Dorothy Olive (Miller) Yake, 86, of rural Switz City, passed away at 1:35 p.m. on Tuesday, May 23, 2006, at her daughter's residence in rural Switz City.
Born July 15, 1919 in Preble County, she was the daughter of Stanley K. and Tresa (Royer) Miller. She had been married to Lyle L. Yake for 61 years. He passed away on February 20, 2004.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Linton, where she belonged to the Lady's Missionary Mu Beta Gamma and was the president of her JOY Sunday School class. She loved the Lord and was a prayer warrior. She had served as President of Bethel Association of American Baptist Women, Chairman of the American Baptist Guild Girls of Linton Association, and Superintendent of Children's Primary Department at Switz City Baptist Church. She and her husband participated in the lay witness Macedonian Ministries.
She was a retired nurse's aide. She worked for Community Visiting Nurses of Scottsburg and Washington County Memorial Hospital. She was active in homemaker clubs, serving as vice-president in Greene and Washington counties, and president of the Washington County Homemakers.
She and her husband were foster parents for teenage boys from Regional Youth Services for six years, having had fourteen boys in their home during that time. They also enjoyed being grandparents at Junior High Camp at Indian Creek for several summers.
Survivors include: a daughter and son-in-law Patty and Gary Woodall of rural Switz City; three sons and daughters-in-law, Stanley and Pat Yake of Ft. Wayne, Arlo and Bonnie Yake of Dover, N.J., and Tony and Cindy Yake of Warner-Robbins, Ga.; a former son-in-law David Max Hasler of Cincinnati, Ohio; a brother Dale Miller of Louisburg, Ohio; four sisters, Jeanette Ellaman and Helen Herrman of New Paris, Ohio, Roberta Sebastian of Vero Beach, Fla., and Judy Clock of Eagle, Colo.; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Lyle Yake, a daughter Linda Hasler, a brother and three sisters.
Funeral service will be held at the Welch & Cornett Funeral Home Linton Chapel at 11 a.m. on Saturday with the Rev. David Tyra officiating. Burial will follow at the Prairie Chapel Cemetery north of Newberry.
Friends may call on Friday from 5-8 p.m. and after 9 a.m. until the time of service on Saturday at the funeral home.
Online condolences can be sent at www.welchcornett.com