Mary Ellen Yost (1928 - 2017)

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Mary Ellen Yost, 88, of DuBois, passed away Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville.
She was born Nov. 18, 1928, in Wireton, Pa. She was the daughter of the late William Robert and Edith (Pope) Naugle. She was married to Charles Albert Yost; he preceded her in death in 1977.
Mary Ellen was active in girl scouts in the Sunbury, Pa., 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 thanks in 1977; the Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Award and Hemlock Council certificate of appreciation in 1978. Mary Ellen was also awarded the Saint Ann's award in 1980 which is the highest award in the scouting. She also had many special talents for crafts which she passed on to the girls in scouting.
She served for 10 years in Sandy Township district as a voting volunteer.
Mary Ellen did some knitting, but with her love for crocheting she made beautiful afghans; she would pass them on to so many loved ones. She quilted also and made all of her children and grandchildren quilts. Everything that Mary Ellen made she gave away with love. We will all remember her with the items that she has made us.
She was also a cook for Baileys Drive-In of DuBois for 20 years.
Mary Ellen 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.
Mary Ellen was also preceded in death by a son, Charles Yost; a brother, Tom Naugle; and a sister-in-law, Theresa Naugle.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. at the Leo Nedza Funeral Home in DuBois. Services will follow at the funeral home on Friday at 11 a.m. with Pastors Dean and Penny Smith officiating. Burial will take place in Morningside Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers family suggests donations to the or .
Online condolences can be made at
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Leo Nedza Funeral Home
199 West DuBois Avenue
Du Bois, PA 15801
(814) 371-4567
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Published in The Courier Express on Feb. 22, 2017
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