Genevieve Williams Yates (1917 - 2013)

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Genevieve Williams Yates, 96, of Heritage Villa, Bartlesville, died peacefully May 19, 2013, surrounded by her loving family.
Genevieve was born March 26, 1917, in Windsor, MO and moved to Hogshooter, OK later that year. She attended Bartlesville Schools and graduated from Bartlesville High School Class of '35. Upon graduation, she attended Oklahoma University where she was a member of Delta Delta Delta Sorority. In 1938, she married Richard Van Ness Yates. After a brief period living in Illinois and Kansas, they returned to Bartlesville in 1946.
Genevieve worked for Cities Service Oil Company for many years retiring in 1982. She loved to travel and play bridge with the Bartlesville Duplicate Bridge Club. Most recently she enjoyed being a member of the No-No Bridge Club. She was an avid reader and member of Thoda Club for many years. Spending time with her family and beloved pets was an important part of her life.
Genevieve was preceded in death by her mother, Mertis Faulconer Williams, December of 1961, and her father, Avery Mayo Williams, January of 1979. Survivors include a son, Stephen Van Ness Yates of Bartlesville and his wife Sherrill; a daughter, Marilyn Yates Harban of Chattanooga, TN; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
A private graveside memorial service is planned at Memorial Park where she will be interred along with her Australian Terrier, Digger. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Australian Terrier Rescue, % Carole Larsen, Treasurer, 3714 Brighten Pl, McHenry, IL 60050-6444. Cremation arrangements were under the direction of Walker-Brown Funeral Home.
The family wishes to thank the nurses and staff of Heritage Villa for their loving care.
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Published in Examiner-Enterprise from May 22 to June 21, 2013
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