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Patricia Ann Yones

 

February 21, 2019

Patricia Ann Yones, 84, of Tecumseh, Oklahoma, died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, in Dallas, Texas.

She was born Oct. 4, 1934, to Kendell and Violet (Bevins) Stevens in Tecumseh, Oklahoma. She was raised in Bethel Acres and attended Bethel Public Schools. She graduated from Bethel High School where she played basketball and was on the OKC Women's League.

She met her future husband, Herb L. Yones, while she was working as a telephone operator at Southwestern Bell Telephone. They were married on Feb. 26, 1954, at Blackburn Chapel Baptist Church in Bethel Acres. He preceded her in death on September 11, 2013.

Mrs. Yones was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Her greatest passion in life was being a mom to her three children Mike, Kim and Joel. After her children were older she went to work outside the home selling Fashion 220 cosmetics, worked as a real estate agent and owned and operated Antiques, Etc. in Tecumseh.

She loved going to the casinos and was considered to be the luckiest person on the slot machines.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Herb Yones, and her parents, Kendell and Violet Stevens.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Kimberly and Jim Rayburn of Dallas, TX; 2 sons and a daughter-in-law, Michael S. Yones of Oklahoma City and Joel and Sally Yones of Prague; 6 grandchildren, Christopher and Cameron Yones, Patrick and Shelby Yones, Steven Yones, Carrie Reddin, Taylor and Collin Hoover, and Alexandra and Andy Broussard; 11 great-grandchildren; and many loving friends and extended family.

Services were set for 10 am today (Thursday) at Cooper Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Larry Sparks, Blackburn Chapel Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will follow at Brown Cemetery under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh.

 

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