Graveside services for Virginia L. Yother, 88, Lawrence will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday, August 2, 2010 at Memorial Park Cemetery in Lawrence. Mrs. Yother died Thursday, July 29, 2010 at Medicalodges Eudora. She moved to Lawrence in 1949 from Ozark, AR.
She was born on October 27, 1921 in Greenwood Community, Arkansas, the daughter of William “Bill” and Gertrude B. Lee Covert.
Mrs. Yother was a devoted mother and homemaker. She also enjoyed a 25 year career selling Avon products in Lawrence. She also enjoyed bowling and bingo.
She married Quincy Allen Yother on October 8, 1938 in Ozark, Arkansas. He preceded her in death on November 11, 1999. They enjoyed 61 years of marriage.
Survivors include two daughters; Melba Hadl and husband, Dean of Lawrence, Linda Orton, and husband, Dick of Harveyville, KS; two sons, John W. and wife, Connie and Tommy A. and wife, Cindy all of Lawrence; one brother, Leonard Covert, Oskaloosa; one sister, Velda Masingale, Altus, AR, eight grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren and one great-great grandson. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Bud & Billy and one sister, Ruby Chapman and one grandson, Allen Shults.
The family will greet friends from 10:00 -11:00 a.m. Monday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary.
Memorial contributions may be made in her name to Douglas County Visiting Nurses, Rehabilitation and Hospice Care and may be sent in care of the mortuary.