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Dorothy E. Yeakel, 83 – Worked as Dental Hygienist for 50 Years

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Dorothy E. Yeakel, 83, of Andreas, died Monday, January 27, 2020, in her home.

She was the wife of Ronald E. Yeakel. They were married on May 14, 1960 and celebrated 59 years of marriage.

Prior to retiring, she worked as a dental hygienist for 50 years. She worked for Dr. Willits, Reading, Parkland and Lehighton School Districts, Dr. Jewells, Tamaqua, Dr. Mlkvy, Palmerton and Dr. Vermillion, Summit Hill.

Born in Andreas, she was the daughter of the late Calvin and Edith (Yeck) Steigerwalt. She was a member of SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Lehighton, where she was a member of the Altar Rosary Society.

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She was a graduate of Lehighton High School, East Stroudsburg University and Temple University.

Dorothy enjoyed gardening, traveling and loved to spend time with her grandchildren.

Surviving in addition to her husband, are a son, Derek and his wife, Catherine, of New Ringgold; three daughters, Lisa, wife of Gregory Mousseau, of Jim Thorpe, Ramona, wife of Donald Fegley, of New Ringgold, and Pamela, wife of Craig Hockman, of White Haven; two sisters, Rita Yasinsky, of Tamaqua and Catherine, wife of Edmund Flounders, of Lafayette Hills; seven grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, January 31, 2020, SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 260 N. 3rd St. Lehighton, with the Rev. Christopher M. Zelonis officiating.

Interment, parish cemetery, Lehighton. Call 6-8 p.m. Thursday, and 8:30-9 a.m. Friday, at the Hartman Funeral Home, 1791 West Penn Pike, Rte. 309, New Ringgold.

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In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Alzheimer’s Association, 2595 Interstate Drive, Suite 100, Harrisburg, PA 17110 or the SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 260 N. 3rd Street, Lehighton, PA 18235.

Arrangements are being handled by the Hartman Funeral Home, 1791 West Penn Pike, Rte. 309, New Ringgold. Online condolences may be made at


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