Barbara M. Yost

In Loving Memory

Funeral services for Barbara Yost will be 11:00 AM Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at the Pennsboro Christian Church in Pennsboro, Missouri. Visitation Tuesday evening, 6-8 PM at Mullinax Funeral Home, Butler, Missouri (660) 679-0009. Burial in Pennsboro Cemetery, Pennsboro, Missouri. Memorial contributions to college education fund for Barbara’s grandchildren. Messages of condolence may be left for the family at www.mullinaxfuneralhome.com

Barbara Maxine (Berry) Yost’s story began on April 15, 1932 in Jericho Springs, Missouri and came to a close on March 10, 2013 at her home in Butler. She was born to Bill and Estel Berry. On December 15, 1951 Barbara was united in marriage to Lonnie Acy Yost in Lockwood Missouri and from this union four children were born.

Barbara dedicated her life to the Lord at a young age and spent many years as a Sunday School Teacher for the Assembly of God Churches. Barbara and her family moved to Bates County in 1954. Barbara started her working career at the Pine Tree Nursing Home in Butler. She worked from 1967 to 1983 at Sears and Roebuck in Butler. She may be mostly remembered as the Avon Lady since she proudly worked for Avon for 25 years.

Barbara enjoyed a variety of pastimes such as television game shows, playing cards, doing puzzles, and spoiling her grandchildren. But her favorite pastime was watching Chiefs’ football. After retiring, Barbara worked Bates County Elections in Amoret and volunteered with the Amoret Senior Citizens making toys for children from different hospitals.

Barbara is survived by two sons Steven Yost and wife Joy of Harvest, Alabama and Billy Yost of Butler, one daughter Michelle Schroeder and husband Gene of Butler, grandchildren Abby and Michael Coleman, Lila Kay and Neal Brooks, Joshua and Hilary Yost, Tyler and Leah Haines, Blaine Schroeder, Jesse Yost, Breauna Schroeder, and Lonnie Yost, two great grandchildren Mariah Coleman and Piper Yost, one sister Donna Box and husband Afton of Springfield Missouri, three brother-in-laws Bob Hall of Springfield, Harold Yost of Lockwood, and Alvin Jones and wife Debbie of Greenfield, and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Barbara was reunited in Heaven with husband Lonnie Yost, daughter and son-in-law Verna and David Haines, sister Beatrice Hall, and her favorite dog Wilkie.

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10 thoughts on “Barbara M. Yost

  1. So sorry for your loss, but it was such a blessing to meet all of your family. May she rest in peace with her husband, parents and daughter, as I will never forget the night we spent in the dark. Hope you all take care and it was very nice meeting you just wish it was on different terms.

  2. I’m so very sorry to hear of Barbara’s passing. She was my Avon lady and we enjoyed many Avon visits sitting at my kitchen table chatting and discussing our children, community and life in general … such a sweet sweet lady. My sincere sympathy & prayers to her family.

  3. The staff here at Heartland Hospice wants to pass on their heart felt condolences and would like for you to know that we will be thinking of you over the next few days and weeks to come. We are here for you should you need any encouragement. Thank you for allowing us into your lives. God Bless.

  4. So sorry for your loss and sending prayers to her wonderful family that cared so dearly for and about her. She was a very lucky lady to have each of you who loved her so much. I won’t forget the stories i was told about the days of toy making at the Amoret Community Center what fun they must have had!

  5. Jim and I are very sorry to learn of your loss. Barbara was a very sweet person and we are happy to have known her.

    Jim & Donna Catron

  6. Thank you so much to everyone for their thoughts and kind words during the recent loss of my mom Michelle Yost Schroeder

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