He was born Sept. 24, 1942, in Goshen, to James H. and Beatrice (Stoner) Vannoster. On June 5, 1970, he married Marcella Walley. She preceded him in death Sept. 7, 1987. He later married Juanita Sharkey Dec. 10, 2004.
She survives along with his children, James (Portia ‘LeAnn’) Vannoster, Paris, Texas; Regina (Craig) Showalter, Goshen; Angela Flora and Jeff Pires, both of New Paris; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a brother: Bruce (June) Vannoster, Goshen; and a sister: June (Bill) Neff, New Paris.
Mr. Vannoster was a New Paris High School graduate and member of People’s Bible Church, Benton. Jerry worked as an engineer for Mogul and Western Rubber for 35 years before retiring from Terra Transit, New Paris.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 17, at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home. Memorial services will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 17, at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home. Pastor John Randolph will officiate.
A private burial of cremated remains will be at Violett Cemetery, Goshen.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to I.U. Health Goshen Center for Cancer Care.