Ruby Pauline Yeats

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Ruby Pauline Yeats, 80, Nevada, passed away on Thursday, March 16, at Freeman West Hospital in Joplin following a brief illness. Pauline was born March 17, 1936, in Milo, to James B. and Mary Alma (Bridgewater) Smith.

Pauline grew up in Nevada and attended Nevada High School graduating with the Class of 1954. Following high school Pauline became an LPN and worked at Nevada City Hospital for 36 years until her retirement. After retiring she stayed active caring for and helping others. She was an active member of the Baptist Faith and currently attended Calvary Baptist Church in Nevada. She was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, and attended the Nevada Senior Center. She volunteered at the Kansas City Veterans Hospital, and at On My Own in Nevada. Pauline was a caregiver in the Nevada area most of her life. In her younger years she loved to fish, enjoyed sewing, crocheting, and knitting.

Pauline was preceded in death by two husbands, Carl Wilkerson and Earl Joe Yeats; her parents; and two brothers, Cecil Smith and Elza Smith. Survivors include nephews and nieces; great-nephews and great-nieces, great-great-nephews and great-great-nieces; and great-great-great nephews; and great-great-great nieces; other relatives; and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 22, at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada with the Rev. Terry Mosher officiating. Interment will follow in Moore Cemetery, Nevada. Friends may call after 1 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday.

Contributions may be made in her memory to Calvary Baptist Church in Nevada, or the Nevada Senior Center in care of Ferry Funeral Home.

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