Anna J. Yates

May 25, 1944 ‒ September 04, 2017

Delaware, Ohio

Anna J. Yates, 73, of Delaware passed away Monday afternoon, September 4, 2017 at her residence.

She was born May 25, 1944 in McDowell, Kentucky to the late Lee B. Hall and Delphia (Osborne) Hall.

First and foremost Anna was a dedicated mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. For almost 25 years she worked as the dietary manager of Sarah Moore Home. She also worked as a nurse assistant at Grady Memorial Hospital and for the former Flxible Corporation.

She loved working in her flower and vegetable gardens, walking her dog, Max and spending time with her cat, Fluffer. An avid Buckeye and Reds fan, she also enjoyed reading, listening to country music and playing on her computer. A wonderful cook, her biscuits and gravy and green beans were simply the best. She treasured gathering her family together for her bountiful breakfast and her Christmas fudge couldn’t be beat.

Persistent in her own unique way, she was strong willed. Never one to hold back, she was quite the socializer and was easy to befriend. As the family matriarch her life centered on her beloved family; each and every one.

Left to cherish her memory are her children,  Lorraine Inglish, Ricky (Terri) Yates both all of Delaware, Danny (Paula) Yates of Dublin, Patty (Rick) Ratliff, Betty (Doug) Richmond, Junior (Laurie) Yates all of Delaware; 8 grandsons and 6 granddaughters: Eric and Travis Yates, Nicole, Mackenzie, Zach Yates,  Briana Dachniewicz, David (Renee) Inglish, Otis (Christy), Lucas, and Cory Ratliff, Josh Richmond and Allison, Rachel, and Lauren Yates, great-grandchildren Jesse and Conner, brothers, John T. Hall of Georgetown, KY., Jimmy Ray Hall of Georgetown, KY., Billy Harold Hall of Hot Springs, AR., and Roger Mullins of Ft. Walton, FL.; sisters, and Peggy Combs of Mousie, KY.; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by sisters Holly Williamson, Madelin Hayes, Madge Keen, Betty J. Hall, and Ruby Banks and brothers Junior Humphries and Ronnie L. Hall.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, September 7, 2017 from 2:00-4:00 and 6:00 – 8:00 pm at the Snyder Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Drive at W. William St., Delaware and where funeral services will be held on Friday, September 8, 2017 at 11:00 am with Pastor Donnie Akers officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Contributions in Anna’s memory may be made to Humane Society of Delaware County, 4920 S. R. 37 East, Delaware, OH 43015.

The Snyder Rodman Funeral Center of Delaware is honored to serve the Yates family.

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  • Deer Yates family your mother was a very special lady and a wonderful mother. I never will forget the time that I would come to your home when we were in school your mother always had a nice word for everybody and then made her very special . To me and to all the friends that Ricky had so Mrs Yates I am not going to say goodbye I am going to say farewell my friend and I know that you are resting in the arms of your savior Jesus Christ and may God have peace on your family so God bless each and everyone of you and I’ll be praying for you

  • Anna was such a wonderful woman. I enjoyed the time we spent talking and sharing stories. She was a dear woman with a great love for her family. She was so proud of each and every one of her children and grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was such a joy to be around. I will miss her and her friendship deeply. I pray that God sends each of you peace in your heart to make it through the next stage of your lives. Remember the promise of Jesus. We will see her once again, restored to full health. Love to all you.

  • Anna was a wonderful loving, caring and thoughtful person, friend and neighbor who took care of everyone, including my dog Wheldon. (She made sure he was well fed) 😃 and they bonded from day one years ago. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her and we will cherrish those wonderful memories where she made us laugh or argued with us! She took pride in her family and bragged of them often, as she should have because she raised them all to be loving caring wonderful people as well. She is now an Angel looking out for us all. Prayers and Hugs to all her family and friends.

    Love you all,

  • Our sincere condolences to the Yates Family. Although we did not know Anna we know two of her children. Daughter Betty and son-in-law Doug Richmond. Son Dan and daughter-in-law Paula Yates. Wonderful people. Sending thoughts and prayers to the family.

    Paul & Darlene Newport

  • My mother, Anne Norris Bott, lived her last eight years at Sarah Moore and dearly loved Anna. Mom spoke of Anna often. I am so sorry that Anna has passed away, but now she and Mom can get into trouble together! Love and prayers to the family…

  • Lorraine…I didn”t know your Mum for very long but she was so very kind to me and Molly.. I saw the friendliness and caring in her that l will always remember

  • Patty and family, what a beautiful tribute to a beautiful woman. I hope that your cherished memories will help you heal. I know what a tremendous loss this is for your family . Prayers to all

  • Anna was a very special lady. She had a cute little hop when bowled together on Tuesday night’s. A special woman who gave me a baby shower for my daughter when I worked at Sarah Moore. Never shy and always one to impart words of wisdom or just tell ya what you were doing wrong with a recipe when it wouldn’t come out right. Thoughts are with her family at this time.

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. I’d only met Ms Anna Jewel once, at my wedding to my amazing husband Jimmy Kelley as she fondly called him. Jimmy says no one made biscuits and gravy like Anna Jewel. My husband’s greatest memories are of Eastwood Ave with all the Yates kids. She raised her babies well . God bless you all.
    James and Tammie Kelley

    • Thanks guys. I really means alot to all of us. On a side note:
      The Kelly Boys and the biscuit story was part of the sermon during the services. It brought a nice laugh that mom would have loved. 🙂

  • Rick, Patty and families,

    Tracie and I are saddened to hear of your mothers passing! I only briefly knew her but could tell what a great lady!

