Laura M. Yost, Janesville, WI (1916-2013)

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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

July 5, 1916 - November 4, 2013

Laura M. Yost, age 97, of Janesville, died Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, at Agrace HospiceCare, Fitchburg. She was born on the family farm in Trippville, (Vernon County) WI, on July 5, 1916, the daughter of John and Eva (Boldon) Garrity. She married Clifford Parrish and together they had two children, Darlene and Steven. She worked on farms and later for the Badger Ammunition Plant. In 1955 after moving to Janesville, she worked for Libby Canning. Laura married Howard J. Yost on Aug. 5, 1964. He preceded her in death on March 26, 1991. She enjoyed fishing in her younger years, but her passion was Bingo. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Laura is survived by her two children, Darlene (LeRoy) Ronan of Janesville, and Steven (Debbie) Parrish of Friendship; five grandchildren: Dawn Purdy, Brandy (Rob) Ward, Shawn Parrish, Jamie Beasley, and Jason Wofford; 17 great-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter; two sisters, Irene Koch of Elroy, and Betty (Marvin) Jensen of Reedsburg; a sister-in-law, Julia Garrity of Beloit; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands; five brothers: Kenny, Sylvester, Willard, William and Manny Garrity; and a sister, Ida Jensen.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, at SCHNEIDER APFEL SCHNEIDER & SCHNEIDER FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY. Fr. Tom Marr will officiate and burial will follow in Floral Lawns Memorial Park. Visitation will take place on Friday from 10 a.m. until the hour of service at the FUNERAL HOME. For on-line guestbook and condolences: www.schneiderfuneraldirectors.com


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