Edith M. Yahr obituary

Contact: Jeanne Baron

Edith M. Yahr, a former Western Michigan University staff member, died Sept. 23 at Kairos Dwelling in Kalamazoo. She was 84.

Yahr joined the WMU staff in 1986 and retired in 1997 after 10 years of service to the University. She was a word processor operator I and a receptionist in the Graduate College. Many remember Yahr for her distinctive voice and helpfulness in answering their questions and directing them to the right offices.


Interment took place Sept. 28 in Fort Custer National Cemetery.

The family obituary and a message book are available at obits.mlive.com/obituaries/kalamazoo. Messages also may be left by visiting the personalized webpage at langelands.com.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Kairos Dwelling or Chapman Memorial Church of the Nazarene.