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Evelyn A. Yates of Elkville

  • Evelyn A. Yates

    Evelyn A. Yates

updated: 7/7/2020 10:53 AM

Evelyn A. Yates, 93, of Elkville, passed away at 6:06 a.m. on Saturday, July 4, 2020 at her residence.

Evelyn was a homemaker, wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was also a member of the Elkville Christian Church.

She was born June 19, 1927 at Elkville, Illinois, the daughter of Charles Darcy and Bessie Maude (Bradley) Burroughs.

Evelyn married Albert Jean Yates on Feb. 21, 1947 at Elkville, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 19, 2014.

She is survived by six children, Carla Bigham of Elkville, Allen (Brenda) Yates of Elkville, Alice McConnell of Florida, Mark (Linda) Yates of Elkville, Warren (Kathy) Yates of Elkville and Elaine Green of Carbondale; 14 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild on the way.

Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two brothers, Harmon and Carl Burroughs; and one sister, Clara Belle Swann.

Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at the Elkville Christian Church with Rev. Richard Castleman officiating.

Friends may call from 9 a.m. until time of service at the church. They are asked to social distance, as per Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois plan.

Burial will be in the Elkville Cemetery.

Friends may make memorials to Elkville Christian Church and Hospice of Southern Illinois. These will be accepted at the church and funeral home.

Searby Funeral Home in Du Quoin is in charge of arrangements. For additional information or to sign the memorial guest register, visit