Vina Esposito Merkel Yoker, 76, of Dillonvale, OH, passed Monday June 2, 2014 at East Ohio Regional Hospital.
She was born in Martins Ferry on July 29, 1937, a daughter of the late Joseph and Margaret Galli Esposito.
She was a former employee of Dillonvale Co-op, and WesBanco, Belot Concrete, Richard Sherrin and Associates, the Election Board and a member of St. Adalbert Catholic Church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Wilmer "Bidge" Merkel; a son, Brian "Bo" Merkel; and her second husband, John Yoker; and a brother-in-law: Miller "Shybuck" Merkel
Vina is survived by her daughter, Kathy (Byron) Besece of Dillonvale; sisters: Rose (Jack) DeCeasare of Wheeling, Christine (James) Condell of Rockville, MD., sister- in-law: Sally Merkel of Cadiz; grandchildren: Bryanna (Brian) Hennebert, Ashley (Tyler) Spears all of Dillonvale; great-grandchildren: Brody and Brenna Hennebert; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received Thursday 2-8 p.m. at Wilson Funeral Home, 154 Second Street, Dillonvale, OH where vigil service will be held at 7:30 p.m.
Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Friday June 6, 2014 at 10 a.m. at St. Adalbert Catholic Church, Dillonvale with Msgr. John Kolesar, as celebrant. Interment will follow at Holly Memorial Gardens. Offer online condolences at www.wilsonfuneralhomes.com