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     Roy E. “Jr.” Yokley, age 69, of rural Bronaugh, passed away Tuesday, December 29, 2009 at Moore Few Care Center in Nevada.


     Roy was born August 25, 1940, in Lamar, Missouri, the youngest of the eleven children of Roy and Loubelle (Leatherman) Yokley.  He grew up on the family farm that became his life-long home, and his love for farming and livestock production remained strong throughout his life.  In addition to farming, Roy worked as a carpenter and foreman in bridge construction, first for Pohl Construction in Nevada and then for many years for Snyder Bridge Construction in Joplin, retiring in 2003.  He also served as president of the Moundville Public Water District. 


     On June 23, 1961, Roy married Sarah Davis who preceded him in death December 10, 1982.  Also preceding him in death were his parents; four brothers, Jake, Charlie, Fred, and Eldon Yokley; and two sisters, Loretta Danley and Alma Rumph.


     On June 3, 1984, Roy married Kathy (Baldus) Coatney, and she survives of the home.  Also surviving are four sons, Perry & wife Janis Yokley, Pleasant Hill, Missouri, Kyle Coatney, Overland Park, Kansas, Eric & wife Darth Coatney, Yuma, Arizona, and Douglas & wife Sarah Yokley, Carl Junction, Missouri; two daughters and their husbands, Theresa & Jim Dalby, Liberal, Missouri, and Krystal & Mathew Williams, Belton, Missouri; seven grandchildren, Jake, Jayden, & Lauren Dalby, Evan & Samantha Yokley, Kairyn Williams, and Chase Coatney; four sisters, Ella Yount, Independence, Missouri, Erma Dick, North Kansas City, Missouri, Peggy Pottorff, Wellsville, Kansas, and Shirley Smith, Blue Springs, Missouri; and a large extended family.


     Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, January 2nd, at Hannon Free Will Baptist Church where the family will receive friends from noon until 1:00 p.m.  Burial will be in McKill Cemetery southwest of Bronaugh.


     The family suggests memorial contributions to McKill Cemetery, in care of Daniel Funeral Home.


#17 Santa Maria, CACliff & June Hill 2010-01-06 14:38
Yokley family,
Roy will always be remembered as a kind, selfless man who was a hard worker and who loved his family and God's creation. What beauty he must be seeing now! Our prayers are with all of you for God to comfort you and send you His peace.
Psalm 16:11
#16 Santa Maria, CAJohn & Julie Dalby 2010-01-05 20:55
Kathy, Theresa, Perry, Kyle, Eric, Doug, Krystal and all those who with us, loved to be around Roy in this life, and look forward to sharing the next with him.
Our sincere condolences in this time of sorrow that will be turned into joy: John 16:20.
#15 Sheldon, MOMike and Megan Byram 2010-01-03 17:59
Perry, Doug, and the rest of the family,
We are so sorry to hear about your loss. We were out of town and unable to attend the services, but wanted to let you know we were thinking about you.
#14 Carthage, MOReggie VanGilder-Bard 2010-01-03 08:07
Kathy, I was Roy's home health nurse with Integrity. He touched my life and am sure many others. I will pray for the good lord to send you strength to get through this difficult time.
#13 Pittsburg, Ks.Wanda Tilley Carpenter 2010-01-01 11:43
My prayers are with the family. I grew up and attended school with Jr.
#12 Streator, ILBrad, Karen, Isaiah, and Lilli 2009-12-31 15:49
May God grant you peace during this time of mourning and fill you with memories of wonderful past experiences He granted you with this kind and loving man. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
#11 Raytown, MOCory Thompson 2009-12-31 15:07
Matt and Krystal,
The church is and will be thinking of you and your family. To paraphrase the Great Apostle, "May the Lord continue to stand with you and strengthen you, so that the message might be preached fully through you. . .and that all might hear."
With love,
Beacon Free Will Baptist Church
#10 Payneville, KentuckyBecky Yount/Grant 2009-12-31 12:31
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all of your family.
#9 Bronaugh,mo.David and Connie Couch 2009-12-31 12:21
We are so sorry for your loss.Roy will be remembered as a great person in the community.He has a great family and many friends that will always remember him.Hes finally home!
#8 Liberal,Mo.Betty Turner 2009-12-31 09:40
I am deeply sorry for your loss----Kathy hope you are improving all the time---take care Betty

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