Yohe, Martha R. "Mary Ann"


Martha R. Yohe, 91, known by friends as "Mary Ann," died peacefully Tuesday, April 4, 2017, in Presbyterian SeniorCare, Washington, with family members at her side. She was the widow of the Rev. Marcus Yohe, who passed away in 2000 after 55 years of marriage.

She was born December 20, 1925, in Washington, a daughter of the late Dorsey Strosnider, a streetcar motorman in Washington, and Ethel Jones Strosnider.

She married Marcus G. Yohe of Ginger Hill, a roofing and steeple contractor who was later ordained as a pastor in the United Methodist church. He served several churches in Western Pennsylvania, including Edward's Chapel and Webster Methodist Church. 

Deceased, in addition to her parents and husband, are a grandson Thomas M. Yohe of Monongahela, and three sisters, Virginia Ruetschi, Doris Grusofski and Betty Murphy, all of Washington.

Surviving are her children, Karen Lusk (the Rev. William Lusk) of Eighty Four, Larry Yohe of Washington, Mark Yohe (Sandy) of Fredericktown, Tom Yohe (Donna) of Finleyville, Cindy Taylor (companion Arnold Brock) of Sewickley and David Yohe (Jennifer) of Ginger Hill; 11 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

As a member of the Free Methodist Church in Monongahela, she was active in various women's ministries. While her husband was a pastor at Edward's Chapel, she taught Sunday school and Bible school and was active in youth ministries. As a pastor's wife and later a member of the Free Methodist Church, the church was always an important part of her life. She dedicated her life to her husband, the raising of her children and, most of all, to her Lord.

She loved gospel music and sang beautifully. She also enjoyed crocheting and cooking. She is remembered by her children as one who set the example of Christian living and read her Bible daily. Her children never heard a unkind word from her mouth or gossip from her lips. She treated all with love and kindness and everyone was always welcomed to the family dinner table, where they were treated with warmth and respect, as they enjoyed a good home-cooked meal. 

Funeral services were held Saturday, April 8, in First Baptist Church of Monongahela, with the Rev. William Baily, pastor of Journey By Grace Free Methodist Church officiating. Interment followed in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Ginger Hill.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to Journey By Grace Church, 4803 PA-51 North, Belle Vernon, PA 15012.
Condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting www.fryefuneralhome.com.