Charlotte Elizabeth Yant

08/11/1926 - 02/02/2024


Obituary For Charlotte Elizabeth Yant

Lima, Ohio

Charlotte Elizabeth Yant, age 97, was called to Heaven at 2:23 p.m. on Friday, February 2, 2024, at her home surrounded by her family.

Charlotte was born August 11, 1926, in Columbus, OH, to the late Paul D. Reese and Gladys (Frazier) Reese Draper. On February 1, 1946, she married Ralph B. Yant who preceded her in death on January 1, 2008.

Charlotte was a 1944 graduate of Marysville High School and retired from the Lima City Schools, where she had worked in the dietary department for South Edison and South Junior High School. She had been active in the VFW #1275, Lima, serving as a President of the Women's Auxiliary and the Cooties. Charlotte traveled all over the United States for meetings. She had been a longtime member of Forest Park United Methodist Church and enjoyed going to her Senior Club meetings and spending time with her friends. She especially loved spending time with her family.

She is survived by her children, Rebecca Sutherly, Constance S. Yant, and Christopher (Sherry) Yant; grandchildren, Joseph Cecala, Carmen (Michael) Cecala-Wells, Jessica (Tyler) Kroeger, Erik (Brooke) Yant, Zach Shepard, and Justin (Maggie) Yant; great-grandchildren, Rocco, Ahleigh, Celia, Axle, Charlotte, Kal, Kayleigh, Keaton, and Kolin; brothers, Lloyd Reese, Jack Reese, and James Reese, and several beloved nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by a daughter, Linda Yant; son, Ralph Dean Yant; sister, Eileen Prater; son-in-law, Richard Sutherly Sr., and stepdad, Elmer Draper.

Graveside services will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 6, 2024, at Memorial Park Cemetery, 3000 Harding Highway, Lima, Ohio 45804. Chaplain Mark Lovely will officiate the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to Legacy Hospice, 1100 Shawnee Road, Lima, Ohio 45805.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at


6 Feb

Graveside Service

11:00 AM

Memorial Park Cemetery 3000 Harding HWY Lima, Ohio 45805 Get Directions »
by Obituary Assistant

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  • 02/06/2024

    My deepest condolences to all. May God surround you in peace and comfort. Billie Burke Wright


  • 5 TREES

    Sherrie L Pritchard sent 5 TREES for Charlotte Elizabeth Yant - 02/06/2024

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