Kathryn Virginia Green Yake (1928 - 2015)

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Kathryn Virginia Green Yake was born December 28, 1928 in Williams Community, Alabama. She passed away on November 19, 2015, at her home in Fontana, Wisconsin. Kathryn received both her B.S. Degree and Master's Degree in Science in Secondary Education at Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville. She taught science at the high school level in Birmingham and also Rochester, Minnesota. She enjoyed raising her three daughters in Rockford, Ill., where her family settled in 1972. She was a past president of the Winnebago Medical Auxiliary and was a longtime member of Rockford Country Club. She moved 11 years ago to Fontana, Wis., to be closer to her family and was a member of Linn Presbyterian Church, serving as a deacon. Her greatest joy was her family, especially her beloved and adored grandchildren. Kathryn leaves behind a great legacy of faith, love, laughter, and loyalty. Kathryn is survived by her husband, Dr. Ronald F. Yake, M.D., whom she married on September 2, 1961 in Jacksonville; her daughters, Randi Barbón, Rosalind (Mark) Meyer and Suzanne (Karl) Floody; grandchildren, Kathryn and Rachel Barbón, J. Kyle and Erin Davis, Sawyer Meyer and Samantha and Annalise Floody; sister, Edith (James) Sink; brothers, Butler (Shirley) Green, E.L. Green Jr. and Steve (Miriam) Green and numerous nephews and nieces. Pallbearers will be Kyle Davis, Sawyer Meyer, Mark Meyer, Karl Floody, Jimmy Sink and Scott Green. Kathryn was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest L. Green Sr. and Eula Boozer Green; daughter, Lisa Kathryn Yake; brother, Sydney (Helen) Green and sister Edna Green. A visitation will be held on Friday, December 4, 2015, from 5 - 7 p.m. at K.L. Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 322 Nisbet Street, NW, Jacksonville, Alabama, 36265 and one hour prior to service at the church Saturday. The funeral will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, December 5, 2015, at the First Baptist Church of Williams, 5579 Nisbet Lake Road, Jacksonville, Alabama, 36265 with the Rev. Chris Thomas officiating. Private family burial will follow. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests that donations be made to the at www.donate.cancer.org Online condolences to the family at www.klbrownfuneralhome.com. K.L. Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Center 322 Nisbet St., N.W. Jacksonville, AL 36265 256-435-7042
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322 Nisbet Street NW
Jacksonville, AL 36265
(256) 435-7042
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Published in The Anniston Star on Dec. 3, 2015
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