Ella Mary Yoe

Memorial services for Ella Mary Yoe, 90, of Lawrence will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, March 23, 2015 at Plymouth Congregational Church in Lawrence. Burial will follow at Pioneer Cemetery. She passed away Monday, March 9, 2015 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Ella Mary was born July 30, 1924 in St. Joseph, MO, the daughter of Wesley W. and Ellen J. (Thompson) Hawman.

She received her B.S. from Baker University in 1946.

Ella Mary was a homemaker. She volunteered many years to serve in the church kitchen, the Plymouth Thrift Shop, and as a Girl Scout Leader. She was a gifted quilter, a great reader, and a keen observer of her home, her community, KU athletics, and the world. She was still knitting hats and prayer shawls until her death.

She married Jonathan Thomas “Tom” Yoe on October 5, 1946 in St. Joseph, MO. He preceded her in death April 24, 1986.

Survivors include two sons, Jonathan “Tom” Yoe, II, Dan (Janet) Yoe, both of Lawrence; one daughter, Catherine (Ed) Sadowski, Williamsburg, VA; daughter-in-law, Teri Yoe, Dallas, TX; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sons, James B. Yoe, Robert W. Yoe and a sister, Ruth A. Jones.

Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Girl Scouts of Douglas County and may be sent in care of the mortuary.

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  1. Tina Womack Chrisman and Mary Ann Womack on March 11, 2015 at 8:44 pm

    Dear Cathey and Family,
    My mom and I send our condolences to you at this sad time and hope your mother died peacefully. I have fond memories of her helping at all the Girl Scout meetings (that must have been a real trial in keeping any kind of order) camp outs, and all the badge activities, as well as she and your grandmother coming over to visit with my mom for afternoon chats that seem to be a thing of the past these days. I was glad that we visited our parents during our last high school reunion and that will also be a treasured memory of mine. May God’s love give you comfort in the days ahead. Sincerely, Tina and Mary Ann Womack

  2. Tom and Angela Puckett on March 14, 2015 at 11:16 am

    We were saddened to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.
    Tom, Angela, Zachary and Michael Puckett

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