Virginia Yother

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. 

4 Condolences

  1. Garth Berg on July 31, 2010 at 12:00 am

    John: So sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. You and your family are in my prayers. Garth

  2. Loretta & Les Dobbins on July 31, 2010 at 12:00 am

    We will always remember the warm sense of humor and the southern genteelness of your Mother. The homemade donuts at her Avon sales and her fried chicken with yeast rolls were unsurpassed by anyone. These are the best memories we have of your Mother. She was a very nice lady. With sincere sympathy to the entire family, Loretta & Les

  3. Karen Mathis Hobbs on August 1, 2010 at 12:00 am

    Dear Melba,John,Linda,Tom and families, My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Virginia was a sweet lady. My mom,(Agnes) and my dad (Jack) always enjoyed visiting with her and Quincy.May all your wonderful memories of her help you through this difficult time. Sincerely, Karen

  4. MIKE,ROSEMARY HADL AND FAMILY on August 1, 2010 at 12:00 am

    Dear Melba and Family, our thoughts and our prayers our with you at this sad time…Mike Hadl

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