Donna Yates, 75, passed away Wednesday, March 7, 2018, at her residence in Staunton. She was born on September 20, 1942, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Melvin & Viola (Franke) Schwab.
She married Edwin Yates on October 31, 1959, and they later divorced. She was employed as an inventory/purchasing agent at Shell Oil Company in Roxana for over 40 years. She loved gardening, dancing, shopping, her card club, and most off all, her family.
She is survived by two daughters, Randi Courtney (Doug) of Staunton and Toni (Brad) Courtney of Staunton; eight grandchildren, Heather Ragsdale (Brian), Mikey Courtney (Terri), Sarah Pratt (Austin), James Blum (Sammi), Jessica Blum (Nick), Allison Barber (Derek), Bradley Courtney (Mindy), and Jana Courtney; and 14 great grandchildren.
Visitation services will be held on Monday, March 12, 2018, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Williamson Funeral Home in Staunton. A memorial service will follow at 7 p.m. at the funeral home with Chaplain Jason officiating. Memorials are suggested to either the Children’s Diabetes Foundation or to the Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Consortium Foundation.
Williamson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.