Date of Death: April 26, 2020

Service Details

In accordance with Marjorie’s wishes cremation will be conducted, and a Celebration of Life will be held on a later date.

An Interment of Ashes service, at Fairview Cemetery in Mishawaka, Indiana, will be scheduled when the COVID 19 “Stay at Home” orders are lifted.


Obituary Notice

Marjorie Rose Yost, age 82, of Three Rivers, MI peacefully passed away at Three Rivers Health on Sunday, April 26, 2020. She was born in South Bend, IN to Myron and Arlene (Senff) Smith.

Marjorie’s range of work throughout her life varied immensely from Telephone Operator to Textile Sewer of White Hall hospital gowns, Dr. Denton PJ’s and sweaters. From cooking for the elderly at Commission on Aging, to cooking Dunkin Donuts. She even worked in factories like Ball-Band Rubber and Republic Roller. Her best work was in servicing others like when she was a Home Health Care provider. She made lasting relationships with the families even after her elderly patients were gone.

Her most challenging and rewarding work was that of a mother of six. It molded her character, strengthened her to the core, and helped shape the extraordinary woman that she was. Through the tough times, it was her faith in GOD that gave her the strength to persevere.

As her family expanded, she became a devoted grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great grandmother. Her fun-loving and quirky nature made her the favorite cousin, aunt, friend’s Mom, and smiling stranger; a friend to all who knew her. Her life is truly a testimony of selfless acts of kindness and generosity to others, in giving all she had.

Marjorie is preceded in her passing by her parents Myron, Arlene (Senff), Enid (step) Smith, her siblings Vivian, Walter, Mona, her ex-husband Don Yost Sr. and her grandson Bruce Yost.

Left to cherish Marjorie’s loving memory are her children: Don Jr. (Deb), John (Theresa), Joe (Jeri), Richard (Crystal), Kathy (Keith) Kalinoski, and Kevin (Donna). She also is survived by her 23 grandchildren, 50 great-grandchildren, and 5 great-great grandchildren.

Additional Information

Memorials made in Marjorie’s memory may be directed to St. Joe County Commission on Aging. “They provide exceptional services and programs promoting independence, healthy lifestyles and engagement that focuses on all seniors and benefits all citizens of St. Joseph County.”  For more info go to website Envelopes are available at and can be sent to Hohner Funeral Home in care of her arrangements.

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    • I just found out of your mom’s passing. I’m so very sorry I knew her as a friend as well as your mom. I’ll miss seeing her. Shelly Star

  1. ❤️We had a wonderful mother one who never really grew old her smile was made of sunshine and her heart was solid gold her eyes as bright as shining stars her checks as fair as a rose you see we had a wonderful mother and that’s the way it will be told❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  2. I’m so sorry to hear this. She was a very nice lady. She will always be remembered. Hang in there everybody involved. With God involved, we will see her again soon. Take care and if anyone needs anything please let me know!💕

    • Margie will be missed and will always be in our hearts. Memories of her fun loving nature and sense of humor are being held close and will always be cherished. You’re in our thoughts during this difficult time. -Love the Pierce family (Eddie, April, and James)

  3. Goodbye my friend and neighbor of almost 3 decades! When I was at my worst, you were there. Especially when I lost my husband and once again when I lost my Mom. You were always next door with a smile, a meal, or a friendly word! God bless you! You will be missed!

  4. Don and Debra, I’m so sorry to hear this. I always enjoyed seeing her as she had the gift to gab. I want to give my Condolences too her Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren. Hugs for you all.

  5. Dear Kathy and family, So sorry for your loss. May your mother Rest In Peace and my you all hold onto the good memories of your time with her.
    Jean and Felix Skalski

  6. Oh I’m so sorry I just found out !
    I remember how her and my mom would get together and had fun, I know they made me laugh alot
    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you and I keep you in my thoughts.
    She will be missed.

  7. Kathy, I will keep you and your family in my prayers for healing. I’m so sorry that this happened when you can’t even have a proper funeral. I hope your memories will always bring you comfort. ✝️📿🙏📿🙏❤️

  8. Kathy and family, we wanted to tell you we are very sorry for your loss. Mothers are so very special and will always be loved and missed, we understand how hard it is to let her go. We will keep you in our prayers for comfort and peace during this time of your life. Elaine and Mike Didelot.

    • Pam, I remember the first time I met you. We just moved in to our new house and you walked by pushing your cat in a stroller. My Mom liked you from the start because she used to do that with her cat when she was little.

      • Kathy, I remember those days. Poor cat . I was just glad there was another girl in the neighborhood even if she came with five brothers lol. Loved growing up with all of you and your mom was always so kind to everyone. I had spoken to her a few times when I first moved back to the neighborhood and we were neighbors again she will be missed . ❤️🙏

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