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Lillian Yens

Died: Friday, February 15, 2008
Age: 86
Lillian Yens, 86, of Marlette, formerly of Kingston, passed away Friday, February 15, 2008 after an extended illness at Marlette Residential (formerly Golden Years).

Lillian Edna Griffin was born June 2, 1921 in North Branch. She was one of nine children born to Seth and Edna (Durphy) Griffin. She grew up in the North Branch area.

She was married to Alex Yens on Oct. 12, 1940 in Caro. They had a farm in the Kingston area. Her husband Alex died Oct. 15, 2001.

Lillian was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Mayville.

Surviving are a son, Kenneth (Cathy) Yens of Leitchfield, KY.; daughter-in-law, Diane Yens of Metamora; five grandchildren, Steven, Vince, Dixie, Darrell, and Susan; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson. She was preceded in death by husband, Alex Yens in 2001; sons, Ralph Yens (he died in 2003) and Ernie Yens (when he was a child); 8 brothers and sisters, Mabel, Charles, Walter, George, Harry, Elizabeth and Ralph; and an infant child.

Funeral service was held Monday, February 18 at the Good News Assembly of God in Marlette. Pastor Douglas Richardson officiated. Burial followed in the Rich Township Cemetery in Mayville.

Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Hometown Hospice.

Funeral arrangements were made by Muir Brothers Funeral Home in Imlay City.
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