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Diana “Lynn” Yarnall  

Diana “Lynn” Yarnall

September 17, 1958 – July 17, 2015

Diana “Lynn” Yarnall, age 56, of Middletown, DE, and Dewey Beach, passed away on July 17, 2015, at her residence, surrounded by family.

Lynn was born on September 17, 1958 in Lexington Park, MD; and came to the Wilmington area following her father’s discharge from Patuxent River Air Station. She was a proud graduate from Conrad High School in 1976 and in 1980 she received her Bachelor of Arts degree from UD. Lynn worked many years for the City of Newark Alderman’s Court as a court clerk. Previously she had worked for New Castle County 911 as a dispatcher.

Lynn enjoyed putting her ‘toes in the water, ass in the sand’ every summer in Dewey Beach. She cherished spending time with her grandchildren and her animals, especially her dog, Summer. She will always be remembered as a loving wife, mother, daughter, grandmother, sister, and a dear friend to many.

She was preceded in death by her father, Kenneth Smith; and grandparents John and Helen Best. Lynn is survived by her loving husband of 35 years, Wayne M. Yarnall; daughters, Brooke, Kylie and Amanda Yarnall; mother and stepfather, Judy and Frank Quay; sisters, Stacey Stoltzfus (Matt) and Molley Crist (Jamie); granddaughters, Payton, Avery and Harlee.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 1pm on Monday, July 27, 2015 at The Granary, 100 George Street, Georgetown, MD 21930. At the family’s request, please dress casual.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to their DPL Family, the Conrad Girls, everyone from Delaware Hospice, especially Erica, and her best friend, Debbie Terrell.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to, Delaware Hospice, 16 Polly Drummond Center, Second Floor, Newark, DE 19711 or Faithful Friends, 12 Germay Drive, Wilmington, DE 19804.

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  1. Debbie Terrell, July 22, 2015

    I still cannot believe my best friend in the whole world is gone the one person I could count on and trust and I shared everything with She would be the first person that I had to call with news good or bad and I will miss that because everyone can say they have friends but not a BEST Friend like we had There is a piece of my heart that is empty but hopefully can be fulfilled by spending time with her family and I always want them in my life I Love You Yinn Down The Teet as my daughters would say

    • Tracy Crowther, July 23, 2015

      i did not know Lynn well but our children brought us together through friendship and many school activities. She was one of the nicest people I have ever met! She a was happy person to be around and would do anything for you. I’m glad I had an opportunity to know her. My heart and prayers go out to Wayne, Brooke, Kylie, and Amanda, and all of her family and friends. We don’t always know why someone so very special has to go through suffering in life, but we do know how they touched our lives and that lasts forever.

  2. Alainna Wells, July 23, 2015

    To the Yarnall family-

    We are so sorry that you have lost Mom and Mr Yarnall has lost his soul mate. Although we only had the pleasure of meeting Lynn a few times we want you all to know that it was obvious why she was cherished by so many people, especially her girls. I have always heard such wonderful things about Lynn from her daughter Kylie and her granddaughter Payton. She will be missed by many but her memory will love and live on. Kylie anything you need don’t hesitate. We love you.

    Lots and lots of Love for Lynn


    Alainna, John and Jackson Wells

  3. Mary Sobkow Castelli, July 23, 2015

    My deepest sympathies to all who loved her. I remember Lynn from Conrad. She was always sweet and kind.

  4. Mel Bixler Brady, July 23, 2015

    I went to school with Lynn both at Richardson Park and Conrad & was in band with her . She was always the nicest person. My deepest sympathies to her family and friend.
    Mel Brady, Western Australia

  5. Jo Ellen Brackin, July 24, 2015

    Steve and I have so many fond memories of Lynn. High school, farmer in the dell, volleyball and days together in the neighborhood. Our thoughts and prayers are with Your family.

  6. Lisa DeVries, July 24, 2015

    I was so glad to be able to spend some time with Lynn these past months and talk about the good times we had when we were neighbors and raising our kids, her with the 3 girls and me with the 3 boys. We had lots of good memories and I will always remember my friend Lynn and how she was such a wonderful person inside and out. I will miss you friend and know you are in peace. Our family will keep yours in our prayers. With love The DeVries family.

  7. Mary Beth (Graham) Vore, July 24, 2015

    I am deeply sorry to hear about the death of Lynn. Please accept my heart felt condolence.

  8. Becky Collins, July 24, 2015

    My prayers go out to the Lynn’s family. I remember all the fun times working at Farmer In The Dell. So sorry for you loss.

  9. Pam and Jim Rash, July 25, 2015

    Wayne, Brooke, Kylie and Amanda, we are truly sorry. Lynn was a great lady. We enjoyed getting to know her through Dana and Debbie at cookouts, parties, etc. Your family will be in our prayers.

  10. Brittney Rash, July 25, 2015

    I am deeply sorry to hear about Lynn.
    My prayers go out to the family.
    I knew Lynn through my aunt Debbie Terrell and my Parents James and Pamela Rash.
    She was a great lady to talk to and be around and her family was great. Your in my prayers.

  11. Harriet A. Caranfi, July 26, 2015

    My deepest condolences I am sorry for your loss she was such a kind sweet girl

  12. Harriet A. Caranfi, July 26, 2015

    My deepest condolences Lynn was a kind sweet girl

  13. Charlean Baird, July 26, 2015

    Frank & Judy,

    We are truly shocked and saddened to hear of Lynn’s passing. Our deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. Although we haven’t seen each other in many years, I often think of you and Frank and the girls and wish that we hadn’t lost touch. You are all in our prayers.

    With love,
    Charlean, Brittany & Justin

  14. LoLo Decker, July 26, 2015

    Wayne,Brooke,Kylie an Amanda, so sorry to hear about Lynn for she was a Special Lady to all that knew her. I will miss her Laugh, Smile and friendship, but she will always be in my heart. Lo Lo. And. Sarah.

  15. Barbara wilkers, July 26, 2015

    Wayne and Family,
    I am extremely sorry that I can not attend today service.
    Lynn was an amazing woman!
    I share in your sadness as you and your family mourn your loss.
    She was genuinely a lovely person, both inside and out, and unlike any other!
    I celebrate the life of Lynn, a great friend and co-worker for over 17
    years. I truly miss seeing her, discussing things with her, relying on her knowledge.
    She will forever be in my heart and I mourn with you in this trying time.

    Barbara Wilkers

  16. Catherine Kyritsis Graham, July 27, 2015

    I was so sorry to hear about Lynn. I remember her from way back when Stacey and Mary Beth were friends in elementary and junior high school. Our deepest sympathy to you all at this most difficult time.

  17. Steve Conrad, July 28, 2015

    We were away when we got the news of Lynn’s death. Needless to say, it came as a terrible shock.
    I had the pleasure of working with Lynn as a dispatcher with NCCPD at the 911 Center. We were both hired on the same day and we worked together on the same squad for as long as she was with the County. Lynn was a good person, a good friend, and was well-liked by everyone who knew her.
    Though I haven’t seen Lynn in over twenty years, we kept in touch through Christmas cards, the occasional birthday card, and an email now and then. The world is an emptier place without her, and we will really miss hearing from her.
    To Wayne and the girls; we extend our deepest sympathy. You will all be in our thoughts.

    Steve & Karen Conrad
    Bear, DE


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