We Remember

YARNELL, Mark Bruton

January 16, 1950 — March 3, 2015

Best-selling author, most notably of Your First Year in Network Marketing, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend of the world. In lieu of flowers or gifts please consider a donation to www.readingisfundamental.org www.worldlit.ca and/or www.pencilsofpromise.org. For those wishing to send a condolence, photos or share memories, may do so by scrolling down this page to the area called “Share Your Condolences.”

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  • Cindy Bertrand says:

    I met Mark Yarnell 30 years ago in Chicago. It was at a course he created called ” Your First Year in Network Marketing”. The very moment I saw Mark I knew he was special. He was so kind and humble yet wildly successful. He inspired me so much. Everyone loved him. I am grateful his presence graced my world. Ever

  • Paul Moore says:

    I was Marks high school counselor at Glendale High School 1964 through 1968 and remember him well.He served as senior class president during his senior year and as usual performed admirably in all respects. I have many fond memories of Mark during that time. My deepest sympathies to his family and friends at this time.

    • Melissa Yarnell says:

      Mr. Moore – I remember you from Glendale. Mark talked so highly of you throughout his life. Thank you so much for your kind words. They bring back wonderful memories of when he and I were in high school together….Only one year – I was a Freshman when he was a Senior. Thanks again.

  • ZEKE ZERR says:

    Mark and I grew up in Springfield, MO. I have many memories of great times. I especially remember standing on a Florida beach with him during the summer of 1969. As the enormous Apollo rocket flew over us the ground shook. What a memorable experience.

    J. Michael [zeke] Zerr

  • Janet Smith says:

    I knew Mark in High school. He always had such a spark in his eyes, a beautiful smile and fun humor. He was all about success. God bless his family during this difficult time. RIP Mark!! We will miss you.

  • Alrik Forbes says:

    I met Mark a number of years ago, and we spent time on the water, as I taught him to hydrofoil. He was always kind and generous, and loved to tease my 2 daughters. Our condolences to all the family. He will be missed.

  • Larry Bradley says:

    RIP, Mark. Congratulations on a life well lived with courage, conviction and significant success that went beyond the financial. Proud to say I knew you both in high school and as an adult. Best wishes to your family and friends in the aftermath of your loss.

  • Don says:

    I met Mark in 1994, and I was immediately in “awe” of his exemplary love that he shared with every single person that he met. He was not only a leader in business, but a leader in life. I learned more about “life” through Mark than I could have even imagined. And I learned more through his actions and example than any book I’ve ever read. An amazing person, and he will ever live in my soul and be a guiding light! I wish Valerie, Amy, and his family my very best wishes!

  • John Terhune says:

    Mark was without question one of the greatest humans that I have met on my life’s path. His energy and tenacity were simply unmatched. He will forever live in my head and heart. Thanks for enriching my life Mark as a true friend.

  • Mike DePatie says:

    As a fellow pilot of foot-launched aircraft I always enjoyed stepping away from business to talk about something we both enjoyed and had in common. Sure, he had pretty much done and seen it all but always lent an ear, eager to tune in to a fellow enthusiasts tales.
    Best to Valerie and the family and though you have a tremendous support group, feel free to call anytime; it will always be my pleasure.

  • John Haime says:

    What can you say about Mark Yarnell that wasn’t said by the individuals in the memorial above. Great guy – warm, engaging and funny. A real original. He will be missed by many including me. A life well lived Mark.


  • Donnie Walker says:

    Not enough space and time here to tell how I feel about Mark Yarnell, he was a best friend, trusted mentor, and big brother. I will miss our early morning conversations. Mark lived life to the fullest, what he could not get on the ground he found in the air always searching for that ultimate thermal. Go Rest High Mark Yarnell….

  • Doug Boone says:

    Im a few years younger than mark. Melissa and i were and are good friends from 1st grade at oak grove all the way thru ghs then some.

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