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Geneva Yearns March 19, 1937 to January 20, 2021

Geneva Yearns

March 19, 1937 to January 20, 2021


Geneva Yearns, 83, passed away early Wednesday morning, January 20, 2021, in the Schuyler County Nursing Home in Queen City.

The daughter of Harold and Thelma (Forbes) Bergman she was born March 19, 1937, in Queen City, Missouri. She grew up in the Queen City area and attended the Green Valley Rural School and graduated from the Queen City High School with the class of 1954.

On September 12, 1959, she was united in marriage to Harold “Ott” Yearns, who preceded her in death in 1994. She was also preceded in death by her parents; a son, Dwayne Yearns; two brothers, Kenneth Bergman and James Bergman; a brother-in-law, Junior Schmitter; and two sisters in law, Nikki Yearns and Mary Ann Yearns.

Geneva is survived by children, Darel ”Ott” Yearns and wife, Sandy, of Memphis, Missouri, Dale Yearns and wife, June, of Queen City, Missouri, Gary Yearns and wife, Vicky, of Lancaster, Missouri, Wanda Simmons and husband, Joe, of Novelty, Missouri, and John Yearns and wife, Ashley, of Queen City, Missouri; thirteen grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren. She is also survived by a sister, Gwenda Jackson, of Lancaster, Missouri; two brothers, Gene Bergman and wife, Hereldine, of Queen City, Missouri, and Larry Bergman and wife, Tammy, of Booneville, Missouri; sisters-in-law, Rosie Bergman, Rosemary Kollazar, and husband, David, and Martha Schmitter; and brothers-in-law, Leroy Yearns and wife, Terry, Eugene Yearns, Earl Dean Yearns and wife, Cathy, and Clifford Yearns.

Geneva cooked at several local restaurants, Manor Care Nursing Home, and retired from Schuyler County Nursing Home.

Geneva loved spending time with her family. She especially loved the big Sunday dinners. In later years, she liked to cross stitch and embroidery.

Her grandchildren and great grandchildren were the highlight of her life.

Funeral service was at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 23, 2021, in the Dooley Funeral Home with Pastor Sonny Smyser, officiating. