Mary Katherine YoullBentonville, AR, 1955 - 2019
With profound sadness, we announce the passing of Mary Katherine (Riesselman) Youll, loving wife, mother, and grandmother. Mary passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 6, 2019, in Bentonville, Arkansas, surrounded by family, at the age of 64.
Mary was born on May 4, 1955 in Carroll, Iowa to Vincent and Edith (Hoffman) Riesselman. She was a 1973 graduate of Sac City High School. With her gift for caregiving and her compassion for others, Mary followed a natural path into the medical field. She graduated from Saint Luke's School of Nursing in Sioux City, Iowa in 1976, and she worked as a registered nurse at Hays Medical Center in Hays, Kansas for many years.
Mary wed her high school sweetheart, John Youll, on June 25, 1976 in Auburn, Iowa. Together they raised two sons, John and Jim, and one daughter, Josie, and enjoyed 43 years of marriage.
Mary's fondest memories were of raising her three children in Salina, Kansas (later Hays, KS) with her loving husband, and spending time with her cherished grandchildren. Mary was a devoted mother and grandmother who embraced every opportunity to spend quality time with family. Her grandchildren will remember Grandma Mary's awe-inspiring homemade costumes, harvesting pumpkins, and her cheering from the sidelines at their sporting events. Mary's creative talents were evident in her gardening, baking, and home decor. Friends and family benefited from Mary's gifts in hospitality; her home was always a warm, welcoming, and loving space. Mary's friends knew her as a loyal and loving friend, who enjoyed traveling and entertaining.
Faith was a fundamental cornerstone of Mary's life, and she prayed faithfully for those whom she loved. She instilled a love of God in her children and was an active member of St. Stephen's Catholic Church.
Mary was preceded in death by her father, Vincent Riesselman and her mother, Edith (Hoffman) Riesselman. She is survived by her husband John Youll, three children, John Youll, Jim Youll (Katie), and Josie Herold (Robbie); sister, Jean Smith (Scott), brothers, Don, Jim, and Tom Riesselman, three grandchildren, Vincent Herold, Cooper Herold, and Madeline Youll, and several cousins, nieces, and nephews.
A memorial gathering will be held on Friday, August 16, 2019 at Callison-Lough Funeral Home in Bentonville, Arkansas from 5-7 p.m., with a rosary at 5 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at St. Stephen's Catholic Church in Bentonville, Arkansas at 9:30 a.m.
Published August 14, 2019
OBITUARY SUBMITTED BY:
Callison-Lough Funeral Home
605 W. Central, Bentonville, AR