Stella (Lewis) Yarkowski, 100, of Lucernemines, died peacefully at her home surrounded by her family. She was born April 28th,1922 in Heilwood, Pennsylvania and was the daughter of the late John and Mary (Staffira) Lewis.
Stella was a member of the St. Louis Church (now Our Lady of the Assumption Parish), Lucernemines. She worked at King Leather making wallets in Indiana before her marriage to Alexander (Willie) Yarkowski. She was a great cook, baker and homemaker. She cooked Sunday dinner for the whole family every week for years. She loved gardening and playing slots at the casino and scratching off lottery tickets. Stella was an avid Pittsburgh sports fan.
She is survived by her children, Marilyn Crews, Greensboro, NC; Alex Yarkowski, and wife Kathy, Homer City; Ann Mock and husband, James Mock, Lucernemines; Nellie Perman and husband Thomas Perman, Homer City. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Jill Petras, Pamela (Russel) Burris, and Kimberly (John) Cain, Melanie (Charles) Dudik, Christopher (Kathleen) Ange, Anthony (Melissa) Yarkowski, Amy (Frank) Yarkowski, Jason (Kelly) Yarkowski, Stacie (David) Mock, Holly Mock, Jim (Puneet) Mock, and Kelsey (Kevin) Mock, and great grandchildren, Stella and Ruby Dudik, Michael and Helen Ange, Reagan Cain, Will, Claire, and Emmie Burris and Garrett and Addison Yarkowski, and Brooklyn Visnesky.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Alexander (Willie) Yarkowski; her sisters, Louise Benko, Ann Murphy, Walda Stupic, Mary Lewis, and Nellie Lewis, her infant daughter, Alice; her son, Anthony Yarkowski; her daughter, Janis Petras and three brothers, Charles, Joseph, and John Lewis.
Friends will be received Tuesday from 11 until time of service at 1 PM at Bowser Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc, Homer City. Interment to follow in the St. Bernard Cemetery, Indiana. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Penn Hospice, Ebensburg, PA.
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