DEATH: Mary Elizabeth Yates

Mary Elizabeth Yates, 92, Durham, died on Jan. 18, 2022, at Hillsboro Community Hospital in Hillsboro.

Private services to be held at a later date.

Memorials to St. Jude Children’s Hospital in care of Jost Funeral Home at P.O. Box 266 Hillsboro, Kansas 67063.

She was born on Oct. 1, 1929, in Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas to Emanuel and Francis (Svesta) Kuchda. She married James Yates on May 30, 1955, in Leavenworth, Kansas.

Survivors include sons, David Yates of Marion, Mark (Tina) Yates of Linn Valley; daughter, Jane (Lee) Clark of Durham; 6 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

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