May 22, 1925 – February 20, 2021
On Saturday, February 20, 2021, Ethel Rebecca Yardley went to be with Our Lord. She was preceded in death by her husband Jack, her daughter Linda and son Jack Jr. She is survived by her son Marc and his wife Brenda, her daughter-in-law Kathy, seven grandchildren, two of which she raised, 11 great grandchildren and one great, great grandson, one sister, three brothers, numerous nieces and nephews and many friends.
Ethel moved to Florida in 1959 where she built, owned and operated Westwood Heights Playschool & Kindergarten for 27 years. After retirement, she took ballroom dancing lessons and won several competitions, including one at the age of 90. One of her passions was volunteer work for Advent Health Hospital and the Pinkadilly Thrift shop which she did for many years.
A graveside service will be held on March 1, 2021 at 11:00am at Volusia Memorial Park, with Pastor Mark Spivey officiating.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite charity in Ethel's name.
Volusia Memorial Park
February 23, 2021
My favorite memory of GG is the day my brother was born and my grandma and GG took my sister and I to the Dollar Store and let us pick so many things out, she would always surprize us with small gifts. I love and miss her lots.
February 23, 2021
My favorite memory with G.G. is when we visited her in Florida. We sat on her living room floor and went through a lot of her best thrift finds along with photos of family.
February 21, 2021
I’ve known ‘Aunt’ Ethel since birth. She started babysitting me at 2 weeks old. She and ‘Uncle’ Jack were my honorary aunt and uncle, yet she introduced me to her friends as ‘my niece’ and she was always ‘my aunt’. I always thought of Aunt Ethel as the most elegant of ladies. She was the kindest, politest, giving and loving person one could ever hope to know. She loved kids, especially the noisy, boisterous ones. She said you always knew what they were thinking, unlike the quiet, more reserved kids. It was my privilege to spend my days with Aunt Ethel during the last month or so, reminiscing and listening to her tell me about her beloved family. I will always cherish our time together and she will be sorely missed as I love her as though she were my true relative. It’s a comfort to know that she is finally back in the arms of the love of her life, Uncle Jack, and with her beloved children Linda & Jackie, all of whom she missed terribly every day. Thank you for the memories Aunt Ethel. Welcome Home💕