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.