Josephine A. Yeisley, 70, owned beauty parlor

August 13, 2002

Josephine A. Yeisley, a retired cosmetologist who had owned and operated an Overlea beauty parlor, died of heart failure Saturday at Franklin Square Hospital Center. She was 70 and lived in Perry Hall.

Born in New York City, Josephine Patinella moved with her family to Govans when she was a child. She was a graduate of St. Gertrude's Parochial School near Easton.

In 1951, she married Richard T. Yeisley, who died in 1988.

Mrs. Yeisley began her career as a hairdresser when she established her first beauty parlor on Loch Raven Boulevard in the early 1960s. She moved the business to Overlea, where she worked until retiring in 1988.

She volunteered with Beans and Bread, an East Baltimore soup kitchen. She enjoyed reading mysteries, playing bingo and poker, and visiting Atlantic City casinos.

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 9:30 a.m. today at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, 8420 Belair Road, Fullerton, where Mrs. Yeisley was a communicant.

She is survived by a son, Thomas A. Yeisley of Charlotte, N.C.; three daughters, Marlene A. Benwell of Ocean Pines, Mary Jo Yeisley of Perry Hall and Leslie A. Yeisley of Homosassa Springs, Fla.; six grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

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