Saturday, September 18th, 2021
Marcella Yarian
Marcella Marie Yarian, age 102 of Celina, Ohio passed away at Otterbein of St. Marys Senior Life Community.
She was born on October 27, 1918 in Celina, Ohio to the late Daniel Rufus and Alice May (Schroyer) Menchhofer. On June 6, 1943 she married Willis A. Yarian, who died in 2001.
Surviving are her seven children: Ruth Ann (James) Nugent of Reno, NV; Carl (Nazia) Yarian of Falls Church, VA; Esther (John) Mowen of McKenzie, TN; Mark (Carolyn) Yarian of Troy, IL; Daniel (Dinah) Yarian of Bondurant, IA; Luther (Grace) Yarian of Burleson, TX; Paul (Melissa) Yarian of Perrysburg, OH; fourteen grandchildren, and twenty-four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, son Donn Yarian, brothers and sisters-in-law Ivan (Nora) Menchhofer, Irvin (Mary) Menchhofer, Lowell (Alberta) Menchhofer, and her sister and brother-in-law Leila (Lawrence) Maury, and one great-great granddaughter.
Marcella was a 1936 graduate of Celina High School and assisted her husband in his lifelong ministry. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Coldwater. She also was active in the Sewing Group and a member of the Lutheran Women at her Church. She enjoyed making apple cider, sewing quilts and blankets, gardening, and spending time with her family.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Saturday, September 25, 2021 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Coldwater, with Rev. Robin Owen officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Paul Lutheran Church Cemetery in Wabash.
Friends may call from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Friday, September 24, 2021 at the Lehman-Dzendzel Funeral Home and an hour before services at the church on Saturday.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church; Lutheran World Relief at; Grand Lake Hospice, 200 St. Clair Street, St. Marys, Ohio 45885; or a charity of your choice.
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