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    Living History: Jim Yerington

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    There is no higher calling, no greater purpose than that of a caregiver. Somehow, we’ve come to believe that caregiving is just for some of us and not all of us. Yet at our core, we are all made to love, to connect, to extend ourselves in service of others. The question is ... do we have the will to love, to do what it takes, to risk ourselves in caring, even when the burden is great? In times of happiness, in times of sadness - we are that caregiver.

    Muscatine Living

    A native of Muscatine, Jim Yerington has always enjoyed living in the city.

    After finishing school, Yerington went to work at Kent Feeds. Over the course of his 35 year career, Yerington advanced through a variety of positions. Yerington worked in the printing department, the sign and display department, and the central shipping and receiving department. He enjoyed each new opportunity, as well as the chance to travel while working in the sign and display department. Yerington also found Kent Feeds an extremely supportive employer. He feels deeply grateful for all the help the company gave him and his family when his daughter, Pamela Yerington, died from cancer at the age of 17.

    Yerington gave generously of his time by assisting in many ways at Saints Mary and Mathias Catholic Church. Over the years, he volunteered first as an altar boy and later as a communion assistant and religious education teacher. He enjoyed supporting the parish community immensely. Always ready to help out wherever he could, Yerington also volunteered at the Community Foundation of Greater Muscatine for several years.

    Wanting to stay in the city that had nurtured them and their family for their whole lives, Yerington and his wife of 40 years, Rosalee Yerington, chose to retire in Muscatine. They love this tight-kinit community and have never wanted to live in any other place. For that reason, they chose to move to Bickford of Muscatine.

    Since coming to live there, both of the Yeringtons have enjoyed Bickford of Muscatine very much. “Bickford is great place to live and we both love the food, staff, and activities,” Yerington said. “We love the company of other residents and are comfortable at Bickford.”

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