Mary Elizabeth Yienger

December 11, 1936 ~ November 21, 2019 (age 82)

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Mary Elizabeth Yienger, 82, a long-time resident of Columbia, MD, passed away Thursday, November 21, 2019 at Sundale Rehab & Long Term Care Center.

Born in 1936, she was a daughter of the late Richard and Susan, of Patterson, NJ.

 She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph Yienger.

Survivors include her four children and their spouses,  Brenda Terranova and husband Domenic, Mary Ann Hammer and husband Mark, Judith Brownsberger and husband Kenneth, and James Yienger and wife Christine Pepe; her seven grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Mary graduated from Seton High School and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.  She worked in several professional fields until her retirement in 2001 when she dedicated herself to many volunteer pursuits.  An avid gardener and painter, she continued both well into her retirement.

Friends and family are invited to the Funeral Mass at St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, Wilde Lake Interfaith Center, 10431 Twin Rivers Rd., Columbia, MD on Friday, December 6th at 12 noon, and to a luncheon at the Interfaith Center immediately following the Mass.

Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 10431 Twin Rivers Rd, Columbia, MD  21044.

Professional services were provided to the family with the guidance of Smith Funeral & Cremation Care of Westover/ Morgantown.

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