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Kathryn G. Yellowley

March 2, 1923 ~ January 20, 2020 (age 96)


Kathryn Garnett Yellowley, 96, of Litchfield, passed away Monday, January 20, 2020 at 2:40pm at Copper Creek Cottages Memory Care of Litchfield.

Born in Decatur, IL., March 2, 1923. A daughter of Fred and Blanche (Masterson) Yuetten.

After graduating from High School, Kathryn graduated from Decatur-Macon Hospital School of Nursing as a Registered Nurse in 1944.  Kathryn enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in the Army Nurse Corps, Asiatic – Pacific Theatre.  She held the rank of Second Lieutenant. She married 1st Lieutenant, Jesse Perkins Yellowley, Captain upon his discharge, on May 17, 1946 at the Army Chapel at Ft. Eustis, Va.  Mr. Yellowley passed away November 30, 2000.  Mr. Yellowley was the City Clerk for the City of Litchfield for several years.  Mrs. Yellowley worked at HSHS St. Francis Hospital for several years in both the old and new hospitals.  She was Head Nurse of the ICU Department.

Mrs. Yellowley was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, St. Anne’s Society, Kniery-Knagg Post 436 American Legion, VFW Post 3912, Member of the Women’s Memorial in Washington, D.C., Honor Flight participant, and a member of Life Long Learning of Lincoln Land Community College.  Mrs. Yellowley enjoyed spending time with her family and friends and playing Bridge.  Over the years, Mrs. Yellowley and her husband traveled the United States and Abroad before and after their retirement.

Mrs. Yellowley is survived by a son, James “Mike” (Beverly) Yellowley of Lowell, MI., two daughters, Patricia (Al) Martin of San Ramon, CA., and Rebecca (Rod) Bernhardt of Carlinville, IL.  Five grandsons, Mike Martin, Matt (Autumn) Martin, Jared (Haley) Bernhardt, Aaron and Jesse Bernhardt. Two great grandchildren, Savanah and Connor Martin.

In addition to her husband, Jesse, Mrs. Yellowley was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Glen Yuetten and a sister Nerine Guy.

Funeral services for Mrs. Yellowley will be held Sunday, January 26, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at the Plummer Funeral Home in Litchfield.  The Rev. Dan Willenborg, pastor of Holy Family Catholic Church will preside and Visitation will be held from Noon until the time of service Sunday. Dinner and fellowship time to follow at Holy Family Parish Center.   Burial and committal service with Military Honors will be held Monday, January 27, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at Camp Butler National Cemetery in Springfield.  The family suggests memorials be made to Shriners Children’s Hospital, the Women’s Memorial in Washington D.C., or to Holy Family Catholic Church of Litchfield.

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January 26, 2020

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Plummer Funeral Home
404 E. Union Avenue
Litchfield, IL 62056

Funeral Service
January 26, 2020

2:00 PM
Plummer Funeral Home
404 E. Union Avenue
Litchfield, IL 62056

January 27, 2020

10:00 AM
Camp Butler National Cemetery
5063 Camp Butler Road
Springfield, IL 62707


Shriners Hospitals for Children for St. Louis
4400 Clayton Ave., St. Louis MO 63110

Women's Memorial Washington, D.C.
5 Henry Bacon Dr. SW, Washington DC 20007

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