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Rebekah "Granny" Yaist

September 2, 1956 — November 19, 2021

Rebekah “Granny” Yaist, of Girard, Ohio, was called home on Friday, November 19, 2021, while a patient at Mercy Health – St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital, following a brief illness. She was 65.

Rebekah was born September 2, 1956 in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania, a daughter to William & Jean (Bircher) Caldwell.

She graduated from Warren Western Reserve High School in 1975, and had worked as a housekeeper for area hotels. In addition, she worked retail at D&K and Dollar General, security detail at Packard, and she was a certified phlebotomist.

In her spare time, she enjoyed sewing, crocheting, and crafting. However, spending time with her grandkids is what she loved the most.

Survivors include: her son, Anthony (Trasa) Hoskin, of Girard; her grandchildren, Natalie, Zane, Kristal, Zoe, Kollin, Breanna, & Gabriella; her great-grandson, Liam; and her sister, Careen (Jerry) Frame, of Tanner, West Virginia.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and brother, William Peace.

A celebration of life service will be planned and announced for a later date.

Expressions of sympathy may be left for her family at

Memorial contributions can be made payable to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105 (or) Shriners Hospitals for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, Florida 33607.

Coordination of this tribute for Rebekah was presented by Daniel Briceland, Owner & Director of Briceland Funeral Service, LLC, 379 State Route 7, SE, Brookfield, Ohio 44403. (330-509-3135)

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