Annetta M. Wood Yates, 84, passed away peacefully at her home in Metropolis in the early morning hours of Friday, May 10, 2019 with her beloved son and his family by her side.
Annetta retired from Massac Memorial Hospital in Metropolis after 40 years of devoted service as a ward clerk.
Throughout her life, she made many friendships that she cherished. Annetta was an avid traveler, lover of books and history, a seasonal member of the Market House Theatre and concert enthusiast, particularly enjoying the annual DuQuoin State Fair.
She was rarely seen without a cup of coffee and a newspaper or crossword nearby. Her favorite travels were her times spent in Hardy, Arkansas camping and trout fishing and her trips to Louisiana to visit her youngest son, John.
Annetta had many interests, but her main love was her family.
Annetta was of Christian faith and was a member of Hillerman Baptist Church.
Annetta was a strong-willed, independent woman who will be deeply missed and hard to forget by everyone who knew her.
Annetta is survived by her eldest son, Charles Johnson and wife Linda of Joppa; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Graveside service was held Monday at Liberty Ridge Cemetery, where she was laid to rest beside her late son, John. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Project Hope No Kill Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 125, Metropolis, IL 62960.
Aikins-Farmer-Loftus-McManus Funeral Home of Metropolis was in charge of arrangements.