Princess Tru Serenity Yearington, daughter of Shawn Christopher and Erin Janelle (Hammer) Yearington was born July 8, 2006 in Iowa City, Iowa. She earned her angel wings on Saturday, September 12, 2009 in Rochester, Minnesota after being an enjoyment in this life, for 3 years 2 months and 4 days to all who knew her.
When Tru was first given to us, she struggled to live. She survived two heart surgeries and months in the hospital. We thanked the doctor that performed these surgeries and he said if she didn’t have such a strong will to live it wouldn’t matter what he had done. Tru showed us through all her trials and tribulations what she could do. She learned to do everything a healthy baby could do, but in her own way. Crawling started on her back, scooting with her feet. She would laugh when she did this. With help of a walker and therapists she was standing and then walking on her own.
Tru loved her toys and learned very quickly when given problems to solve that were age appropriate. She loved playing with her big brother and cousins. Sometimes she would bother her brother when he was playing his guitar. Her Grandma Georgia would laugh when she ran on her sidewalk and said “I go fast”. She loved to go for walks in the stroller with the other grandma. She loved Dora, Diego and Baby jaguar. She loved to dance to the “Rescue Pack Song”.
She leaves to cherish her memory; parents, Shawn and Erin Yearington and brother Chance of Osceola; Grandmother, Georgia and the late Bill Yearington of Osceola; Grandmother, Esther Malson and Steve Moran of Osceola; Grandfather, Jerrold Hammer of Des Moines; Great-Grandmother, Ruth Burg of Bridgewater; Uncle, Michael (Karla) Yearington of Osceola; Uncle Kevin (friend Rita) Yearington of Osceola; Aunt Jody (Gary Jr.) Gray of Ames; Uncle Sean (Kelcey) Hammer of Norwalk; Aunt, Jerri (Steve) TroBaugh of Danbury, Nebraska; cousins, Victor; Billi Leah, Quinton, Elizabeth Kaye, Patrick, Mykel Ann; Macie, Mandi, Michael; Ashley, Chandra, Amber, Kristal, Alan and Sabrina as well as many other relatives and very special friends.
Tru touched many people with her smile and the kisses she would throw. All her teachers, nurses and extended family were smitten with her. She had that way of giving herself to you and then wrapping your heart around her. She touched many hearts in her short time here.
She now has her angel wings.
Prayer service 5:30 P.M. Thursday evening at Kale Funeral Home. Family will greet friends from 6:00 to 8:00 Thursday evening.
Celebration Service will be 10:00 A.M. Friday ~ September 18, 2009 at Kale Funeral Home in Osceola.