Barbara Ann George1928 - 2015 (86 years)
Name Barbara Ann George Born 6 Aug 1928 Illinois Gender Female Died 25 Feb 2015 Illinois Buried Woodland Cemetery, Chrisman, Edgar, Illinois Person ID I85 Yatesville History & Genealogy Last Modified 4 Sep 2017
Father Walter LeRoy George, b. 2 Dec 1907, Blairsville, Indiana, Pennsylvania , d. 21 Feb 2004, Edgar, Illinois (Age 96 years) Mother Mildred Imogene Willis, b. 23 Dec 1908, Illinois , d. 12 May 1987, Illinois (Age 78 years) Married 23 Nov 1927 Vermilion, Illinois Family ID F100 Group Sheet | Family Chart
Family Fred Allen Yates, b. 22 Dec 1926, Edgar, Illinois , d. 11 Oct 1989, Vermilion, Illinois (Age 62 years) Married 27 Nov 1947 Edgar, Illinois Children 1. Deborah A. Yates, b. 16 May 1950, Illinois , d. 25 Apr 2015, Vermilion, Illinois (Age 64 years) 2. A.L. Yates 3. T.J. Yates Last Modified 14 Jan 2022 Family ID F84 Group Sheet | Family Chart
- Barbara Ann (George) Yates passed away peacefully at home in Hoopeston, IL, on February 25, 2015. She was 86. A free spirit with a nurturing disposition, Barbara's love of life was surpassed only by her love of family. They will remember her as a devoted mother, a doting grandmother, and a delightful great-grandmother. Barbara was born on August 6, 1928 in Metcalf, IL, the only child of Walter and Imogene (Willis) George. After graduating from Metcalf High School in 1946, she married Fred Yates, also of Metcalf, on Thanksgiving Day 1947 in Paris, IL. The couple initially made their home in San Diego, CA, where Fred served in the Navy. They subsequently returned to Edgar County and settled in the town of Chrisman. In addition to raising a family there, she worked in the insurance field for many years. Barbara was a longtime member of Metcalf Christian Church. Following retirement, she made her home in Hoopeston and began attending the First Christian Church. She quickly endeared herself to new neighbors and friends within the community. Her signature blue streak of hair, the result of a grandson's dare, embodied an adventurous enthusiasm that will be sorely missed by those who knew her. She is survived by her children, Deborah Yates of Hoopeston, IL; Andrea (Dana) Russett of Richmond Hill, GA; and Timothy (Cyndi) Yates of Hoopeston, IL. She also leaves behind six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband and parents. Her six grandsons will serve as honorary pallbearers. A graveside funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. at Woodland Cemetery in Chrisman, IL.