Sallie Yagel

Obituary of Sallie Yagel

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Sallie E. Yagel of Frankfort, age 94, died on April 16, 2024. Born in Springfield, Kentucky on June 10, 1929, she was the daughter of the late George I. Edelen and Eula Dickerson Edelen. Sallie is survived by sons David E. Yagel and Joseph Charles Yagel (Teresa), both of Frankfort; daughters Mary Yagel Tanner (Brian) of St. Louis, Missouri and Julia Yagel Steinhardt (George) of Grand Rapids, Michigan; and grandchildren Anne Laura Yagel Middleton (Jason) of Frankfort, Mary Julia Yagel of Frankfort; Michael Brian Tanner (Winnie) of Bellevue, Washington, Joseph David Tanner of Taiwan, Valerie Yagel Mefford (Brad) of Frankfort, Molly Yagel Hutcherson (Kyle) of Frankfort, George Francis Steinhardt IV (Meagan) of Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, Charles Joseph Steinhardt (Hannah) of Fennville, Michigan, Jonathan Edward Yagel (Sarah) of Savannah, Georgia, Rebecca Lynn Yagel Steverson (Will) of Frankfort, and Joseph Daniel Yagel (Vache) of Darien, Georgia. She was also blessed with several great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph (Joe) Charles Yagel; her parents; sisters, Barbara Mackin and Tillie Able; brother, George I. Edelen; son, George Rodman Yagel; and grandson, Edward Eugene Steinhardt. She was a member of St. Catherine’s High School class of 1947. After high school, Sallie attended Ursuline College (now Bellarmine University) where she received her bachelor’s degree. She was an active member of Good Shepherd Catholic Church, where she was a member of the Ladies’ Auxiliary and served in different capacities in the parish school where her children attended. She enjoyed her Catholic family and treasured being able to attend church regularly. Along with her late husband Joe, Sallie was co-owner of J.C. Yagel Hardware for over 50 years, where she worked while raising five children. She loved seeing, talking, and helping all the people that she would encounter daily. Her fun personality and infectious laugh were something everyone enjoyed when they came into the hardware store. Serving as pallbearers will be Michael Tanner, Joseph Tanner, Jonathan Yagel, Joseph Yagel, George Steinhardt IV, and Charles Steinhardt. There will be no public visitation. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 am on Monday, April 22nd at Good Shepherd Church, 72 Shepherd Way, Frankfort. A luncheon to continue celebrating Sallie’s life will be held in the Parish Life Center immediately following Mass. Private burial will be in the Frankfort Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Society of St. Vincent De Paul, P.O. Box 571, Frankfort, KY 40602. A sincere thank you to Morning Pointe of Frankfort for the wonderful and loving care they have provided to Sallie for the last four years, and a special thank you to Kevin O'Neil for his unending love and support for Sallie. She loved him in a very special way.