Obituary: Rev. Kit C. Yeaste, 94, Bardstown

Rev. Kit C. Yeaste, 94, of Bardstown, died peacefully in Williamsburg, Va., on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019. He was born Aug. 8, 1924, in Harrodsburg. He married his childhood sweetheart, Sara (Thomas) Yeaste in November 1944, before going overseas where he saw combat service in Italy during WWII and earned the Bronze Star. On returning home he was called to the ministry and earned a Bachelor of Arts from Georgetown College and a Bachelors of Divinity from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.


He spent his life serving the Lord as the pastor of several churches in Kentucky and always spoke fondly as to how he started in the ministry. Eventually the Lord led him to the Bardstown Baptist Church, where he served as minister for more than 30 years. Throughout his career, he worked to break down barriers between denominations, classes and races to find common ground in the love of God. His love touched many people and several generations.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Sara Thomas Yeaste; his parents, Edward and Gertrude Trower Yeaste; and all nine of his siblings.

He is survived by two daughters, Evelyn Gayle (Glenn) Snyder and Kitty Carolyn (Daniel) Higginbottom; three grandsons, Timothy (Chris) Snyder, Matthew (Becca) Snyder, and James (Stephanie) Higginbottom; and six great-grandchildren.

The funeral is 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, at Barlow Funeral Home with burial in Bardstown Cemetery with the Rev. Jim Harris officiating.

Visitation is 3-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, and 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may go Bardstown Baptist Church Building Fund.

Barlow Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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