Martha R. Yaggi, 88, Jasper

Martha R.  Yaggi, 88, of Jasper, died Friday, December 28, at Brookside Village in Jasper. She was born in Terre Haute May 20, 1930, to Paul and Mary (Bousche) Haas.  She married Kenneth Yaggi June 25, 1955. He died March 5, 2007.

Martha was a graduate of St. Patrick’s High School in Terre Haute and Indiana State University where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Art Education. She was a homemaker, worked as an art teacher, and was a substitute teacher for several years. .

She enjoyed doing crafts and selling them, and painting and artwork. She taught art from her home. She also enjoyed sewing and was a great seamstress. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, liked playing Bridge and was a member of a few Bridge groups.

She is survived by two daughters, Laura Michael and husband Lewis “Mike,” Florida, and Lynn Yaggi, Jasper; one son, Jim Yaggi, San Diego, California; one sister, Sr. Marie Paul Haas, Chicago; and one brother, Paul R. Haas, Gainesville, Georgia.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by two sisters, Harriett Allegree and Sylvia Jones.

A Catholic Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, January 5, at Holy Family Church. Memorial contributions can be made to Holy Family Church. Online condolences can be shared at

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