The Rev. Kenneth Yerkes, 1934–2023

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Into your hands, O merciful Savior, we commend your servant Ken. Acknowledge, we humbly beseech you, a sheep of your own fold, a lamb of your own flock, a sinner of your own redeeming. Receive him into the arms of your mercy, into the blessed rest of everlasting peace, and into the glorious company of the saints in light. Amen. May his soul and the souls of all the departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
The Rev. Kenneth Yerkes, 1934–2023

The Rev. Kenneth Yerkes

The Rev. Kenneth Yerkes died Dec. 2 at the age of 83. Ordained in the Diocese of Missouri in 1984, Fr. Yerkes served as rector of Trinity Episcopal Church in Kirksville, Missouri, from 1984 to 1993. Most recently, he has served as a longtime supply clergy at Christ Church in Magnolia, NJ.

Visitation will be Christ Church Magnolia this Saturday, Dec. 16, at 10 a.m., with funeral service to follow at 11 a.m.

O God, who by the glorious resurrection of your Son Jesus Christ destroyed death, and brought life and immortality to light: Grant that your servant Ken, being raised with Christ, may know the strength of his presence, and rejoice in his eternal glory; who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever. Amen

Comments (1)

  • Reply Alan Mennig - January 13, 2024


    Ken told me you now go by Scott but I can’t break a long history.

    I am so sorry for your loss. I am also very saddened. Ken and I kept in touch since 2015 after he conducted Warren’s memorial service.

    I am very busy being a caregiver for Barbara; she is not an invalid but has many physical difficulties and mild vascular dementia. With all of that, I realized that we had not received Ken’s usual e-card at Christmas and called the other day to check in. After not hearing, I decided to search the internet and discovered the notice of his passing.

    I’m not great at this but, again, I am very saddened, and I hope you will be strong.



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