Menard County Review, Friday, April 27, 1979, page 12
Mrs. Yoakum dead at age 68
Dorothy I. Yoakum of Petersburg died at 10 a.m. Sunday, April 22, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield. She was 68 years of age.
Mrs. Yoakum was born September 19, 1910 in Pleasant Plains, the daughter of G.W. and Eva Reed Zink. She was a member of the Edinburg Christian Church.
Surviving are her husband, Marshall; three sons, Lawrence of Beaufort, S.C., Marshall L. and Phillip E. of Petersburg; three daughters, Mrs. Barbara Jean Wilson of Las Vegas, Nev., Mrs. Patricia Harp of Athens, Mrs. Susan Bell of Petersburg; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, an aunt and uncle.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 24 at Mott and Henning Funeral Home, Athens, with Rev. Charles Day officiating. Burial was in Hall Cemetery, Athens.
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