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Gary Yokley, age 66, of Liberal, MO died Thursday, February 24, 2011 at Barton County Memorial Hospital after a sudden illness..

 Gary was born May 2, 1944 to Jake Orville and Fern Pauline (Short) Yokley at Nevada, MO.  He was a graduate of Liberal High School in 1962. Gary was a farmer in Barton County for over 23 years and was also a truck driver for CFI for 18 years before retiring. He was a member of the Christian Church of Liberal and enjoyed woodworking, working on cars, and hunting. On December 8, 1984 he married Sharon Baetke.

 Survivors include his wife Sharon, of the home; two sons, Charles Yokley of Chanute, KS and Mike Yokley of the Joplin area; one step-son, Kevin & Jeannie Cambers of Neosho, MO; and one step-daughter Kendra & Karl Zafuta of Frontenac, KS; one brother Joe & Shirley Yokley of Bronaugh, MO; two sisters Lois & John Mahnken of Fort Scott, KS and Linda & Ed Weaver of Liberal, MO; ten grandchildren and one sister-in-law Mila & Larry Swearingen of Cross Timbers, MO.

 Funeral Services for Gary will be 10:00 am ­­­­­­­Tuesday, March 1, 2011 at the Christian Church of Liberal with burial to follow at the Liberal City Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 7:00 pm Monday at Daniel Funeral Home.

 Contributions are suggested to the Christian Church of Liberal in care of Daniel Funeral Home.


#10 Alamo, TXRobert & Jean Williams 2011-03-05 07:06
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
#9 Maumelle, ARAllen Noyes 2011-02-28 21:10
I'm very sorry to hear the passing of Gary. I'm thinking and praying for all of you during this time.
#8 Randy & Toni Yount 2011-02-28 10:12
Sharon we are so very sorry for your loss. May it bring you some comfort in knowing he suffers no more & is "trucking" up there in heaven watching over you. Our thoughts & prayers are with you & yours
#7 Joplin, MOMelissa Turner 2011-02-27 22:25
My heart goes out to the family of Gary Yokley, praying for comfort for you all. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this sorrowful time.
#6 Nevada, MOSamie McCullough 2011-02-27 18:58
Mike and Chuck,
I was sorry to hear about the sudden loss of your father. I hope that you both are doing alright at this time and are coping well. Please try to remember the good times that you had with him. If you need anything, I am still here. My thoughts are with you always. Love, Samie
#5 Lampe, MOCyndy and Bill Lamberson 2011-02-27 13:06
Thinking of all of you with sadness in our hearts.
#4 Liberal, MOTodd & Tonya Suschnick 2011-02-26 22:06
So sorry for your loss!
#3 Brandon, FlJohn & Johnita Short 2011-02-26 13:44
Our prayers go out to the family and friends of Cousin Gary for comfort during this time of loss. We know he is in a better place. Where he is whole again walking with our Lord and Savior.
#2 Bronaugh, MOGary and Cindy Satterfield 2011-02-26 13:02
We are so sad to hear that Uncle Gary passed away. He was a wonderful man. Many years ago when he owned the restaurant in Liberal, I remember how we looked forward to eating there. He always came out to visit with us carrying a pan of extra hot fudge for our sundaes. After his stroke, I know times were very difficult, but he always had a smile and a hug when we saw him. We were so proud of him when he chose to be baptized, and know he is in heaven now. We are very sorry for your loss and know he'll be missed.
Gary, Cindy, Jeremy, and Ben Satterfield
#1 Liberal MOAaron and Shanda Shaw 2011-02-26 11:11
My sincere condolences to my friends Sharon, Kevin and Kendra and to all of Gary's family.

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