Gertrude 'Gertie' Yokley, 95


Gertrude "Gertie" Yokley, 95, of Williamsville, died Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

Visitation will be held Saturday, Sept. 14, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Williamsville Christian Church. Funeral services will follow at 12 p.m. with the Rev. David Beals officiating. Burial will be held in Walnut Hill Cemetery near Williamsville. Mott and Henning Funeral Home in Athens is assisting the family.

Mrs. Yokley was born March 19, 1924, in Sherman, the daughter of Edward and Maude (Clopton) Hale. She married Sidney Earl Yokley on Oct. 5, 1945, at the Williamsville Christian Church, and he preceded her in death.

She spent time taking care of her family, friends and neighbors. She loved reading, gardening, baking and taking care of her dog, Bella. She was a member of the Williamsville Christian Church.

She is survived by one son, Dennis (wife Donna) of Mt. Olive; six grandchildren, Heather (Ryan) Kern, Marcus (Beth) Yokley, Lisa  (Roger) Douglass, Jessica (Chad) Brand, Rebekah (Scott) Huston and Seth (Christie) Yokley; and nine great-grandchildren, Colton, Maddie and Sydney Kern, Casey and Taylor Douglass, Chloe Funk and Elliot and Elijah Huston and Aiden Yokley.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by two sons, Fred and Mark Yokley.

Memorials may be made to the Williamsville Christian Church or the Williamsville Public Library.

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