Funeral services for Marie Yauck, 91 year old former resident of Follett, Texas, were Thursday, November 13, 2003 at 10:30 a.m. in St. John's Congregational Church of Follett. Reverend Floyd Thiessen officiated. Interment followed in the Fairview Cemetery southwest of Follett, under the direction of Johnson's Good Samaritan Funeral Service of Booker.
Marie Elizabeth Yauck was born August 1, 1912, in Russia, to George and Kathrine Kraft. When she was five weeks old, the family moved to the United States and settled in the Texas Panhandle. She attended school at Follett, where on October 19, 1931, she married Fred F. Yauck. They made their home southwest of Follett where they were engaged in farming. In 1970, they moved to Follett, but continuted their farming operation. In February 1982, Fred preceded her in death.
Marie continued living in Follett until making her home at Senior Village Nursing Center at Perryton in 1998.
She was an active member of St. John's Congregational Church, where she was active with the Ladies Aid Organization. Marie loved cooking, gardening and working with flowers.
Mrs. Yauck died Saturday, Novermber 8, 2003 at the age of 91 years, three months and seven days.
Other then her husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Margaret Yauck, a grandson, Clay Dodson, her parents, two brothers and two sisters.
Marie is survived by a daughter, Jellean Daily of Anchorage, Alaska; six grandchildren, Randy Dodson, Jimmy Dodson, Walter Cook, Debbie Cook, Nan Cook and Angela Thompson; a bother and his wife, Freedie and Vada Kraft, of Gage, Oklahoma; a sister, Ester Koch, of Shattuck, Oklahoma; six grandchildren and other relatives and friends.
Transcribed & submitted by: Linda Fox - Ellis County Historical Society
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