Fredericka "Freddi" J. (Roan) Yocum

November 6, 1934 ~ September 4, 2022 (age 87)



Freddi Yocum, 87, passed away on September 4, 2022.  She was born on November 6, 1934, in Akron to the late Paul and Hedwig Roan.  Freddi loved to roller skate and did so into her 80s.  She met the love of her life, James Yocum, while roller skating, they were together for 62 years until his passing in 2019. Freddi worked for Klais and Co. for over 20 years.  She loved to play bridge with friends and spend time with her family.  She was a member for over 40 years at Manchester United Methodist Church.


Along with her parents, Freddi was preceded in death by her husband, James; son, James; granddaughter, Stephanie Dobbs. She is survived by her son, David; daughters, Kathleen Jett, Kimberly Conrad Sapp, and Christine (Thomas) Perrine; 14 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; brother, Ed (Valerie) Roan; as well as bonus daughter, Stephanie Faulds.


The family would like to extend heartfelt thanks to Michelle at Compassionate Care Hospice for the love and care she gave to mom. 


The funeral service will be held at 10 A.M. on Saturday, September 10, 2022, at Manchester United Methodist Church, 5625 Manchester Road, Akron, Ohio 44319 with Pastor Frank Woodrum officiating.  Family and friends may call on Friday from 4 to 7 P.M. at the Schermesser Funeral Home, 600 E. Turkeyfoot Lake Road (SR 619), Akron, Ohio 44319.  The interment will take place at Hillside Memorial Park.  To leave a special message online for the family, visit our website at


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September 9, 2022

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Schermesser Funeral Home
600 E. Turkeyfoot Lake Road
Akron, OH 44319

Funeral Service
September 10, 2022

10:00 AM
Manchester United Methodist Church
5625 Manchester Road
Akron, Oh 44319

Interment following funeral service
September 10, 2022

Hillside Memorial Park
1025 Canton Rd
Akron, Ohio 44312

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