Margarete Yonk

WALNUT -- Margarete Frances Yonk, 88, of 122 Wyanet Road, Walnut, died Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2004, at the Walnut Manor Nursing Home in Walnut.

Born Nov. 11, 1916, in Edinburg to Floyd and Hazel Fern (Hart) Brown, she married Keith I. Yonk Feb. 28, 1943, in Walnut. He died June 3, 2000.

She graduated as valedictorian of her high school graduating class. She also graduated with high honors from Illinois State University with a degree in education and was a member of the Bryant Club. She was a teacher of mathematics and Latin at Walnut High School for 28 years and one year at LaMoille High School.

She also was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and Walnut Methodist Church.

Survivors include one son, Alan (Dianne) Yonk of Idaho Falls, Idaho; two grandsons, Jonathan Yonk of Madrid, Spain, and Justin of Richmond, Wash.; and three nephews and one niece.

She also was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Ludora Sharp.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Garland Funeral Home, Walnut, with the Rev. Paul Nolden, pastor of the Walnut United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in the Walnut Cemetery.

Visitation will be one hour before the services in the funeral home.

Memorials may be directed to the Walnut United Methodist Church, Walnut Fire Department or Walnut Manor Nursing Home. (Bureau County Republican, Dec. 1, 2004, submitted by Janine Crandell)




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