Thelma Yocom Doyle age 97, of Logan, Iowa passed away on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at Westmont Care Center in Logan, Iowa. Thelma was born July 6, 1920 in La Grange Township near Logan to Fred and Ida (Overman) Yocom. She attended Linwood Country School and graduated from Logan High School in 1937. Thelma helped her father on the family farm, after the untimely death of her mother, often driving the truck to deliver dynamite, feeding farm hands, boarding several school teachers, housekeeping. On March 7, 1942, Thelma married Owen Lincoln Doyle. They were employed by Fred Harvey Hotels in Gallup, New Mexico, Winslow, Arizona, Brownwood, Texas and Newton, Kansas. Owen was in business management and Thelma worked at the newsstand there. In 1947, the couple returned to Logan to join T.C. Doyle in the family hardware business. They took pride in serving the community and surrounding area. The couple also enjoyed working in the Yocom/Doyle Christmas tree business and managing the farm. The Elmdale Farm is a Heritage Farm and has been in the Yocom family for over 150 years. Thelma was a dedicated leader in Girl Scouting, a member of the S.O.S. Club, in PTO, a band parent and an active Mother. She enjoyed gardening, her flowers, picnics, camping, birds and all nature in general. She knitted many afghans and also enjoyed sewing. She loved her grandchildren, their spouses and her great grandchildren. She will be deeply missed by those lives she touched.
Thelma is preceded in death by her parents, and two brothers, Dr. Charles F. Yocom and Dr. Theodore R. Yocom. Owen Doyle, her husband of 67 years, passed away in 2009.
Survivors include her two daughters: Yvonne Cox of Columbus, Georgia; Sylvia Hymans and her husband Terry of Aurora, Colorado; grandchildren: Aaron Cox and wife Lori of Hendersonville, Tennessee; Alison Cox Faber and husband Ryan of Boise, Idaho; Ben Hymans and wife Kristy of Eden Prairie, Minnesota; Adam Hymans and wife Bridget of Andover, Minnesota; great grandchildren: Tyler Gregg and wife Ashley of Ranger, Georgia; Gareth Logan Cox, Anna Jane Faber, Colton James Faber, Haddie Rae Hymans, Myla Jo Hymans, and Owen Thomas Hymans.
Visitation will be held on Friday, February 16, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Logan Memorial Chapel in Logan, Iowa.
The family, close friends and relatives will meet for lunch at the Fourth Avenue Grill following the committal service at the cemetery.
In Loving Memory Of
Thelma Yocom Doyle
July 6, 1920 Logan, Iowa
Entered Into Rest
February 3, 2018 Logan, Iowa
10:30 a.m. Saturday, February 17, 2018
Logan Memorial Chapel
Officiating Pastor Connie McWilliams
Vocalist Rick Powell
“Eye On the Sparrow” “How Great Thou Art”
“A Land Without A Storm”
Aaron Cox Alison Cox Faber
Ben Hymans Adam Hymans
Final Resting Place
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.