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Marie B. Yehl

April 14, 1920 April 14, 2021
Marie B. Yehl
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PEORIA - Marie Bertha Yehl passed away peacefully on her 101st birthday on Wednesday, April 14, 2021, at her residence in Peoria surrounded by her family.
Marie was born April 14, 1920, in Peoria, the daughter of Joseph Sr. and Marie Goldmann Johnigk. She married John Yehl in Peoria on January 19, 1946, at St Boniface Catholic Church. He preceded her in death on July 12, 1988.
She is survived by two daughters, Mary Ellen (Gene) Taets of Crossville, TN, and Emily (Frank) Landers of Washington, IL; three sons, Paul (Theresa) of Chandler, AZ, Phil (Judy) of Peoria and Mark (Corinne) of Lexington, NC; 20 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and 6 great-great-grandchildren.
Marie was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Joseph Johnigk II; her sister, Betty Besserer; her daughter, Julianne DeVos; son-in-law, Terry Devos; brother-in-law, Erwin Besserer; sister-in-law, Cathy Johnigk; and grandson, Thomas Yehl.
Marie was a lifelong member of St. Boniface Church, now St. Ann Church, in Peoria. She was a member of Catholic Women's League, Seminary Aid Society of the Diocese of Peoria and Our Lady's Club. She was also a member of Neighborhood House for many years.
Marie worked as a bookkeeper and secretary for her father at the Peoria Planing Mill, as a bookkeeper at St. Boniface/St. Ann Church and in the corporate offices of Jumer's Hotel.
A funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 AM Saturday, April 17, 2021, at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Peoria, with a one hour prior visitation. Fr. Jeremy Freehill will officiate and burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery in West Peoria.
Family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to the OSF Hospice team for their loving care and support for their mother in these trying times.
Memorials in Marie’s memory may be made to St. Ann’s Catholic Church.
Friends and family may sign the online guestbook or send condolences by logging onto www.wrightandsalmon.com.

Previous Events

Visitation

Saturday

17

Apr

9:00 AM 4/17/2021 9:00:00 AM - 10:00 AM 4/17/2021 10:00:00 AM
St. Ann Catholic Church

1010 S Louisa St
Peoria, IL 61605

St. Ann Catholic Church
1010 S Louisa St Peoria 61605 IL
United States

Funeral Mass

Saturday

17

Apr

10:00 AM 4/17/2021 10:00:00 AM
St. Ann Catholic Church

1010 S Louisa St
Peoria, IL 61605

St. Ann Catholic Church
1010 S Louisa St Peoria 61605 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

St. Joseph Cemetery Final Resting Place

2105 W. Heading Ave.
West Peoria, IL 61604

2105 W. Heading Ave. West Peoria 61604 IL
United States
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