Naida Lou (Heath) Yost, 83, of Russell, Kansas, passed away Monday, December 12, 2016 at the Russell Regional Hospital in Russell.

Naida was born September 3, 1933 in Iola, Kansas, the daughter of Lloyd and Emmaretta (Northcott) Heath.  She grew up in Iola until she was nine years old when her family moved to Russell.  She graduated from Russell High School.

Naida met, fell in love, and was united in marriage to Robert M. “Bob” Yost on January 10, 1955 in Gorham, Kansas.  This union was blessed with three children; Mickie, Mark and Mary.  They made their home in Russell until 1961 when they moved to Pampa, Texas.  They resided in Pampa for 20 years before moving back to Russell.  Robert preceded her in death on July 25, 1993.

Naida was a devoted wife and homemaker for her children.  She also worked for over 20 years as the Hostess and Cashier for Meridy’s Restaurant.  She was 81 years old when she retired.  She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.  She enjoyed sewing, watching KU Basketball and jigsaw puzzles.  She loved spending time with her family and watching her grandchildren and great grandchildren in activities.

Surviving family include her two daughters, Mickie Caswell (Wayne) of Elk City, Oklahoma and Mary Dumler (Jim) of Russell, Kansas; son, Mark Yost (Letha) of Elk City, Oklahoma; sisters, Patricia Dinkel of Salina, Kansas and Retta Betts of Gillette, Wyoming; seven grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Bob; infant daughter Mary Andrea Yost; three brothers, Don Heath, Rex Heath and Mick Heath; and sister, Eileen Schmidt.

Celebration of the Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 AM, Friday, December 16, 2016 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Gorham.  A private burial of ashes will follow at a later time.  Visitation will be held from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM, Thursday, December 15, 2016 at Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary of Russell.  A Vigil will be held at 7:00 PM Thursday at Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary.  A Memorial has been established with the American Cancer Society.  Contributions and condolences may be sent to Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary, who is in charge of these arrangements.


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