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Hodges Funeral Home at Lee Memorial Park

12777 State Road 82, Fort Myers, FL

OBITUARY

Lillian Marie Yerk

October 18, 1928July 31, 2020
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Lillian Marie Yerk went to her eternal home Friday, July 31st, 2020 at 8:30pm surrounded by her loving family. Born on October 18th, 1928 in Queens, NY, she moved to Cape Coral, FL in 1978. She is preceded in death by her husband John F. Yerk, her beloved children Elizabeth M. Valver and Charles J. Yerk, and her brothers George (Medira) Stolba and Mickey Stolba. She is survived by her grandchildren Christine Hodges, Marie and Tom Boutwell, Jason and Melanie Yerk, Meredith Yerk (Charles Okraku), and Caitlin and Steven Lynn. Lillian also leaves behind her great grandchildren Jonathan Hodges (Lexi Villanueva), Alexandria, Connor and Lillian DeVall, Taylor Lynn and Charlemane Okraku. In addition, Lillian is survived by her sister-in-law Dorothy Stolba, daughter-in-law Catherine Parkoff (Barry) and many wonderful nieces and nephews.

Through the years Lillian’s house was always the most popular gathering spot for friends and family, filled with love, laughter and lots of coffee. She welcomed everyone into her home as part of the family and would often ask, “Are you staying for supper?”

After working for many years in the hospitality field she retired and became a stay at home Nana, where she got to spend precious time with her first great grandson Jonny. She enjoyed bingo, word games, jigsaw puzzles, gameshows and occasional outings with family.

Sadly, Lillian endured the pain of losing both of her children in 2012 but remained strong and never lost her zest for life. She spent her last year under Hospice care in her family home where she lived comfortably. She will always be remembered as a loving Nana with a huge heart, feisty spirit and kind soul.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hodges Funeral Home at Lee Memorial Park. Online condolences may be offered at www.leememorialpark.com.

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Christine Hodges

August 6, 2020

You have always been a guiding, loving light. No matter what, you were always there for us. You were so loved and will be missed more then words can say. God puts us where we need to be when we need to be there. What a blessing to have been able to be with you for the last year and a half. It was a privilege to take care of you, spend time watching our shows, having meals and just being together. I love you NaN. I know you are in Heaven with Mommy and Charlie and all of our angels. No more pain, no more illness...just Heavenly celebration. Until we meet again, cherished memories of you make me smile and remind me of the love we shared.

Love you always,

Christine

Coreen Bell

August 5, 2020

I can’t remember how long I knew Nan. It was a really long time. She was the grandma of my brother’s best friend and years later my brother married her granddaughter Marie. Nan always had food and love for everyone around her. She always made you feel welcome. She was always making sure everyone had enough to eat “ Are yas stayin for suppah?” She was a super sweet lady and took all of us in as family. I will miss her sweet smile and know she will be greatly missed by her family. My sons Emery and Ethan loved her dearly. Em just thought she was so cute! We all did.

Rest In Peace Nan-your work here is done❤️

Tom and Marie Boutwell

August 5, 2020

Dear Nanny, it's hard to say goodbye to you. You've been a huge part of our lives and we are so blessed for it. We will miss your smile and laughter, and saying goodnight and I love you every evening. I'll miss how you always called me 'Babe' and how your face would light up when we'd get home from work. You were an amazing woman and this world won't be the same without you. But we know that you are in the loving care of our Lord Jesus Christ and that gives us so much hope and peace. Please give Mommy a big hug for us; I know she's at peace now that she has you back again. Please watch over us and pray for us until we meet again. We love you Nan. ~Love Tom and Marie

Tina Whitehead

August 4, 2020

one of many memory's i have with her is watching her get really excited at wrestling matches she was so funny seeing her yelling at the bad guys and the referees. She was a great woman as we were young and when I came over to visit she always joke around with us. Her laughter is something i will never forget . Even though i have not seen her in a long time i will miss her
may you fly with the angles and be with god.
love tina

Angelo DEsposito

August 3, 2020

I am so thankful to have seen Nana again in 2018! I have so many fond memories of her and the Yerk/Valver family. I pray that she finds peace in God’s light and celebrate that she is reunited in His light with Granpa, Charlie and Liz. Love to all her family! 🙏🏻❤️🙏🏻❤️🙏🏻

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