Mount Vernon News
  • Reynetta Silverwood

  • October 6, 2010

MOUNT VERNON — Reynetta Joy (Yerian) Silverwood, 94, of Mount Vernon, passed away Monday, Oct. 4, 2010, after a long and wonderful life.

She was born Jan. 30, 1916, in Mount Vernon to David Wallace and Helen Mildred (Sharpnack) Yerian. A lifelong resident of Mount Vernon and the First Christian Church, she was also a member of the Ohio Eastern Star, Knox Chapter 236 for more than 70 years. A graduate of Mount Vernon High School and Mount Vernon Business School, she retired as personnel director at the Mount Vernon State Hospital in 1978.

Reynetta loved her family foremost and was an avid bridge player, played beautiful piano and enjoyed golfing. She was a loving, graceful daughter, wife, mother and grandmother.

Reynetta was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 54 years, Chester “Chet” Silverwood, in 1994; aforementioned parents; and her brother, Jack Curtis Yerian.

Surviving are a son, David G. (Kay Liane) Silverwood of Champaign, Ill.; a daughter, Karen A. Silverwood of Sunbury; and daughter, Linda L. (William) Casto of Elkton, Ky. She also leaves to remember her, seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, Oct. 7, at 1:30 p.m. at Dilley-Lasater Funeral Home, 212 N. Main St., Mount Vernon, with Pastor Ben McKinstry officiating. Friends may call one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Mound View Cemetery. An Eastern Star service by the Knox Chapter 236 will start the funeral services at 1:30 p.m.

The family would like to thank Unit II and Moreland Hughes staff of the Ohio Eastern Star Health Care Center for their kindness, compassion and generosity of service.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Ohio Eastern Star Health Care Center or Hospice of Knox County in memory of Reynetta J. Silverwood. To express a condolence or share a memory with the family, please visit the funeral home’s website at

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