Marie Virginia (Burkett) Yankuskie

September 14, 1928 ~ May 6, 2023 (age 94) 94 Years Old

Marie Yankuskie Obituary

Marie Virginia Yankuskie, 94, Indiana died peacefully May 6, 2023, at Indiana Regional Medical Center.   She was the daughter of the late Thomas and Rebecca (Makins) Burkett and was born September 14, 1928, in Jennerstown., Pennsylvania.  Marie was a member of Our Lady of the Assumption Parish. 

Marie is survived by her daughter, Rose Marie, and husband Ralph Gromley, of Burlison, Tennessee, and her two sons, Martin Leo Yankuskie and wife Beth Ann, of Homer City, and Matthew Paul Yankuskie and wife Connie Ponce, of El Paso, TX. She is also survived by seven grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ellsworth (Red) Yankuskie in 2014, her sisters, Pearl Mazey, Genieve Wright, and Imogene Kalina, and her brothers Clyde, Clair, and Thomas Burkett and her beloved poodle Tammy.  

Marie loved her family, polka dancing with Red and her best friend and sister-in-law Dora Yankuskie.  She loved a motorcycle ride with Marty on her birthdays.  She always looked

forward to her phone calls with Rose Marie and Matt.  She had a calm and quiet demeanor, but all of her family and friends knew that she loved them all dearly.  

Friends will be received Thursday from 6-8 PM at Bowser Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Homer City. A Blessing Service will be held Friday at 10:30 AM at the funeral home followed by a Funeral Mass at 11 AM at Our Lady of the Assumption Church, Lucernemine Site. Interment to follow in the church cemetery. 


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May 11, 2023

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Bowser Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.
4606 Old US HWY 119 South
Homer City, PA 15748

Blessing Service
May 12, 2023

10:30 AM
Bowser Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.
4606 Old US HWY 119 South
Homer City, PA 15748

Funeral Mass
May 12, 2023

11:00 AM
Our Lady of the Assumption Parish, Lucernemines Site
Lucerne Road
Lucernemines, Pennsylvania 15748


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