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Mary Ellen Yost, 88, of DuBois, passed away on Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, at the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.
She was born Nov. 18, 1928, in Wireton, a daughter of the late William Robert and Edith (Pope) Naugle. She was married to Charles Albert Yost who preceded her in death in 1977.
Mary Ellen was active in girl scouts in the Sunbury area for 23 years serving as a Brownie Leader, assistant Junior Leader, Cadette Leader, assistant Cadette Leader, service unit team member, cookie chairperson, on the Brave Eagle Day camp staff, craft consultant and service unit director. In 1975, she initiated a Brownie buzz-off, and service unit event for Brownies. Each year this event has grown. She has been honored with the Brave Eagle Certificate of Tanks in 1977; the Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Award and Hemlock Council Certificate of Appreciation in 1978. She was also awarded the Saint Ann's award in 1980 which is the highest award in Scouting.
She also had many special talents for crafts which she passed them onto the girls in scouting. She served for 10 years in Sandy Township district as a voting volunteer. Mary Mary Ellen did some knitting but her love was for crocheting. She'd make beautiful afghans and would pass them on to so many loved ones. She also quilted and made all of her children and grandchildren quilts. Everything that she made she gave away with love. We will all remember her with the items that she has made us.
Mary Ellen was a cook for Baileys Drive-In of DuBois for 20 years.
She is survived by four children, Charlene (Forrest) Aeppli, of New Columbia, Mary Ann (Jodey) Bruce, of Selinsgrove, Richard Allen Yost, of Milton and Susan (Steve) Rice, of Selinsgrove; five sisters, Jean Nupp, of Erie, Shirley Mackin, of Arkansas, Sarah Burns, of DuBois, Katherine Thomas, of Ohio and Louise Ross, of DuBois; two brothers, Jack Naugle, of Treasure Lake and Ernie Naugle, of Falls Creek; 11 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by one son, Charles Yost; one brother, Tom Naugle; and a sister-in-law, Theresa Naugle.
A visitation will be held on from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday and from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, followed by the funeral at 11, at the Leo Nedza Funeral Home, DuBois, with Pastor Dean and Penny Smith officiating.
Burial will take place in Morningside Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, family suggest donations in Mary Ellen's memory may be made to the American Cancer Society or American Heart Assoc.
Online condolences can be made at www.nedzafamilyfuneralhomes.com.
Published on February 21, 2017
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