- Local Guide
Patricia D. Yahl, 67, 117 S. Wayne St., St. Marys, died at 10:25 p.m. Saturday, April 13, 2013, at her residence following a courageous battle with cancer.
Pat was born July 15, 1945, in Allen County, to Ruth (Rupert) and Mitch Dyer. On Oct. 17, 1964, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in St. Marys, she married Robert Yahl, who survives.
Also surviving are twin sons, Brian (Kim) Yahl, of St. Marys, and Brett (Angie) Yahl, of St. Marys; a daughter, Renee (Craig) Lauth, of St. Marys; eight treasured grandchildren, Zach, Erica, Lorraine, Stuart, Chance, Hope, Deavan and Garrett; and a sister, Doris Freeman of Hicksville.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Mitch and Ruth Dyer; and an infant grandson, Wyatt Yahl
Pat was a 1963 graduate of St. Marys Memorial High School.
A life-long antique dealer, she was the owner/operator of Memory Lane, where she bought and sold collectibles.
She was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church in St. Marys and its altar-rosary sodality.
Her favorite pastimes included traveling, history, listening to music and gambling. She enjoyed cooking and was known for making a variety of soups.
The centerpiece of her life was her family, and she was especially fond of spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was deeply proud of their accomplishments in life. Pat will be missed by her loving family and her many dear friends.
A Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. Thursday at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, with the Rev. Barry Stechschulte officiating. Private family burial will take place at Gethsemane Cemetery in St. Marys.
Visitation is from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Miller Funeral Home, 1605 Celina Road (Ohio 703 West Chapel), in St. Marys.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the Holy Rosary Building Restoration Fund.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at millerfuneralhomes.net.