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Elna M. Yantis

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Elna M. Yantis

Elna M. Yantis, 81, of Kelso died peacefully Jan. 6, 2013, in Longview, after a short illness.

She was born Nov. 23, 1931, in Vancouver, British Columbia, the only child of John and Margaret (Thompson) Mattila.

She married Phillip A. Yantis on June 11, 1954, in Ann Arbor, Mich., and moved to Shoreline in 1965 and raised her three boys. She was a speech therapist and administrator for Edmonds School District until she retired in 1991. Phil passed away in 2003. Elna moved to Kelso in 2006 to be with family.

She is survived by her sons, Michael (Patti) Yantis in Kelso, Steven (Kathy) Yantis in Baltimore, Md., and Jeffrey Yantis in O'Fallon, Ill.; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

At her request, no service will be held.
Published in The Seattle Times from Jan. 10 to Jan. 11, 2013
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