MONTEZUMA — Verbena Yost, 89, died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018, at Bethel Home in Montezuma.

She was born Oct. 20, 1929, on the family farm near Montezuma to Albert and Amanda (Koehn) Unruh.

She attended school in Montezuma.

On Aug. 7, 1949, she married Paul Yost. He preceded her in death on May 8, 2017.

Paul and Verbena made their home on the family farm near Montezuma. Later, they moved to Bethel Home.

She is survived by five sons, Clayton, Roy, Verlyn and Roger of Montezuma, and Glen of West Union, Iowa; a brother, Denton Unruh of Dodge City; 16 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Ervey and Russell Unruh; and two sisters, Hazel Nightengale and Luella Koehn.

Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Montezuma Mennonite Church. Burial will follow at Montezuma Mennonite Cemetery.

Visitation will be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday at Swaim Funeral Chapel, Montezuma.

Memorials are suggested to Bethel Home, in care of the funeral home. Thoughts and memories may be shared in the online guest book at