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Priscilla A. (Horton Wightman) Yetter

April 4, 1931 ~ July 29, 2021 (age 90)

Obituary

Priscilla Ann (Horton) (Wightman) Yetter, 90, passed away at home on July 29, 2021 with her loving family at her side.

Priscilla was born in Taunton, MA on April 4, 1931 the daughter of Mabel (Mallon and Herman F. Horton. Her family moved to Brimfield, MA was she was 10 and graduated from Hitchcock Free Academy High School in 1948 and then from Westfield State Teachers College in 1952 with a B.S. in Education. Early in her career Priscilla taught elementary school in Miami, FL and later taught first grade in Brimfield.

Priscilla was married to Roger A. Wightman of Cleveland, OH in 1956. They had two sons; Jay D. Wightman and Mark A. Wightman and a daughter Janice L. Wightman. The family moved to Vestal, NY for Roger’s sales position with Rich Plan. In 1966, they moved to Greenfield as Roger took a position with IBM in Springfield, MA. Roger predeceased Priscilla in 1968.

On August 2, 1969 Priscilla was married to David A. Yetter. David also had three children; David A. Jr., Richard M. and William B. Yetter.

Priscilla loved her family above all and spent several years in the family business, Yetter the Florist, Inc. She was an artist of many talents, sewing, quilting, crocheting, tole painting, painting on wood such as jewelry boxes, mirrors and cutting boards. She loved to bake, swim and travel the United States and Nova Scotia. For many years she and David enjoyed spending three months of the year in Florida.

Priscilla’s survivors include a brother, Roland Horton of Monson, MA, five sons; David A. Yetter, Jr and his wife Jane, Richard M. Yetter and his wife Diane, William B. Yetter and his wife Sandy, Jay D. Wightman and his wife Linda, Mark A. Wightman, and a daughter Janice Wightman, her grandchildren; Melissa (Tim), Eric (Barb), Fred (Amanda), Tara, Chris (Julianna), Carissa (Matt), Jeremy, Dawn (Kevin), her great grandchildren; Jack and Dillon Martin, Tyler and Cody Yetter, Savannah Aldrich, Haylee Deleo, Kevin and Cara Michaud, Aidan and Avery Huntington, Kensley Yetter and Hayden Pickell, and several nieces and nephews.

Priscilla was predeceased by her husband of 50 years, David A. Yetter, son-in-law John Prasch and her granddaughter’s husband Scott Deleo.

Services for Priscilla will be private.

In lieu of flowers, it is requested memorial contributions be sent to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Long Ave., Greenfield 01301, Pioneer Valley Hospice and Palliative Care, 329 Conway St., Greenfield 01301 or the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Vermont online at www.wish.org/vermont

 

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