Arlene S. Yocum, 95, of Danville, PA, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 29, 2023, at Emmanuel Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Danville, PA. She was born in Atlas, March 3, 1928; the daughter of the late Paul and Theresa (Simala) Satonak who preceded her in death.
She was married to her devoted husband Lester Yocum for 58 years. He predeceased her in 2013. They were married on December17, 1955. Arlene grew up in a large family with many brothers and sisters, all of whom have passed away. Arlene is survived by a son, Tim Yocum, of Bear Gap and a granddaughter, Courtney Yocum, of Danville. She is also survived by numerous nephews, nieces, great-nephews, and great-nieces throughout the country.
Arlene started work as an Operator for AT&T and later was trained as a beautician. She worked at a variety of beauty shops in New York City. She eventually moved to Pennsylvania and opened and operated her own beauty shop locally.
She was a member of Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Roman Catholic Church in Elysburg. She was very active in a variety of church ministries and sang in the church choir. Upon her retirement, she traveled extensively with her husband throughout the United States and abroad.
Arlene enjoyed cooking, entertaining, and gardening. Throughout her life she often hosted picnics and cookouts at her home which was often the center of extended family gatherings.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a prayer service on June 16, 2023 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Visneski Funeral Home in Danville. A Mass of Christian Burial to be held on June 17, 2023, at 10 a.m. at The Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, 599 West Center Street, Elysburg, PA 17824, with Father Patrick Devine as celebrant. Burial will be held in All Saints Cemetery, Elysburg, PA.
Arlene loved people and animals so the family feels it fitting that memorial contributions may be made to the Guardian Angels Outreach (Food Pantry) of Holy Angels Parish in Kulpmont, Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in Danville, Pennsylvania in lieu of flowers.
Arrangements are under the direction of Visneski Funeral Home, Inc 42 West Mahoning Street Danville PA 17821. www.visneski.com.