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Doris V. Yerian

Doris V. Yerian, 83, of Cumberland, Ohio, died Thursday, May 25, 2023, at her home. She was born March 12, 1940, in Sandyville, West Virginia, daughter of the late Rev. Leonard Morris and Ruth Beatrice Wilkinson Kittle. Doris was a beloved mother and homemaker. She was a member of the Cumberland Pilgrim Chapel Church where she played the piano and was a Sunday School teacher for the children’s classes. She enjoyed sewing, baking, flower gardening, and loved being outdoors. She was a devoted Christian wife, mother, and grandmother.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Pamela Yerian; and a son-in-law, Jerry Leister.

Surviving are her husband, Dale W. Yerian, whom she married June 6, 1958; her children, D. Diane (Greg) Thacker, Daniel D. Yerian, Sr., Deborah. Leister, and Donna D. (Mervin) Devers, all of Cumberland; six grandchildren, Dan (D.J.) Yerian, Jr. and Cody (Allie) Yerian, whom she raised as her own, LaDawyna (Thad) Taylor, Nathaniel Thacker, Crystal (Jeremiah) Goldsberry, and Jason (Sandy) Thacker; 12 great-grandchildren; one sister, Margaret Ross of Pennsylvania; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call Monday, May 29, 2023, from 4-8 p.m. at McVay-Perkins Funeral Home, 416 East Street, Caldwell, where the funeral service will be observed Tuesday, May 30 at 1p.m. with Pastor Greg Thacker officiating. Burial will follow at Hiramsburg Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cumberland Volunteer Fire Department Emergency Squad, P. O. Box 235, Cumberland, Ohio, 43732. The family would like to thank Genesis Hospice for their love and care. An online guestbook may be signed at


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