Graveside services for Judie Ann Yates, 70, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, October 6, 2016 at Clear Springs Cemetery, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Mrs. Yates passed away at 12:20 p.m., Sunday, October 2, 2016 at her home.
She was born April 13, 1946, at Hoxie, Arkansas, to Charles Montgomery and Pauline Russell Montgomery. She was married at Plant City, Florida, to William “Howard” Yates. Judie had worked as a nurse assistant at Beverly Healthcare. She loved to color and enjoyed going to yard sales and flea markets. Mrs. Yates was of the Baptist faith.
She is survived by her husband, Howard Yates, of the family home; two children, Barbara Bland and Howard E. Yates and wife, Judy; daughter-in-law, Harriet Berger; six grandchildren, James Drewery and wife, Sandy, Crystal Floyd, Heather Karr and husband, Nathaniel, Walter Drewery and Hilary Montgomery and Jesse Johnston; eleven great-grandchildren; one brother, Charles Montgomery, West Plains, Missouri; one sister, Mary McAbee and husband, Gerald, Coldwater, Mississippi; and several nieces and nephews.
Her parents, one infant daughter, Donna Jean, one granddaughter, Jennifer Drewery, two brothers, Gene and Ricky Montgomery and one sister, precede her in death.
Visitation will be from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.