Jane H. Yates, 70, of Springfield, died at 5:00 am, Thursday, May 23, 2013 at Memorial Medical Center. She was born June 8, 1942 in Simpson, Illinois to Leo A. and Jeslyn Burris Harrison. She married Richard J. “Dicky” Yates on October 25, 1969 and he preceded her in death on January 8, 2011. Her parents also preceded her in death.
Survivors include one daughter, Debbie Yates (partner, Joe Moore) of Rochester; two sons, David (Cyndi) Yates of Vienna and Stephen Yates of Springfield; seven grandchildren, Michael Yates, Collin Whitson, Rebecca Watts, Dana Zake, Andrew Yates, Jaci Jones and Ezekial Yates; two great grandchildren, Carlee Moffit and Benjamin Williams and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Jane was a member of Kumler United Methodist Church and a former member of DAR and National Society of Colonial Dames – 17th Century. She had a passion for Genealogy. She worked for Walmart, retiring in 2008 after eight years.
Service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, May 30, 2013 at Staab Funeral Home in Springfield, Illinois, with David Upchurch officiating. Burial will follow at Camp Butler National Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or to the American Lung Association.