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Loretta Yeates

[September 13, 2012]  SPRINGFIELD -- Loretta A. Yeates, 73, of Springfield, died Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012, at 5:18 p.m. at Memorial Medical Center.

(The obituary below was provided by the funeral home.) 


Loretta A. Yeates, 73, of Springfield, died at 5:18 pm, Sunday, September 9, 2012, at Memorial Medical Center. She was born August 6, 1939 in Lincoln, Illinois to Leo and Loretta O'Neill Logan. She married Richard Yeates on January 16, 1960 and he survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Gregory Yeates and Mark Yeates both of Springfield; six grandchildren, Mark, Matthew, Cory, Tyler and Jordan Yeates and Chace Bailey; one great granddaughter, Chloe; two sisters, Jane Perry and Ruth Hurley both of Lincoln; two brothers Leo Logan of Lincoln and Richard Logan of St. Peters, Mo and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Her parents preceded her in death.

Loretta was a member of Central Baptist Church. She worked for the State of Illinois for ten years then went into business with her husband and Children and was Co-Owner of Dick's Shoe Repair.

Visitation: 4-7 pm, Friday, September 14, 2012 at Staab Funeral Home.

Lie-in-State: 12-12:30 pm, Saturday, September 15, 2012 at Central Baptist Church.

Funeral Service: 12:30 pm, Saturday, September 15, 2012 at Central Baptist Church with Reverend Mary Ellen Sharp officiating. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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