Jim Yarrow, 82, of rural Wakefield, KS died March 8, 2023, at Ascension Via Christie Hospital in Manhattan. Jimmie Lee Yarrow was born March 20, 1940, to Laurence and Hila (Faidley) Yarrow. At the age of 7, he accepted Jesus as his personal Lord and Savior at a Uniondale Baptist Church revival. Most assuredly, he is now in the very presence of his Savior.
Jim attended Uniondale Grade School, followed by Clay Center High School, (class of 1958), where he was active in FFA (Future Farmers of America). While still in high school, he joined the National Guard and enjoyed their “summer camps” at various locations.
Farming and livestock were his passions. While farming with his dad in earlier years, he also did soil conservation work of building/cleaning ponds and construction of terraces. The day before his passing, he was driving pastures with his skid steer and tree puller attachment, pulling up cedars.
On December 13, 1969, Jim married Kathy Becker of Salina, KS. Together they farmed all of their married life in the Wakefield area, as the fourth generation on the original Yarrow farm. They were blessed with three children and their families, all of whom survive:
Son Jason Yarrow of Wakefield,
Daughter Karla and husband Rich Elliott of Kazakhstan,
Daughter Kelly and husband Brandon Kuenning of Grant, NE
Seven special grandchildren: Oliver, Zack, Emma, and Macy Elliott
Luke, Lily, and June Kuenning
Also surviving, is one brother-in-law, Raymond Becker of Columbus, NE. Jim was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral Services: 10:30 AM Thursday, March 16, 2023, at the First Baptist Church in Clay Center, KS. The live stream for the service will start shortly before 1030 AM at the following link. https://www.facebook.com/nsrfuneralhome
Minister: Pastor Bill Gasser
Burial: 1:30 PM Thursday, March 16, Uniondale Cemetery, Clay County, Kansas
Visitation: 5-7 PM Wednesday, March 15, 2023, at Neill-Schwensen-Rook Funeral Home
Memorials: Gideons International or Wakefield Rural Fire Dept c/o the funeral home