Peggy Yost

Peggy Sue Yost, 60

Peggy Sue Yost, 60, of Racine, Ohio, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 2, 2022.  She was born on August 15, 1961, in Gallipolis, Ohio, to Simon Johnson and the late Ellen (Might) Johnson of Pomeroy, Ohio.

She is preceded in death by her mother, Ellen Johnson; grandmother, Evelyn Might; grandfather, Clifford Might; husband, Donald Yost Sr.; and son, Donald Yost Jr. She was also preceeded Nancy Carnahan and Mildred Shuler, who she dearly loved. She was preceeded by special friends the late Charles and Margaret Yost (no relation) of the Forest Run area.

Survived by her soulmate of 13 years, and fiancee for 9, Tony Carnahan, his three children, Rusty, Dakota, and Makenzie. She especially loved Dakota’s little girl, Linzy, and it was always a joy to all of us to see those two play together. Some of her first steps were encouraged and assisted by her Mawmaw Peg.

Additionally, Peggy is survived by her father, Simon Johnson; daughter, Dawn Marie Yost of Belpre, OH; grandchildren, Caden and Braden McConnell of Washington, WV; several nieces and nephews; and four siblings, Mary (Jim) Perdue of Pt. Pleasant, WV, Robert (Sandy) Johnson of Peebles, OH, Sharon (Charlie) Keeder of East Liverpool, OH, and Andrea (Bill) Doerfer of Pomeroy, OH.

Peggy was employed by Meigs County since 1999.  She started as a deputy clerk in the treasurer’s office and was elected as treasurer in 2008.  She was dedicated to serving Meigs County and all of its residents.  She was also affiliated with the Republican Party, Ladies of Meigs County Republican Party, Farm Bureau, and the Big Bend Farm Antiques Club.  

She enjoyed taking care of her yard, garden, and farmstead which she took great pride and pleasure in. She also enjoyed following “her boys” to tractor shows, auction sales, and tractor pulls. She played a vital role in the operation of the Big Bend Farm Antiques Club, primarily taking care of registering contestants at the pulls.

Peggy had a bright personality and loving smile.  Anyone that had the privilege of knowing Peggy, knew what an extremely hard worker she was.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, June 7, 2022, at 2 p.m. at Anderson McDaniel Funeral Home in Pomeroy, Ohio.  Burial will follow at Gravel Hill Cemetery in Cheshire, Ohio.  Visitation for friends and family will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Anderson McDaniel Funeral Home in Pomeroy, Ohio.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  Cards may be sent to Anderson McDaniel Funeral Home.

The Meigs County Court will close June 7, 2022, at 12 p.m. for the funeral of their friend and Meigs County Treasurer Peggy Yost. The Court will reopen June 8, 2022 at 8 a.m.