Betty Marie Yoest

Born on April 9, 1942 in Blairsville, Pennsylvania
Departed September 13, 2022 in Melbourne, Florida

Betty Marie Yoest was born April 9, 1942, in Blairsville, Pennsylvania to Elizabeth and Grant McIntire. She was surrounded by a large family, with six brothers and two sisters Steve, Charles, Grant, Ray, Rose, Sam, Denny, and Ruth Ann.

She married her best friend and love of her life, Jack Yoest, on November 21, 1962. In the coming years they built a life together and had their two children John F. Yoest, III and Jennifer (Yoest) Wadsworth. She loved and watched over her family with such care and compassion.

In 1975 Betty came to know Jesus as her personal Lord and Savior. She shared the love of Christ with everyone she met, not just in words, but in actions. In 2009 she was preceded in death by her husband Jack, whom she loved dearly. In the Spring of 2011, she moved to Melbourne to live with her daughter Jennifer and her son-in-law Randy Wadsworth. Betty loved Randy as a son and was so thankful for the love and care that was shown to her as she lived in their home.

Betty adored her grandchildren. From playing games, making crafts, talking on the phone, or having pizza on the beach she cherished every moment she had with them all. Carrie and Brent Pichard, John F. Yoest, IV, Justin Yoest, Jordan Yoest, and great-grandchildren Noah, Seth, and Emma Pichard.

In the last 10 years, Betty devoted her time to being a dedicated volunteer for many prayer lines. She faithfully prayed for people’s needs all over the world. She also enjoyed crocheting and talking to her family and friends on the phone throughout her days. The sweetest treasures in the last years came from “The Twins”. Her precious puppies, Bella and Beau. They were the best companions and she loved them so much. Mummy, Ma, Grandmama, you radiated love to everyone. She is dearly missed already by everyone in her life. We hold on to the promise of eternal life in heaven that she so often shared with us all. This is a see ya later, not a forever goodbye.

Please consider donations in her memory to the SPCA of Brevard, 6035 Sisson Rd, Titusville, Florida 32780

SPCA of Titusville

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Jennifer Yoest - Wadsworth from Melbourne wrote on September 13, 2023:
Miss you every day Mummy. Love You Forever!
Debbie Palmieri from Pittsburgh wrote on February 4, 2023:
I have so many memories of Betty, too many to count. She always had a smile and a hug for me when I would go to their house on Lehigh Ave. I spent so much time with Jennifer at their house that Betty was like a second Mom to me. She and my Mom were such good friends and had so much fun together. Rest in peace and I know Jack was there to greet you with open arms.
Jennifer Klein and Stephen Montgomery from Melbourne wrote on September 21, 2022:
Miss Betty I know we just met and we were looking forward to more BBQs with you and your family. You left this world too soon. I’m sure you have been greeted by your husband and are in safe hands once again. I’ll help keep Jennifer going as I know she misses you dearly. We will keep up our walks and talk fondly of you. Rest in peace lovely lady.
James Yoest from Pittsburgh wrote on September 19, 2022:
Rest In Peace. You will be missed. My prayers go out you and your family.
Pastor Al and Darlene Pundt from Lebanon, PA wrote on September 18, 2022:
We have many good memories of Betty as she attended our church in Pittsburgh. She was always willing to do anything to help. She was for a long time the cook for the Child Care in our church. Children were never fed so well. She enjoyed her job and we enjoyed her cooking. Betty was the sweetest person and showed the love of Jesus to everyone. She is now and forever with her Savior. We expect to see her again some day and forever after.
Carrie Pichard from Palm Bay wrote on September 18, 2022:
We are so thankful for the love she shared with us all. She has left a legacy of beautiful memories that we will forever cherish.
Tiffany Shough from Palm Bay wrote on September 18, 2022:
We loved Berry sooooo very much, she was the funniest and sweetest!
Ruth Ann Patrick from Fort Worth wrote on September 18, 2022:
I loved Betty dearly. She was my big sister. I’ve always looked up to her. When I was young I wanted to be a secretary so I could be like her. I have many fond memories of my childhood with her, too many to list. Betty and Jack, ( he was her boyfriend then) used to play ball with me, in the yard. Can you imagine two teenagers taking time to play with a young child. That shows what kind, loving, and caring people Betty and Jack were. Another memory was when she worked at a soda fountain. Betty made me the best ice cream sundaes ever. Betty loved her family and friends dearly. She will be missed. It warms my heart to know that she was met in heaven by Jack, they have a lot of catching up to do. See you later in heaven, Betty. I love you.
Donna J Bush from Blairsville wrote on September 17, 2022:
Aunt Betty this is your niece Donna . We are truly saddened and heart broken. We love and will miss you. I will miss talking and texting with you on the phone. You had such a big heart. Love always, Brother Grant and Aunt Rose , nephew Grant and Donna❤️
Barry and Darla Pichard from Palm Bay, Florida wrote on September 17, 2022:
Grandmama was a “special lady”. We enjoyed the times we were together at holiday gatherings and birthday parties. It will be a different setting without her smiling face and kind words. Now, it is our job to keep her legacy alive by remembering the times she made us laugh and smile. Praying for family members Barry & Darla Pichard
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