Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

January 3, 2013

Edith Fern Fields Yuhasz

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

GRUNDY, Va. — Edith Fern Fields Yuhasz, 94 years of age, of Grundy, Va., this master teacher has quietly gone on to be with her Master Teacher, Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012 at her home following an extended illness. Born in Buchanan County, she was the daughter of the late George Washington and Gracie McClanahan Fields.

She was a lifelong resident of Buchanan County and was a member of the Grundy Church of Christ for 67-years where she taught Bible school for many years and was very active in the Butterflies.

Edith earned Valedictorian of the Class of 1940 of Mountain Mission School, attended Milligan College in Johnson City, Tenn. for one year, and then transferred to Radford where she graduated in 1943. After she graduated, she began working for the Buchanan County School System and did so for 35-years. She taught 8th grade math, science and home economics at Grundy Junior High and Grundy Senior High during her tenure. After retiring, she continued being active in the community by working with such organizations as the American Cancer Society, American Red Cross and the Retired Teachers Association. She was a devoted wife, loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and was an avid gardener, seamstress and cook.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband of 51-years, John S. Yuhasz; two sisters, Faye Fields Blankenship and Elsie Fields Cline; and  one brother, Dorsey Fields.

 She is survived by one daughter, Carolyn and husband Jim Lilly of Decatur, Ga.; one son, David and wife Anita Yuhasz of Key Largo, Fla.; two sisters, Ruby Cline of Tampa, Fla. and Opal M. Belcher of Ft. Meyers, Fla.; one sister-in-law, Fern Fields of Clintwood, Va.; six grandchildren, Amy and husband Dan Richards of St. Cloud, Fla., Grace Yuhasz of Key Largo, Fla., Eric Yuhasz of Orlando, Fla., Royce and wife Melinda Lilly  of Ellenwood, Ga., James Todd Lilly of Fall Branch, Tenn. and Shawn and wife Kristy Lilly of Fall Branch, Tenn.; and six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services for Edith Fern Filds Yuhasz will be conducted Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013 at noon at the Grundy Funeral Home Chapel with Evg. Dennis Wimmer officiating with burial to follow in Mountain Valley Memorial Park, Big Rock, Va.

Friends may call at the Grundy Funeral Home Chapel today (Thursday)  at 11 a.m. to await the funeral hour at noon.

Active & honorary pallbearers will be Joe Besenyei, Hank Blankenship, James Todd Lilly, Shawn Lilly, Eric Yuhasz, Bobby Besenyei and Denny Fuller.

The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be made in the form of donations to Mountain Mission School, 1760 Edgewater Drive, Grundy, VA 24614.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Grundy Funeral Home of Grundy, Virginia is in charge of all arrangements.