Barbara Kathryn Yates, 77, of Kinmundy, passed away at 1:32 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, at her daughter’s home in Kinmundy.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Neal Funeral Home, Kinmundy, with Gene McAllister officiating. Interment will be at Elder Cemetery, Kinmundy. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Neal Funeral Home, Kinmundy. Memorial donations may be made to Carmi Baptist Children’s Home or National Kidney Foundation. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.jwnealfuneralhome.net.
She was born Dec. 6, 1935, in Ingraham, the daughter of Hallie and Edna (Parker) Lake. She was united in marriage with Ora Yates Jr. on July 23, 1954, in Ingraham, and with this union were one son and six daughters. Barbara was employed by Brown’s Produce in Farina and was a faithful member of the Meacham Baptist Church. She was a loving wife and mother and also enjoyed her time as a homemaker.
She is survived by her husband, Ora Yates Jr. of Kinmundy; son, Tom Yates of Kinmundy; daughters, Debra Robb of Champaign, Kathy Robb and husband Stanley of Kinmundy, Lorraine Day and husband Kevin of Kinmundy, Rose Anna Wilkinson and husband Jerry of Clinton, Kelly Fitzjarrald of Kinmundy, and Shelly Yates and friend Jason Stanbary of Burlington, Iowa; brother, James Lake and wife Theresa of Bristol, R.I.; brother-in-law, Dale Yates and wife Dortha of Flora; sister-in-law, Anna Mae Yates of Farina; 12 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, Hallie and Edna Lake; and brothers, John, Guy and Neil Lake.
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