"Grief fills the room up of my absent child,
Lies in his bed, walks up and down with me,
Puts on his pretty look, repeats his words,
Remembers me of his gracious parts,
Stuffs out his vacant garments with his form."
It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to Jakob Yount, just 15 years old, who passed away unexpectedly this week, leaving behind father, Brian, mother, DeAnn, 18-year-old older brother, Ethan, along with a wide extended family. Jakob had a quick wit, was ridiculously good at computers, and had many talents including mathematics, research, and technology.
When he was young, Jakob enjoyed Nerf gun fights, building Legos, playing outside, and going to the park. He grew up in a house of story-tellers with Ethan taking the lead on movie ideas, often pulling Jakob into dramas which led to wider collaborations with friends and cousins. This love of story and technology morphed into a Minecraft creation-obsession followed by research and building his own computer. When Jakob had an interest, it was a full-fledged dive into researching and discovering as much as possible about the subject.
Although he suffered from a chronic syndrome that caused exhaustion among other symptoms, Jakob was present at family gatherings - most recently to celebrate his Grandpa's 85th birthday. Jakob had a special place in his heart for animals and babies and showed that tenderness towards his pets, baby cousins, and so many more sweet innocents.
The Yount family finances were already burdened by Jakob's longstanding illness, and the added costs associated with burial are placing them in real financial need. Please give generously as a way to show your love and support for this hurting family. One hundred percent of the proceeds from this page go directly to the Yount Family to help with funeral and related expenses during this time of grief.
Since Jakob died at home, the family is prayerfully coming to the realization that the pain of continuing to live in that house may be too much to bear. With that in mind, any funds raised beyond what is required to cover direct funeral expenses would be dedicated to repairs needed in preparation to sell the family home.
We thank you in advance for your generous and selfless contribution of behalf of the Yount Family.
The visitation is next Thursday, March 1, from 4-7 pm, at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Union, MO.
The funeral will be at 10 am, Friday, March 2, at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Union, MO.
“Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.” Psalm 116:15