Former State Delegate from McDowell County Dies

WELCH, WV (WVNS) -- Former state delegate Emily Yeager passed away on Saturday, January 20, 2018.  Throughout her life, she held many public offices within and representing McDowell County, from Welch City Council and the county's commission on aging to the West Virginia House of Delegates.  Judy Heath, director for McDowell's community improvement assessment district, says she was an advocate for everyone throughout the county.

"She was well-liked in the community," Heath said.  "She was always active trying to help other people, whether it'd be younger people or the elderly. She was just really a huge blessing to this county."

A celebration of life service will be held this Saturday at noon inside Anderson Memorial Church in Welch.

Emily Yeager was 86 years old.

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