Martha E. Yeager

April 11, 1934 ‒ May 09, 2019

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Martha E. Yeager, 85, of Mount Vernon passed away on Thursday morning, May 9, 2019 at her home surrounded by family.  She was born on April 11, 1934 in Saint Louisville to the late William and Edith (Gearhart) McQueen.

Martha retired from the Mount Vernon City Schools and Knox Community Hospital, where she was a Pharmacy Tech.  She enjoyed quilting and was a member of the Knox Quilters Guild and also the Mulberry St. United Methodist Church.

Martha is survived by her children, James Michael (Judy) Yeager of Athens, David (Bonnie) Yeager of Howard and Laura (Ron) Anderson of Rushville; eight grandchildren, Daniel Yeager, Justin Yeager, Leslie (Andrew) Saunders, Bryan (April) Yeager, Timothy (Brooke) Williams, Katie Williams, Jessica Anderson and Jeremy (Brittany) Anderson; six great grandchildren, Joscelynn, Grayson, Aiden, Skyler, Ryder and Chloe; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Martha was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, James H. Yeager on March 2, 2019; brothers, Samuel, David, Joseph, James, John, William and Isaac McQueen; sisters, Pearl Parkinson, Ruth Blubaugh and Edith Keyes; and half brothers, Paul, Willis, Frederick, Kenneth and Carroll McQueen.

The family will receive friends from 5-7PM on Monday, May 13, 2019 at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, 201 Newark Rd., Mount Vernon.  A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, beginning at 11AM, with Rev. Jerry Ernst officiating.  Martha will be laid to rest beside her husband, Jim at Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Rd., Mount Vernon, OH 43050.

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  • Michael, David and Laura

    I offer my sympathy in the passing of your mother. I remember fondly the youth group activities at your home and participating in Bible studies with your mother at the church. She was a fine lady. My prayers are with all of you in this time of sorrow.

  • So very sorry to you all for the loss of your dear mother grandmother and nieces and nephews. Sending you all much love and prayers at this most difficult time. I had the privelage of meeting this dear sweet lady and she was trulely a wonderful dear person. I felt her love right away and she made me feel like I had been a part of the family for years. Tim and I went to visit her about 2wks. ago and she was tickeled to death to see us and we all enjoyed our visit so very much Aunt Marty told us of how lonely it was being at the bottom and being the only family member left. we were also told that she would go into Jims and her bedroom and sit and talk with her wonderful soulmates picture. How broken her heart must have felt losing this dear man after 63 years of so many memories I cant imagine how lost and lonely she was without her mate. She told us she was ready to go home and that she knew Jim was waiting for her. And sure enough God heard her plee and prayers and after losing Jim in March the Lord came and got her and took her home to be once again reunited with her soulmate and all of her loved gone on so many years ago. I know how hard it is to say goodbye to that last parent for the last time words cannot describe the feeling you all have. Your dear mama and daddy are together again and both are now forever at eternal peace with our Lord and Saviour. I know you will all miss her soo very much until one day you are all called home to be with your mama and daddy again. Much love and prayers to you all

    • Thank you so much for sharing this visit of yours with Great Aunt Martha. It is a rare glimpse for us into her last days here on this earth. Our hearts are so blessed knowing she is with her husband and dear savior.
      Our thoughts and prayers are with her children and grandchildren. We love you all.

  • To her family: Sorry for the loss of your mother and grandmother. Martha and I worked together many years at KCH. She always had a smile, was a hard worker, even when she retired, she volunteered her service at the hospital. She will be missed.

    Jerry & Pat Callam

  • Dave and Bonnie,
    Sorry her about your mom soon after your father passed away. She will be reunited with your father soon and may the 2 rest in peace together.


  • So sorry for your lost. Aunt Martha was a sweet lady that we all loved dearly. We will be praying for the family . I know it has to hard losing both parents within 2 our cousins we love you all and God Bless each one of you.

  • To Martha’s family:
    I am sorry to hear of Martha’s passing. I was blessed with working with her for many years at the hospital. We shared a love of quilting and were blessed to be together in the Knox County Quilt Guild for many years also. Martha always had hugs to give and love to share. She was a wonderful person and I will miss her.

  • To Dave and Bonnie,

    Ralph and I want to say how sad we are to hear of your mothers passing. You have suffered greatly this year with losing both parents and we want you to know that our hearts go out to you. The loss of a parent is so great and leaves a void in your heart that in time will heal. Please know that we wish you both the best and our prayers are with you.

  • A sweet spirit is on her way to Heaven. Martha was always such a nice friend to everyone. We had the pleasure of knowing her for many years. She is once again reunited with Jim and her family members who left this earth before her. Hope she gives Polly and Sam some hugs from us. Sending all of Martha’s dear family, our deepest sympathy. We share in your loss. Sincerely, Susie and Dick Huggins/Fredericktown

  • To Martha family,
    I was lucky enough to call Martha my friend. We grew to know each other over the quilt frame. She loved God and family most of all and she freely shared her faith. We would enjoy hearing her tell stories of her childhood , marrying Jim, about their children, grandchildren and great grands. When Martha loved you you knew it. When she said she’d pray for you, she did. She was easy to love.
    I am sincerely sorry for your loss and count my blessings she came into my life

  • To the family of Martha Yeager, Please accept my sincere condolences for the loss of your Mother. She was a very warm and caring person. She and my Mother(Kathleen Loriaux) were in Twisted Sisters quilt club together. When my Mother passed away, your Mother took in her dog Cinda as a playmate for Teddy. She gave “Cinda K” a wonderful life until she crossed the rainbow bridge. She also finished a wall hanging for me, that my Mother had started. She signed it with her name and paw prints. I will treasure it always.

  • Dear family, I am so sorry for your loss.

    Aunt Martha always knew how to make people feel loved. She had this way of talking to each person that made them feel that she was so glad to be with them, and loved them with her whole heart. I remember how kind she was to me when I was a newlywed into the family, making me feel right at home. And I remember how she used to sit with Cousin Aaron and take time to listen to all his thoughts and ask him questions.

    She also loved her husband with her whole heart, and was a good example to me as a bride. I will never forget her. May God bless you and comfort you during this hard time. I know she loves you still, and will always be praying in Heaven for you.

    With love in Christ,
    Suzanne Lichtenstein
    Wife of Fr. Mark Lichtenstein, and daughter-in-law to Jean (Parkinson) Lichtenstein