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was born in Livingston, Ill. May 20, 1924. She was a longtime resident of
Butler County. Mrs. Yates was a homemaker and attended First Baptist
Church. She volunteered at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Yates is survived by two sons; Norvell Yates and wife Iva, of Howard
City Mich., and John Lee Yates of Union Mo.; one daughter, Virginia
Katheryn Cavness and husband Jack of Poplar Bluff, and one sister; Emily
Ulrich of Republic, Mo.; ten grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren and
many great-great grandchildren.
Mrs. Yates was married to Norvell R. Yates December 8 1942. He preceded
her in death December 20, 1991. Also preceding her were her parents, Elmer
Clayton and Emma Johnson Clayton; two brothers, Myhrel Clayton and
Lionel Clayton; and one sister, Ruanna Mohme.
A private family service is planned.
Patricia Adkins, 69, died September 14, 2012 at her residence in Doniphan,
Mo. Mrs. Adkins was born June 24, 1943 in Gideon, Mo. she had been a
long time resident of Butler Co.
Mrs. Adkins enjoyed reading, crocheting and playing with her grandchildren
Mrs Adkins was preceded in death by her parents Reuben Dunscombe and
Merial Torrence Dunscombe, and 5 brothers; Thomas Dunsombe, Bob
Dunscombe, Bill Dunscombe, Norman Dunscombe and Jack Dunscombe.
Patricia was married to John Adkins Sr. He survives.
Also surviving are three sons; Kirk Johnson of Doniphan, Mo., Scott Johnson
of Poplar Bluff and Kevin Johnson of Springfield, Mo.; one stepson, John
William Adkins Jr. of Calif.; two daughters, Rebecca Johnson and Dana
Trenery both of Doniphan, Mo.; one step daughter Dylann Adkins of Kansas
City, Mo.; two brothers, Richard Lee Dunscombe of Ill. Bishop Kennely
Dunscombe of Ark.; one sister Susan Himmelberg of Ark.; seven
grandchildren, Landen Johnson and Blake Johnson both of Springfield, Mo.,
Courtney Pinkerton of Kennett, Mo., Brittney Scowden, Heather Burns, Sara
Johnson and Reuben Johnson all of Poplar Bluff; and four greatgrand-children.
A memorial Service will be Monday, September 17, 2012 at 6:00 P.M. at the
Fitch-Hillis Funeral Home Chapel with the Bishop Kennely Dunscombe