Nancy Yates
October 16, 1940  -  January 13, 2018

Nancy Yates

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Elmwood Funeral Home Chapel
5750 HWY 277 South
Abilene, TX  79606
Monday, January 15, 2018
2 PM
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Elmwood Memorial Park
5750 HWY 277 South
Abilene, TX  79606
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Nancy Ruth Starkey Yates, 77, went to be with her Heavenly Father on Saturday, January 13, 2018 after a sudden illness surrounded by her family.

She was born on October 16, 1940 in Bangs, TX and was a longtime Abilene resident until moving to the Oklahoma City area in 2007. She was enjoying an extended visit with family & friends in Abilene when she passed.

A baby in her arms, a dance in her step & and a song in her heart brought her endless joy.

She is survived by son, Wayne Alan Yates & wife Kelly; daughter, Carol Ann Yates Clark & husband Bob; one brother, Tom Starkey; granddaughter, Lacy Yates Brooks and her husband, Greg along with their son, Brantlee; granddaughter, Katlin Yates and her fiancé, Adam along with their “Baby-to-be”, Emmett; many nieces & nephews; & grand dog Lucy.

Family members who are welcoming her to her heavenly home are father, Robert Louis Starkey; mother, Ruth Starkey; brother, Robert Joe Starkey and his wife Geneva; sister-in-laws, Billie Yates Foyt and Zell Yates Zetty.

The Angels are Rejoicing as they welcome home our Angel here on earth. We will miss you Mom, but know we will see you again at the gates of Heaven to welcome us home with your huge smile that lights up a room and loving hugs.


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  1. Shamya
    Lansing, KS

    I am so so very sorry about Nancy our prayers are with you all love shamya

  2. Cindy Dick
    Abilene, TX

    Nancy was such a warm, friendly and kind person. I will always have fond memories of her. My deepest sympathy to Wayne, Carol and the other family members.

  3. Julie Tipton Borden
    The Colony, TX

  4. Amy Hocking
    Abilene, TX

    Bill and I are so sorry to learn of your loss of dear sweet Nancy. She was always so kind to us and our four children over twenty years ago at Abilene Community Church, and later as she was receptionist at Wisteria Place, as my Aunt Beula Love was there. Our love and prayers are for you all to be comforted by the Lord Jesus. She certainly showed His love and grace in her kindness and generosity. Such a friendly and warm smile she freely shared!

  5. Rob, Penny, Peter and Sarah
    Tulsa, OK

    Dearest Carol, Bob and Wayne and Kelly and family,
    We are so very sorry for your loss, but we know our sweet Nancy is rejoicing in heaven! We loved her like family! May the Lord comfort you all and give you His peace. We love you all!

  6. Joe Zetty
    Georgetown, TX

    My condolences on your loss. May she rest in peace. Joe Zetty

  7. Bettye Fisher
    Sumter, SC

    With deep sorry yet great joy, we send our love. Heaven has gained one of the finest and Nancy is safe in the arms of Jesus.
    Jo and Sterling Fisher

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