Born March 15, 1930 in Pope County, Ms. Yates was a member of River of Life Church in Delwood and attended Social Brethren in Golconda for many years. She had worked for Chore Housekeeping and was a cook at Pope County Care Center in Golconda.
Survivors include one son, Kenneth Duncan of Golconda; two daughters, Diana Barger and husband Raymond of Delwood and Debbie Shell of Golconda; two brothers, Everett Duncan of Metropolis and Charles Duncan of Herod; one sister, Elma Wengert of Golconda; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. She also raised four additional children, Mike Yates, Dwana Yates, Zanada Yates and Carolyn Yates.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles Logan Duncan and Alice Myrtle Conley; one son, Roger Duncan; one great-grandson; two sisters, Juanita Yates and Kathleen Vignola; and five brothers, David Duncan, John Duncan, Jim Duncan, Frank Duncan and Lincoln Duncan.
A private service will be held at a later date.
Memorials may be made to Pope County Senior Citizens, P.O. Box 246, Golconda, IL 62938.
Aly Funeral Home in Golconda was in charge of arrangements.