Marilyn J. Yeager

February 14, 1936 ‒ February 26, 2018

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Marilyn J. Yeager, age 82, of Mount Vernon, Ohio, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, February 26, 2018. She was born on February 14, 1936 in Columbus, Ohio the daughter of Alva and Lillian (Gix) Phillips. After teaching in the Columbus School System for several years, Marilyn retired in 1998 after 30 years of teaching in Mount Vernon City Schools.

She was proud to be a teacher and farmer, always offering her assistance on the family farm. Marilyn considered it a blessing to be able to minister the gospel throughout her lifetime and she was very active in studying her family genealogy.

Marilyn is survived by her children, Lori Boesken of Mount Vernon, Bill (Amy) Yeager of Hilliard and Dan (Lisa) Yeager of Granville; five grandchildren, Kate, Lauren, Steven, Connor and Christy; two great grandchildren, Logan and Madalyn.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Tom Yeager; son-in-law, Jack Boesken, brother, Bill Phillips and a sister, Carol Paulson.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, March 2, 2018 beginning at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 303 S. Edgewood Road, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050. Friends may call from 12 p.m. until the time of service. Pastor Bill Barton will be officiating. Burial will follow in Liberty Chapel Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Marilyn’s name may be made to the Knox County Humane Society or the Knox County Animal Shelter.

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  • Lori, my heart goes out to you and your family in this time of sorrow. Marilyn was such a kind and giving person. Always had a kind word and a smile to spread to all she met. The contributions to the library in the memory of Jack is just one of the ways she showed her big heart and love for her family. May you carry the good memories and the love she shared with you always.

  • Mrs. Yeager was 1 of my favorite teachers. She always had a smile and kind word for all of her students. I also had the pleasure of going to school Dan. She raised a fine family, and she always made you feel as 1 of her own. Love , hugs and prayers to all of her family. God Bless

  • Aunt Marilyn always had a smile for you. She cared deeply for her family and loved her kids. I remember so many family holiday celebrations together She had a kind spirit and was caring heart. My Mother loved her dearly. I remember how often they used to talk together, laughing and sharing.
    I am so sorry for your loss. Mothers are a special gift from God

    Joseph Paulson

  • To Lori, Bill, and Dan, and your families, we were so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. She was always so pleasant to be around and we will never forget all the good times we had in our 4-H club activities. My kids also had her as a teacher and learned so much from her. She was always very kind and fair to her students. She will be missed and our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Love and God bless you all.

  • We enjoyed knowing and working with Marilyn. She was a good friend, a great teacher and a loving Christian woman. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family.

  • To Bill, Amy and family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during these difficult times. Please accept our condolences over the loss of your mother.

  • Dan, Bill and Lori. Sharon and I were very sorry to hear of your moms passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during these diffucult times. Your mom was a big part of my life in Dan and my High School and College days and she was a very special person and wonderful teacher.

  • To Lori and Christy: I’m so sorry to hear of your mom’s and Grandma’s passing. ( I will be devastated when my mom goes.) Your mom was always so giving and she loved her family so much. I’m sure you will miss her very much. I hate to be so out of touch. (I had not heard about Jack!). When things settle down, I’d like for us to get together and catch up. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • On behalf of my mother, Martha Stull, I would like to express our sincere sympathy to the family of Marilyn Yeager. Marilyn and Martha became close friends at the Living Center. They ate at the same table, shared craft activities, and had many conversations about teaching experiences and their families. They often talked on the phone after Marilyn moved. You are in our thoughts and prayers. We will cherish our loving memories of Marilyn.

  • Dan, Bill and Lori, I am sad to hear of your mother’s passing. She was a wonderful Christian woman and fantastic teacher with her caring ways and constant smile and willingness to help with anything. She was always so up-beat and smiling and happy. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. Just remember your growing-up days and how she loved you all and the time spent on the farm………. good memories.