  • I am so heartbroken and sad at the death of my aunt Anna Jewel. She touched so many hearts and lives and I am so proud that she has been part of my life. Anna will always be in my heart and I am all the better for knowing her. RIP sweet lady.

  • Danny,

    I am truly sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family at this time. May the comfort of knowing your mom is at peace ease the pain of her absence.

    Roberta Banks

  • I remember Anna at Sarah moore,she was a good friend to my mom,Rosie Rhodes too! So sorry for your loss . Prayers are with you!

  • I was always touched by the kindness Anna displayed when she cared for patients at Sarah Moore and Grady, she was a very special woman. Rest In Peace dear Anna.

  • To all the Yates family, I’m so sorry to hear about Anna passing away. She was one special lady that I will miss. Keeping your whole family in my prayers.
    Sincerely, Tina.

  • So sorry for your family’s loss, Anna is a wonderful lady I have known forever. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers

  • To Yates family,
    Your Mom was a special lady. She loved her family and was so kind and always had smile on her face. May your many memories of a life well lived sustain you and give you peace.
    Rozella Miller

  • To all of the Yates Family, I have known Anna and family for over 30 years and I think she was a wonderful, funny and great person who I truly enjoyed talking to. I will miss her very much.
    The family will be in my prayers. just remember all of the happy memories you have had.

    Love Always

    Jamie Lee Marcum

  • To The Yates Family:

    It saddens Momma and I for your loss of your beautiful Mom, Anna was certainly a treasured friend and was just like family, Her and Mom worried about each other, they always kept in contact even after they worked many years together. You could always count on a hug and a kiss from Anna, she had a heart of gold. She left us with many memories and stories that she used to tell, She truly loved her family and would light up when she would talk about them: You all were very blessed to have had such an amazing woman for a Mom..Prayers and Love for all of You, Anna will be so missed but never forgotten..

  • Danny….

    Your mother was obviously a wonderful person and it’s clear that many of her best attributes “rubbed off” on you! Know that all of your friends at DRC are keeping you and your family members in our thoughts and prayers in this difficult time. We all send our love and our condolences. You know you can depend on us and lean on us when you return. Take care…..Cliff

  • Danny,

    My prayers go out to you and your family for your loss. Remember all the good times you had with your mother and keep those memories close to your heart.

    Take Care
    Sherice Josey

  • Dan,

    So sorry to hear your news. I am truly sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I know that your mother has left you beautiful and fond memories keep them close so that the memories become treasures. I send my deepest sympathies.

    “Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted” Matthew 5:4

  • Dear Patty & Family, Sorry to hear about the loss of you Mom.Our prayers go out tto you and your family.

  • Dear Patty & Betty, I’m so sorry for your loss! You had a special relationship with your Mom that will last forever! All those great memories will see you through this time of sadness. God bless your families! Ann & Jay Schmidt

  • So sorry for your loss. Anna was a great lady. She will be missed by many. I am so lost for words.

  • Hello Danny,

    I am so sorry for your loss. You know that God makes no mistakes and is in control at all times. Your Mom sound like a beautiful person and has left her last journey here on earth and no longer have to suffer in this life.

    The memories you and your family have of your mother, grandmother, and great grandmother will be with you forever. Cherish them for they are precious moments you shared together.

  • Anna was a special last who touched many lives. I’ve known her only for a few short years but it became apparent to me very quickly that Anna genuinely care about others. I enjoyed the little visits we had and will miss seeing her sitting out on her front porch or in her chair in the living room. My only regret would be not having the opportunity to have known her longer. I look forward to meeting up with her again in heaven. To all of her family, my thoughts and prayers are with you. . .

  • Dear Dan –

    So sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your and your family. Here if you need us.

  • So terribly sorry for the sudden passing of Anna. I had not seen her lately but always remember her as a kind and happy person who certainly was the important center of her large family. I am so sorry for your loss and wish I could attend the service. I must take my own mom to a doctor appointment then unfortunately. I will make a donation to the humane society in her honor and will be thinking of you.

  • So very sorry to hear of your mom’s passing, she was very proud of family. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
    Sincerely John and Jeannette Greathouse 💕

  • We are sincerely sorry for your loss .May God bless you in your time of need. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Please let us know if there is anything we can do. With love…The DiPietro’s

  • To All of the Yates Family, Anna was a very special person who always made me laugh.
    I really truly enjoyed being around her. She will be missed so much.
    If you need anything please let me know.

    You all will be in My Prayers.
    With Love Jamie Lee Marcum

  • To the Yates Family:
    I am so very fortunate and blessed to say that your Mom took me in as one of her own. She always made me feel welcomed at her home. I have so many wonderful memories of my visits with her. I especially will remember the times of helping her with her flowers!! She was a special woman with a heart of gold. Thoughts and prayers to all during this time of sorrow.

    Sandy Dennis

    • Oh Sandra, mom loved you for all those many days helping her with her flowers when she couldn’t and just sitting & chit chatting 🙂 You & Moma are very special GEMS to me. I love you both very much.

  • I would like to extend my condolences to the family of Anna Yates. I was not familiar with her, but was with Lorraine Inglish, having worked with her, as well as her with son david. I certa soon.inly hope peace and comfort find the family