Mary Ellen Yetzer

Mary Ellen Yetzer, 55, of 759 Johnsonburg Road, St. Marys, died Saturday, November 24, 2012, at Elk Regional Health Center after a lengthy illness.

She was born January 14, 1957, in St. Marys, daughter of the late Carl and Madelyn “Dolly” Nero Yetzer. She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Elk County Catholic High School, Class of 1974. She was a former beautician. She had also worked in the St. Joseph’s convent kitchen and the convent infirmary. She enjoyed spending time with her daughter.

She is survived by a daughter, Emily Rose Yetzer of St. Marys; and by several uncles and aunts.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, David C. Yetzer, in 1981.

There will be no visitation.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated in the Queen of the World Church on Friday, November 30, 2012 at 10:00 AM with the Rev. Michael Ferrick, Pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Ann Winthrop November 27, 2012 at 10:41 am

Your Mother Is Always With You

Your mother is always with you…

She’s the whisper of the leaves
as you walk down the street.

She’s the smell of bleach in
your freshly laundered socks.

She’s the cool hand on your
brow when you’re not well.

Your mother lives inside
your laughter. She’s crystallized
in every tear drop…

She’s the place you came from,
your first home.. She’s the map you
follow with every step that you take.

She’s your first love and your first heart
break….and nothing on earth can separate you.

Not time, Not space…
Not even death….
will ever separate you
from your mother….

You carry her inside of you….

– Sherry Martin

Cynthia Caggiano November 27, 2012 at 11:54 am

So sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. She was my classmate. You were very right when you said she was the life of the party. She really struggled the last couple of years with her illness. I would always go to see her when she was in the hospital. She would yell from her room, Hey Bilodeau, get in here so we can talk. We always talked about our days @ ECCHS. She is in a better place right now with her parents & brother. They are all together. My sympathies.
Cynthia Bilodeau Caggiano

Denise Sarnoski November 27, 2012 at 1:57 pm

Your MOTHER was a strong woman and was always sooo proud of you. You were blessed to have her as your Mother as she was sooo blessed that she had you for her daughter. So sorry for your loss. Her memories will be with you forever. TAKE CARE.

Northwest Savings bank November 27, 2012 at 5:08 pm

Dear Emily:
Please know you are in my prayers and thoughts. I have known your mom since high school. Even though I was from Johnsonburg we met and I spent alot of time at your grandparents’ home on Dippold Ave. It was awhile ago that I saw your mom and we had a nice talk. I had no idea before that just what was going on with her, but through our conversation she had her beautiful smile on her face and that is what I will remember about your mom.
May God Bless and keep you in his arms.
Kathy Reuscher

Patti Cosentino Brem November 27, 2012 at 6:34 pm

Dear Emily:
I have known your mom for years – she was a year behind me @ ECCHS. She had the most loveable personality – everyone who knew her loved her. YOU were so fortunate to have her as your mom. While I am so very sorry she left at such a young age, I can only imagine the beautiful reunion with her mom, dad & her brother. You have many angels watching over you Emily. May you keep your mom’s memories in your heart & she will always be with you. God Bless you.

Rabeka Jo November 27, 2012 at 6:40 pm

My thoughts and prayers are with you. I hope financial blessings come your way to ease the strain and stress…
You know you can call or text me any time…that is all I can offer at this time <3 love ya…hang in there…
My mom and her are no doubt hitting it off…from the stories and videos of her…and she is spoiling my two babies also. 🙂

Denise Nickel Girts November 27, 2012 at 10:09 pm

Emily Dear– You had a great mother who was always smiling. She was so happy no matter how bad things got. As a member of E.C.C.H.S. Class of 1975 I must say that having your mother as a classmate sure made high school more fun for all of us. My thoughts and prayers are with you and I know that your mom is watching over you to make sure you are happy and healthy. Stay strong–may God bless you. Denise

Leah Bush November 27, 2012 at 11:08 pm

So hard to believe you are gone, Mary Ellen. We had so much fun and lots of laughs! You were taken too soon. Know you will always be in our heart and thoughts. Emily will always have someone watching over her. She will always have my love and support and I’ll try to get her through anything.

Susan Strandberg November 28, 2012 at 7:21 am

Dear Emily,

I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom and I met when we were both in high school and we had many hilarious adventures through the years. She was so much fun to be with, and she made me laugh harder than just about anyone. She had such a fun-loving spirit, and had the uncanny ability to overcome any and all things that life could throw at her. I will miss that devilish smile that always forewarned that something crazy was about to go down. May your wonderful memories of her sustain you through this most difficult time, and always. God Bless You, Emily.

Marie LaFarr Robinson November 28, 2012 at 9:01 am

Dearest Emily,
I’ve not seen your mother in a while, but she was always the life of a party or get-together, great sense of humor and a caring individual.
The world has one less light lit to shine with her gone. Her light is shining brightly with the angels!
Deepest condolences from one of her classmates.
Marie LaFarr Robinson

Barbara DePrater Gregory November 28, 2012 at 10:55 am

Mary Ellen will be missed by many, especially the ECCHS Class of 1975! Rest in Peace.

Sandie Van Slander November 28, 2012 at 6:31 pm

I was so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. Praying for you.

Mary Howard November 28, 2012 at 7:52 pm

Please accept my deepest sympathy. That is truly heartbreaking to hear. She was a wonderful person. Prayers to her daughter as well. God Bless you all.

Larry and Anita November 29, 2012 at 9:48 pm

The passing of Mary Ellen is difficult to understand. She and my sister were friends for quite some time. This is to let you know that both she and her family will be in our prayers.

The Wendels

Rose M. Grieggs December 18, 2012 at 11:23 pm

So sorry to hear of the death of your mother Mary Ellen. I knew that she loved her music. I also knew your grandmother and we sang together quite a bit. My sympathies and God Bless.

Gerri Ireland January 28, 2013 at 7:52 pm

So sorry to hear of Mary Ellen’s passing. She was the nicest person with the brightest personality. She used to do my hair years ago and I couldn’t wait to have my hair done, just to visit and laugh with her. She will be greatly missed. God Bless.

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