Miller

January 1, 2020

I have great memories of our boys playing sports together. They also enjoyed being allowed to play at Tyler’s home and our home. Ginny was a wonderful mother. Praying for her family and friends.