Kristen (Kristie) Elizabeth Yenne

Birth Date: 
Friday, July 10, 1953
Date of Passing: 
Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Kristen (Kristie) Elizabeth Yenne, 69, of Wooster, passed away at Brookdale Senior Living after a long journey with Frontotemporal Dementia on Tuesday, July 26, 2022.

Kristie was born to Marjorie and Richard Graff on July 10th, 1953 in Wooster, Ohio.  She was the third of four children; with two older brothers and a younger sister, Paula Enkemann of Wooster.  During her youth she enjoyed tap dancing, swimming, and was a longtime member of Central Christian Church where she was baptized on April 11, 1965.  Kristie was a graduate of the Wooster High School Class of 1971. During this time, she met her soulmate, Rick Yenne; they were married on August 25th, 1973. Kristie and Rick had four beautiful daughters, along with seven beloved grandchildren during their almost 49 years of marriage.

Kristie thoroughly enjoyed her time spent in the sun whether it be by the pool or at the beach with her friends and family. She made sure to always have her nails done, enjoyed shopping with her girlfriends, and was always down for a girls’ trip.  She loved being involved in her children's lives, such as being a school PTO volunteer and cheering on her girls in all their activities. Kristie was also a member of Junior Service Club and often spent time volunteering within the community. She also worked various jobs throughout her life, including being a car hop, a telephone operator, and a receptionist for Boys’ Village.

Rick and Kristie enjoyed many years of traveling with friends and family, building their family, loving and spoiling their grandchildren, and being members of the Wooster Elks Lodge. During these years Kristie and Rick enjoyed cheering on their favorite sports teams, the Cleveland Browns and the Cleveland Indians. 

Everyone who knew Kristie, knew she enjoyed living her life to the fullest. Especially on her 60th birthday when she achieved her dream of sky-diving while her family cheered her on.

Surviving is Kristie’s large and loving family, husband Rick A. Yenne of Wooster; daughters, Brandi (Ben) Ballentine of Wooster, Jaymi (Jason) Allen of Raleigh, NC, Lyndi (Kevin) Hart of St. Louis, MO, and Marji Yenne (Cameron Gardner) of Wooster; beloved grandchildren, Olive and Jameson Ballentine, Gentry and Emory Allen, Ainsley, Ellis, and Hayes Hart; and many other cherished relatives. 

She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother Richie Graff. 

Kristie will be greatly missed by many but is now free of her disease after so many years. Special thanks to her wonderful caretakers, nurses, aides, doctors, and volunteers from Brookdale Senior Living and Hospice LifeCare, and all of her wonderful friends and family. 

Funeral services will be held on Saturday July 30, 2022 at 1:00pm at McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster.  Entombment will follow at Sherwood Memorial Gardens. 

Friends will be received on Friday from 5:00-7:00pm at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Central Christian Church, 407 N. Market St., Wooster, OH  44691 or to Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH  44691.

Online condolences may be left for the family at

Memorial Contributions: 

Memorial contributions may be made to Central Christian Church, 407 N. Market St., Wooster, OH  44691 or to Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH  44691.


Friends will be received on Friday from 5:00 – 7:00 PM at the funeral home. 


Funeral services will be held on Saturday July 30, 2022 at 1:00 PM at  the funeral home.


Sending love to all the Yenne’s. With great sympathy, The Kaschaks and Harrisons

I am so very sorry of become aware of Kristi 's passing. She was a sweet classmate and loved her sweet family well. Rest well and God bless you and your family.

Kristi you were a great person and a great friend and I am so glad that I got to meet you and your family. Rip Kristi and my condolences to your family.

My heart is sad. A childhood friend. Much love.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family. Hopefully you will be able to find peace. With deepest sympathy.

Our prayers and sincere condolences to the Yenne family.

Prayers for the family! I will always cherish our times together watching our girls grow up at tap dance classes and at contests. Junior Service was so much fun with her! Kristie will live forever in our hearts!

My deepest sympathy to Rick and the family
Kristi and I worked many committees together during our Melrose days

We were so sorry to hear of Kristi passing , our thoughts and prayers for Rick and family.

Our deepest Condolences to you Rick and the girls. This has been a long difficult journey, yet Kristie is at peace and with family members. You are all loved very much and will continually be in our prayers. Love you

Another classmate gone too soon. RIP Kristie. Always a smile on her face. Prayers for the family.

Prayers of comfort going out for her family. Rest in Eternal Peace Kristie.

Rick and family you have our sympathy and prayers. Terry, Deb, Jeremiah, Jon, Mom Sandy

Rick and Family - My heart is so full of memories and I will cherish them. Kristie was a true friend - we lost touch as she was raising you four beautiful girls but I knew she was in her glory because that was her biggest wish in life - to be a mother. She was so proud of her family. She has touched so many lives- we had so many fun times and she was always there to listen. My sincere sympathy and love to you all. She was a gem.

So sorry to hear about the loss of sweet Kristie . She always had the most contagious laugh and would light up the room when she walked in. Boy how she enjoyed talking about her family & how much joy each of you brought her . She will be truly missed as heaven received an amazing beautiful lady . May GODS love comfort each of you as the healing begins. Sincere condolences Rick & families

Rick and girls, condolences on the loss of your wife and mother. May she rest in peace.

So very sorry for your loss. Prayers of peace and comfort to the entire family.

Rick and family, We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your loved. All of you are in our prayers and may God grant you peace and comfort at this very difficult time.

I'm so very sorry for your loss. You have my deepest sympathy.

Our hearts are with you during this time. We know your hearts are heavy. Your family is in our prayers...

To Rick and family I send my sincere sympathy. I will miss her pleasant smile and warm personality. Sending comfort to all your family.

Rick and Family
We are so very sorry for your loss. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.May your memories of Kristie comfort you during this difficult time.

Our hearts go out to the family.

Our prayers are with you and the girls. Deepest condolences.

Our prayers are with you and the girls. Deepest condolences.

Praying for the family. Deepest sympathy.

Dear Rick: Our heartfelt sympathy to you and your girls. We will always remember Kristy’s beautiful smile and pleasant personality. We have many fond memories of Kristy, some of which were when we were cheering our daughters at lacrosse games. May all the wonderful memories you have give you comfort and strength at this sad time. Sending you love, Marylou & Rob LaLonde

So Sorry to hear of Kristie's passing. She was truly a beautiful soul. Her laughter and smile made great memories of our time with you both at the Elks. She was happiest and beamed when talking about her family and her love for you all was undeniable. You have all deepest sympathies, prayers, and love, Rich and Cheryl.

Prayers to the family on the passing of your wife and mother. She was always so friendly. I used to watch Marji when she was a little girl for Kristie on sometimes. God bless your family and prayers to you all

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