Leah Irene Yerem

December 18, 1928 ~ January 20, 2024 (age 95) 95 Years Old

Leah Yerem Obituary

Leah Irene Yerem, 95, of Westville passed away on January 20, 2024, at Fountian Springs Retirement and Assisted Living Facility in Covington, IN.  Leah loved the people that cared for her and thought of it as her new home. Leah was born at Meek Station, Georgetown, IL, the daughter of Walter and Edna (Vincent) Hart on December 18, 1928. Leah married the love of her life Charles “Chill” Yerem and had a great life together until his passing in 1998.

Leah leaves behind her three children; Jeffery Yerem, Julie Stroud, and Jayne Darby, her grandchildren; Ashley (Ryan) Robinson, Ethan (Keri), Ross (Austin), Jackson (Rachel) Darby, Rachel (Nicholas) Jones, Sarah (Robert Santos) Stroud, Emily (Daniel Asmus) Stroud, her great grandchildren; Aubrey, Sawyer, Remi, Livy, Lyla Sue, Sydney, Liam, and Elias.

Leah was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her siblings; Paul and John Hart, Mary Nier and Margie Nigra.

Leah was a member of Saint Mary’s Catholic Church in Westville, IL. She loved watching the Cubs on TV and in person. She was recognized at one Cubs home game as a long-time fan.  Leah was well-known as a Euchre-playing card shark at the CRIS Center in Danville and other tournaments in Westville and Tilton. She could also be seen riding her bike through Westville when the weather was nice.  She enjoyed camping at Forest Glen. Leah loved dancing and listening to music. Even later in life she would listen to live music at Fountian Springs where she would be one of the first ones on the dance floor. 

A visitation will be held at 4pm – 6pm on Wednesday January 24, 2024 at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center 414 South State Street Westville, IL 61883. With a rosary at 6pm. Burial will be private at Sunset Memorial Park in Danville, IL. at a later date.  Memorials may be made in Leah’s name to Forest Glen Preserve. Please join Leah’s family in sharing memories on her tribute wall at  

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January 24, 2024

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Sunset-Urbas Funeral Chapel
414 S. State Street
Westville, , IL 61883

Recitation of the Rosary
January 24, 2024

6:00 PM
Sunset-Urbas Funeral Chapel
414 S. State Street
Westville, , IL 61883


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