Thelma Yocom Doyle


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


Memorial Service

10:30 a.m. Saturday, February 17, 2018

Logan Memorial Chapel

Logan, Iowa


Officiating                          Pastor Connie McWilliams

Vocalist                                                         Rick Powell


Musical Selections

“Eye On the Sparrow”                    “How Great Thou Art”

“A Land Without A Storm”


Honorary Bearers

Aaron Cox                                            Alison Cox Faber

Ben Hymans                                              Adam Hymans


Final Resting Place

Linwood Cemetery

Logan, Iowa












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.



1 Condolence

  • Alan/Judith Whitmore Posted February 5, 2018 6:24 pm

    With being a classmate of Sylvia and thru my middle ages they were neighbors. Thelma an Owen were the mainstay of the city of Logan when they were in business. I would have to say THELMA was probably the last PIONEER WOMEN of LOGAN. With many,many sorrows Alan/Judith Whitmore

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