Merle Jane Yost, 77, of Maple Shade, NJ peacefully passed away on Friday July 10, 2020 surrounded by her family. Merle was born on January 26, 1943 in Philadelphia, PA to Otto and Lavina West.
Merle worked as a Supervisor for Office Max for many years before retiring. She was a dedicated and loving mother to her two children, Wendy M. Bloome and Walter C. Yost. Merle was a family-oriented woman who cherished all the memories made during the holidays and other family events. Merle loved spending time outdoors, swimming and nature, especially fond of hummingbirds, dragonflies, and butterflies. In the backyard of her home he she has a butterfly sanctuary. She enjoyed making various arts and crafts such as jewelry and beads. Also, Merle truly loved and respected all aspects of the Native American culture.
Merle was preceded in death by her parents, Otto and Lavine, and sister Judy Bussmer.
Merle is survived by her loving children, Wendy Bloome and husband Mark, son Walter C. Yost; grandchildren, Baylee Lafferty, Chris Vogl, Rachel Vogl, and Mark Bloome Jr.; sisters Nancy Griffith and husband Bill and Eileen Akers; and a host of other family and friends.
A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at the family home at 219 W. Center Ave. Maple Shade, NJ 08052 on Sunday July 19, 2020 at 1:30 pm with a repast to immediately follow. Private interment will be held at a later date.