C. James “Jim” Yeatman of Kennett Square

C. James “Jim” Yeatman

C. James “Jim” Yeatman

C. James “Jim” Yeatman, 83, of Kennett Square died Tuesday, April 7.  He shared 56 years of marriage with his beloved wife Barbara L. Yeatman. Jim was born in West Grove and was the son of the late Clarence Pennock and Marjorie Brosius Yeatman.

Jim graduated from George School and attended The Pennsylvania State University and Goldey-Beacom College. He later enlisted in the U.S Army and served in Korea.

Jim was a third generation mushroom farmer who owned and operated C P Yeatman & Sons Inc. and pioneered organic mushroom growing. Among the many activities that Jim has been involved with, including his role in the American Mushroom Institute, Mushroom Growers Association, London Grove Township Planning Commission, his service as Republican committeeman and Upland Country Day School trustee, he was most passionate about his involvement with the Avon Grove Lions Club. Jim also served with the organizations, “Ag in the Classroom “and Meals on Wheels.

Aside from his many accomplishments, Jim loved to travel in his motorhome with his wife Barbara and their beloved dogs. He also enjoyed many activities such as YAG Club, Little Bucket, reading, playing tennis, snowmobiling, and nature walking with his sweet dog Moxie.

In addition to his wife Barbara, he is survived by, one daughter; Jennifer L. Yeatman of Florida, two sons; Steven J. Yeatman and his wife Judy A. of Chatham and Gerald E. Yeatman and his wife Judy W. of London Grove, one brother Robert Yeatman and his wife Grace of Oxford and one sister Elizabeth Walker of Pennsbury Township and his 8 grandchildren; Kari, Jessica, Jason, Sara, Emily, Lucy, Jane and Lydia. He was predeceased by one brother Arthur P. Yeatman.

Friends and family are invited to visit with the family from 10 to 11 a.m., Saturday, April 18, at the  London Grove Friends Meeting,  500 W Street Rd, Kennett Square, PA 19348.

A memorial meeting for worship will follow at 11 celebrating Jim’s life. A private Interment will be held for immediate family

In lieu of flowers contributions can be made in his memory to Avon Grove Lions Club for K-9 Partners for Life, c/o Bob Yeatman, 600 Baker Station Rd, West Grove, PA 19390.

Online condolences may be made by visiting www.griecocares.com

Arrangements will be handled by the Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home, Kennett Square, PA.

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