Helen Mary (Koepfer) Yost

Helen Mary (Koepfer) Yost, 94, of Marion, went to be with the Lord Thursday, April 3, 2014.

She was born Dec. 22, 1919, in Alvada, to Frank W. and Julia L. (Wank) Koepfer. Helen married the love of her life, Hubert I. Yost, Nov. 11, 1939, in Alvada. They were married 58 years before his passing March 30, 1997.

Helen is survived by five children, Eugene V. Yost of Marion, Marlene (Tom) Kirkpatrick of Marysville, Michael (Brenda) Yost and Daniel (Kathy) Yost, both of Marion, and Charles (Judy) Schuster of Bucyrus; eight grandchildren, Scott Schuster of Marion, Brian (Kris) Schuster of Bucyrus, Aaron Kirkpatrick of Marysville, Michelle (Tom) O’Brien, Matthew (Aubrey) Yost, Marcus Yost and Tina (Eric) Grills, all of Marion, and Robert Hotellling of Georgia; 10 great-grandchildren, Brian Jr. and Lucas Schuster of Bucyrus, Alexus and Madison O’Brien, Emma Ivanell Yost, Riley, Ellie, and Cooper Grills, and Nichole and Samantha Sturtz; her sister, Martha (Bob) Myers of Alvada; in-laws, Harold and Ann Yost and Erma Brodman, all of Carey; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Helen was preceded in death by her daughter, Shirley Schuster, July 15, 1980; two brothers, Paul and Carl Koepher; and two sisters, Claira Hoffbauer and Florence Bentz; as well as her parents.

Helen will be dearly missed by all her family and special friend, Rosie, along with her ladies from her card club.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Marion General Hospital Hospice.

Her Mass of Christian burial will begin at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Marion, with visitation one hour prior to the Mass. Father Thomas Buffer will preside over the Mass. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Marion.

Gunder/Hall & Folk Funeral Directors, 347 W. Center St., Marion, OH 43302, (740) 382-3612, are handling arrangements.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.gunderhallandfolk.com.