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1936 Marla 2021

Marla Jean Yonkman

March 11, 1936 — September 1, 2021

Marla (Russ) Yonkman died unexpectedly at home on September 1, 2021 in Belton, Missouri at the age of 85.

Marla is survived by her children: Peggy Wilson, Jeff Yonkman (Julie), Kim Corbett, and Michele Brennen (Rick); sister-in-law Cheryl Yonkman; granddaughters: Shari Danford, Kristy Kohne, Rachel Machin (Brad), and Melissa Forster (Lee); grandsons: Ryan Yonkman and Dylan Brennen; great-grandchildren: Ashley Danford and JC Ford, Avery, Cameron, and Gabriel; great-great grandchildren: Ashtyn and Braxtyn; and also several nieces and nephews in the Michigan area.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Kenneth Yonkman of Warsaw, Missouri, son Rick Yonkman, son-in-law Jim Corbett, son Stephan Yonkman, her brothers Bud, Bob and Jerry Russ, and her sister Carole.

Marla was born on March 11, 1936 in Cadillac, Michigan to Laurison and Beverly Russ. She married Robert D. Booth, who passed away in December 1954. She later married Kenneth Yonkman in 1957. Marla lived in Cadillac, Michigan, Denver, Colorado, Amarillo, Texas and Denison, Texas; she also spent a year in the Phillippines where her husband was stationed with the Air Force. Marla began working for King Radio after moving to the area and later retired from there. She also worked for DS Bus Lines as a bus monitor at the time of her death in Belton, MO.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

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