Mary Frances Yost Childers

October 25, 1924April 26, 2012

Mary F. Yost Childers 10/25/1924 - 4/26/2012

Mrs. Childers, 87, of Matthews, died Thursday, April 26, 2012, at Avante at Charlotte. A lifetime resident of Mecklenburg County, she was preceded in death by her parents, Sallie Hendrix Yost and R.W. Yost, sisters, Ruth, Bobbie, Catherine, Louise, Beulah, and her twin sister, Margaret, and brothers, R.W., Jr., Billy and David. Mrs. Childers retired from Armstrong World Industries, and continued working for Charlotte- Mecklenburg school system at Crown Pointe as a cafeteria employee, where she retired at the age of 80. She had a love of family, church family and Philadelphia Presbyterian Church hot lunch family. She was a caregiver to many. Surviving are her children, Barbara Eveland and husband, Richard, Brenda Moore, Wade (Bubba) Childers, Jr. and wife, Lynn, and Robert Childers and wife, Kim; grandchildren, Rhonda Huntley, Candace Sperati and husband, John, Justin Childers, and Wesley Childers; great-grandchildren, Logan Kavanaugh and Kieran Sperati; and sisters, Sarah Turner and Laura Zetterquist. Her family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Sunday, at McEwen Funeral Service, Mint Hill Chapel, 7428 Matthews Mint-Hill Road. A funeral service will be held 1:00 P.M. Monday, April 30, at Robinson Presbyterian Church, with Pastor Tim High officiating. Interment will follow in Sunset Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Robinson Presbyterian Church, 9424 Harrisburg Road, Charlotte, NC 28215, or the charity of the donor’s choice. Condolences may be offered at


  • Funeral Service Monday, April 30, 2012
  • Visitation Sunday, April 29, 2012

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May 6, 2012

Barbara, Brenda and Family I was sorry to here about the passing of your Mother.I have many very fond memories of Mary when we were growing up. My prayers are with you in this time of sorrow.

Richard and Rita Sloan, West Greenwich,Rhode Island

Candy Sperati

May 1, 2012

Love you Nanny! I've got our family on my prayer list for you. I've also been letting God know how grateful I am that he choose your family for me to be a part of. Miss you greatly, but know that we'll have some fun again one day. xoxox... Candy

Maureen Mohr

April 30, 2012

Mary was one of the nicest people I had the pleasure of meeting. She was always so happy to talk about her kids and grandchildren. She will be missed at Robinson.

April 29, 2012

My prayers are with all of you ..She was a wonderful Great Aunt ,always had a sweet smile.She loved her family so much and you will always have Beautiful memories.I will miss her.. Joanie williams Stevens

Verlene Hoffecker

April 29, 2012

Brenda, Barbara, Bubba, and Robbie, with your Mother as our next door neighbor for 43 years we certainly saw a strong, hard working woman who we all admired. She certainly loved her family and shared many stories and pictures with us. May God give you comfort.

virginia thompson howie

April 29, 2012

Brenda( Barbara,Wade) so sorry to learn of your mother's passing. having lost both parents i do understand your hurt, will be thinking of you in the days ahead. sincerely your classmate virginia thompson howie

Robin Gill

April 29, 2012

Brenda, and all the siblings, I am so sorry to hear about your Mother, I know her family was the most important thing in her life and she loved you all. may you take comfort in in your memories.

April 29, 2012

To Mr. & Mrs. Robert Childers: I am so sorry for your loss. I know she loved you both very much and her grandson Wes. We are thinking of you in this most difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Kim, Rob and Wes. Love you very much Lacy and Kathy Hammonds

April 28, 2012

So sorry to hear of Mary`s death. I always loved her. she was one of the nicest ladies I have ever known. Barbara, Bubba and Brenda my love & prayers are with you during this diffcult time.

Jerry Sloan

ronald burkhart

April 28, 2012

where do i start. mrs. childers was my best friend and mother in law. I fell a great lost in my life. i always held mary close to me. to the whole family , your lost is part of my life. love you mary ronald burkhart