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Gertrude “Gertie” Yokley

d. September 10, 2019

Gertrude “Gertie” Yokley, age 95, of Williamsville, passed away on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

She was born March 19, 1924 in Sherman, Illinois, the daughter of Edward and Maude (Clopton) Hale.

Gertie married Sidney Earl Yokley on October 5, 1945 at the Williamsville Christian Church.

She is survived by one son, Dennis (wife Donna) of Mount Olive, IL; six grandchildren, Heather (Ryan) Kern, Marcus (Beth) Yokley, Lisa (Roger) Douglass, Jessica (Chad) Brand, Rebekah (Scott) Huston, and Seth (Christie) Yokley; and nine great-grandchildren, Colton, Maddie, and Sydney Kern, Casey and Taylor Douglass, Chloe Funk, Elliot and Elijah Huston, and Aiden Yokley.

She is preceded in death by her husband Sidney Earl; and two sons, Fred and Mark Yokley.

Gertie spent her time taking care of her family, friends, and neighbors.  She loved reading, gardening, baking, and taking care of her dog, Bella.

She was a member of the Williamsville Christian Church.

Visitation for Gertie will be held on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at the Williamsville Christian Church from 9:00 until time of funeral service at 12:00 PM with Rev. David Beals officiating.

Burial will be held at Walnut Hill Cemetery near Williamsville.         

Memorials can be made to the Williamsville Christian Church or the Williamsville Public Library.

Mott & Henning Funeral Home in Athens is assisting the family.  On-line condolences can be shared at


  1. We are so sorry for your loss. She was a special lady and loved dearly by her family. We are praying for comfort and peace for all members of Gertie’s Family.

  2. Marcus, Heather and family, I give you my deepest sympathies. It’s so hard to lose a grandparent. Remember the good times. Love you so much.

  3. So sorry to hear this news. I know she is precious to you. God Bless and comfort you.

  4. I love you Aunt Gertie…a piece of my heart went with you.

  5. Marcus and Beth and Heather and Ryan and the rest of the family my sincerest condolences on the loss of Gerrtie. Marcus and Heather I just want to tell you both that I’m very sorry on the loss of your grandmother I know how very important she was to the both of you. you will always have a special place in your heart for her and it will always be filled with love and sweet sweet memories again I’m very sorry kids.

  6. Dennis, your mother was a beautiful person. She was always kind and always asked about my daughter and granddaughter. I loved talking with her. She seemed so happy all the time. She will be missed!

  7. So Sorry for your loss. She will be greatly missed.

  8. Dennis and family. So sorry to see your Mom had passed.
    I know you loved her dearly.
    Remember and cherish all the wonderful memories.
    God Bless you and all the family.

  9. So sorry to hear Ms Gertie has left us. She was a very sweet and caring lady. Always a smile on her face. She’s in great company now with her husband and sons. We will see her again some day. Prayers for your peace in knowing she is worth The Lord.

  10. Denny,
    You and your family are in my prayers at the passing of your mother. Knowing you and Mark, I am sure she was a great lady who believed in bringing up her sons well.

  11. I’m so sorry for your loss. She was a very sweet lady. May God give you peace during these difficult moments. One day you’ll see her again.

  12. Dennis you have my sympathy and my prayers. Your mother and I go back a long way to the days I was your baby sitter. What a special lady she was, always smiling and asking about others. Her faith was an inspiration to all of us. Blessings to you and your family.

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