Philip Joseph Yeo

Sep 29, 1922 – Oct 24, 2013


Philip J. “PJ” Yeo

September 29, 1922 – October 24, 2013

Survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Betty; daughter Sharma Shamblin, son Philip Yeo, 5 grandchildren – Alicia Hickok, Jessica Snyder, Ryan Hickok, Harmony Yeo, PJ Yeo and 6 great grand children.  Preceded in death by daughter, Marilyn Hickok and sister, Margie Prince. 

 PJ was a loving Dad and a great role model to the neighborhood children.  He was a proud American, avid hunter, fisherman and gardener.  No service is planned, but a celebration of PJ’s life will take place August 2014.  Remembrances may be made to Children’s Hospital or your favorite charity. 

Please sign the online memorial guestbook at


Sandra Lasswell
Duenweg, Mo
May 14, 2014

Please allow me to offer my sincere condolences to the family. I am so very sorry for your loss. Our Heavenly father in His word the Bible, calls death an enemy (1Cor. 15:26). He promises in the very near future to do away with death. (Rev. 21:4,5) At that time tragedies and accidents will be a thing of the past, and no one will ever get sick (Isaiah 33:24) and there will be a reuniting, a bringing back to life instead of losing life. (John 5:28,29) I hope these words can give you some comfort and hope. (2Cor. 1:3,4)

Jeff & Peggy
Waterloo, IA
Apr 29, 2014

No heart breaks alone for God is always near. When a prayer is whispered God is always there to hear. When sorrow's overwhelming, He comforts tenderly. A single tear never falls that he does not hear.(Psalms 65:2)

J Nunnally
Baltimore, Md
Apr 21, 2014

I am sorry to learn of your family loss. The passing of a love one is painful. You have my deepest sympathy. I'd like to share scripture that may bring comfort.

1Thes. 4:13-14 reads...Moreover, brothers, we do not want you to be ignorant about those who are sleeping in death. For we do not want you to sorrow as the rest do who have no hope. For if we have faith that Jesus died and rose again, so too God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep through Jesus.

John 11:25 lets us know this...Jesus said to her: I am the resurrection and the life. The one who exercises faith in me, even though he dies, will come to life.

Daniel 12:2 also lets us know...And many of those asleep in the dust of the earth will wake up, some to everlasting life...

John 6:40 tells us why...For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who recognizes the Son and exercises faith in him should have everlasting life, and I will resurrect him on the last day.

I sincerely want these scriptures to bring hope and help your family endure.

Rosemary Gaines
Warrensville Heights, Oh
Apr 1, 2014

To: The Yeo Family.I am sorry for your lost.There is hope for Philip.For there is hope for even a tree.If it is cut down,its will sprout again, And its twigs will continue to grow.-Job 14:7. Jehovah God has set a provision for even a tree.If it is cut down, its own twig will sprout and the tree will continue to grow.Jehovah has also set a provision for our love ones who have fallen asleep in death,they will come to life;To "a new earth that we are awaiting according to his (Jehovah's) promise in these righteousness is to dwell."-2 Peter 3:13.

Andrew Reed
Newburg, NY
Mar 23, 2014

I wanted to express my deepest sympathies for the family and friends of Phillip. I know it's difficult losing a loved one. What has always helped me in times like these is knowing John 5:28, 29. It says "the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I hope that comforts you as much as it has me in the past.

joan sleight
seatac, wa
Nov 3, 2013

Dear Betty and family... So sorry to see that Phil is gone.

while you mourn him now, also remember the good times spent during your many years of togetherness, I'm sure he is now happy in his flower garden in heaven.

Pauline Basic
Renton, Wa
Nov 2, 2013

Betty & Family,

Thinking of you at this time of Philip's passing. Brings back so many memories over these past 55+ years. His was a life well-lived. How can we ask for more? He and John spent many happy hours hunting and fishing. At this very moment they could be talking about the "one that got away". Or maybe bragging about the ones that didn't. Lots of love from my family to yours.

Meegan McCathren (Cook)
Ashford, WA
Nov 1, 2013

Dear Betty and family, as my whole family gathers tomorrow to remember my father who passed away at 92 last week, my

heart is with you at this time of losing Phil. He was a one of kind guy, and whenever I have thought about him over the years it is always with a smile on my face.

The best neighbor ever...always interesting, always moving doing something. The cherry trees, the dogs, the garden,

giant carrots brought back from hunting trips. Matt remembers him to this day. A big hug to you Betty, you both have been a special memory to me over the years.

Cheers to a life fully lived! Meegan

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