Alice Jean Yost, 91, of Olivet passed away on January 3, 2021 under the care of Grand Vista Assisted Living and Oaklawn Hospice.
Jean was born on June 16, 1929 at Oaklawn Hospital, Marshall to Leslie D. and Norma (Rapp) Joshick of Ann Arbor, MI. Jean graduated from Marshall High School with the class of 1947. Following graduation, she was employed by Michigan Bell Telephone, Michigan National Bank, and Lester Welsh Accounting. On May 22, 1953, Jean married Virgil E. Yost of Fredonia Township and they were married for 59 years.
They purchased a farm in Lee Township and Jean resided there for 55 years. Helping with the family farm and being a homemaker were her new occupations. She enjoyed her family very much and always had time for her grandchildren. Hobbies included crafts and traveling around the U.S. including Alaska and Hawaii. Jean followed Virgil to Texas & Florida for the winter and to different tractor shows in the summer during their later years. When her children were in school, she was a member of the Dark Corners Mother's Club and the Dark Corners Extension Club and a 4-H leader for the Lee Center 4-H Club. Jean served on the Lee Township Election Board for several years.
Jean was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil E, Yost, in 2013, her parents and a brother, Raymond Joshick. She is survived by her daughter, Karen (Greg) Saltzman of Olivet and a son, Jeffrey (Debbie) Yost of Olivet, four grandchildren, Karla (Mark) Nail, Joseph Saltzman, Ethan (Carra) Yost, and Tyler (Abagail Wietzke) Yost and 3 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a brother, Dwight Joshick of Indian Rocks Beach, FL and his daughter Patricia Woolston of Georgia and many other nieces and nephews .
Family will greet friends from 10-11am on Thursday January 7, 2020 with a funeral service taking place at 11am with Pastor Kris Tarkiewicz officiating at the Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services 723 US Hwy 27 N Marshall MI 49068. Interment will follow at Lyon Lake Cemetery. Memorial contributions are requested to Oaklawn Hospice, 13444 Preston Drive, Marshall MI 49068 (https://oaklawnhospital.org/donate/) . Memorial contributions may be mailed to the Kempf Funeral Home PO Box 519 Marshall MI 49098 for delivery to the charity. Leave a personal message for the family, sign the online guestbook, and watch the live stream of the funeral service https://www.kempffuneralhome.com
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