Mao Yang, 64, Tyson retiree, mother of eight, enjoyed gardening, church activities

By on June 7, 2017

Mao Yang, 64, of Ephrata, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, May 21, 2017, at St. John’s Hospital in Maplewood, Minn., while visiting her daughters.

She was born in Pusagnaib, Laos, to the late Paj Houa Yang and Zoua Moua.

She retired from Tyson Foods in New Holland and was a lifelong member of Hmong Alliance Church in Leola. Mao was the loving mother of eight, who lived by her Christian faith. She has worked hard to give her children a good life. She enjoyed church activities, gardening, and spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Surviving are her eight children: Bee Xiong, Molly Xiong, Pao Xiong, Zepao Xiong, Chad Chandee Xiong, Chua Xiong, Ter Xiong and Tou Xiong; 18 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a sister; five brothers; and her mother: Mai Vang.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., on Saturday, June 10, at the Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home and Crematory, 3110 Lititz Pike, Lititz. Friends will be received at the funeral home from 9 a.m. to noon, and again from 5 to 8 p.m., on Friday, June 9; and two hours prior to the service on Saturday. Burial will take place in Mohler Brethren Cemetery, Ephrata.

To place a condolence online, visit SnyderFuneralHome.com. Arrangements by Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home and Crematory, Lititz.

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