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Judith Ann Yates

Judith Ann Yates of Ironton, Missouri, passed away on January 27, 2021 at the age of 71 years. She was born on December 12, 1949 in Ironton, Missouri, the daughter of Robert and Helen (Hurst) Yates.

Judith is survived by her daughter, Kristal (James) Jarvis of Ironton, Missouri and two granddaughters: Baylee Stockmann (Clayton Lorenz) of Annapolis, Missouri and Faith Jarvis of Ironton, Missouri.  Also surviving are her mother, Helen Yates of Ironton, Missouri, two brothers: Clifford (Donna) Yates of Arcadia, Missouri; and Mark (Lois) Yates of Belleview, Missouri, four sisters: Cheri (James) Layton of Ironton, Missouri; Nancy Brawley of Ironton, Missouri; Vickie (Terry) Hogan of Steelville, Missouri; and Rosemarie (Paul) Memhardt of Ironton, Missouri; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Judith was preceded in death by her father, Robert Clifford Yates; her brother, Robert Dale Yates; and her former husband and friend, Frank Plumlee.

Judith was employed for many years as an English teacher at Mineral Area College in Park Hills. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Ironton.  She looked forward to spending Saturdays with “the sisters”.  She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.



A Memorial visitation will be held on Thursday, February 4, 2021 from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at Bryson Funeral Home.  A Memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m. with Pastor Lois Yates and Rev. Terry Hogan officiating.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family to assist with funeral expenses.  Online condolences may be made to the family at



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