She was born August 23, 1964 in Coshocton, Ohio and was the daughter of the late Clarence "Ace" and Hazel McQuain Bell.
She was a member of the Leesville United Methodist Church, where she faithfully served as Sunday School Superintendent, as a member of the church Administrative Board, the PPR Committee and also served as choir director. Gayle's primary purpose in her life was her role as homemaker; wife, mother, and godmother. For the last two years, her godchildren Lexi and Cam have been her pride and joy. She was a community-minded individual who practiced for eight years as an Emergency Medical Technician for the Bowerston Emergency Squad, was a member and former president of the Conotton Valley Athletic Booster Club, and formerly coached in the Biddy Basketball Program. She was a 1982 graduate of Conotton Valley High School and was a strong supporter of the school in general, but was particularly vocal in her support for the CV sports programs, even after the graduation of her children. Her home was always open to her children's friends, and became known to all of them as "Momma Gayle". Gayle possessed a strong and determined personality, and even though she rarely "sugar-coated" her ideas and opinions, she always held the respect of her listeners. She could commonly be found sharing these ideas with her friends at her favorite hang-out, the Western Grill in Bowerston. Gayle and her husband Felix were blessed by the outpouring of love and support of their community throughout her illness.
Gayle is survived by her husband Felix Yosick, Jr., whom she married August 24, 1985, a son and daughter Darren Yosick of Ragersville, O., and Kaci Yosick of Bowerston, her Godchildren Alexis “Lexi” and Cameron “Cam” Cain, both of Kilgore, O, her four sisters Victoria (Robert) Wood of New Philadelphia, O., Linda (Barry) Easlick of Scio, O., Dianna Lawrence of Greensboro, Maryland, and Leigh Ann (Wayne) Chilton of Bowerston, O. and a large family of nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and friends completes the family. The family would also like to give a special thank you to Pastor Jerralyn Myers for strengthening Gayle’s faith, well-being, and being by her side throughout her years.
A memorial service celebrating Gayle's life will be conducted 1:00 P.M. Saturday, January 4, 2014 in the Conotton Valley High School Gymnasium, 7205 Cumberland Road S.W., Bowerston, with Rev. Jerralyn Myers officiating. Doors will open for public visitation on Saturday at 11:30 A.M. and will run until time of services. Following the memorial service, a fellowship dinner will be held in the Leesville United Methodist Church. The Baxter-Gardner Funeral Home at Sherrodsville is handling arrangements. The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the Gayle Yosick Memorial Athletic Scholarship Fund, C/O The Leesville United Methodist Church, P.O. Box #83, Leesville, OH 44639. Gayle's family would like to publicly thank Dr. Russell Lee-Wood, Dr. Shayma Kazmi, and the entire staff of the Cancer Treatment Center of America in Philadelphia, PA for their outstanding care and support. To leave an online condolence message, please visit the funeral home website.
Baxter-Gardner Funeral Home of Sherrodsville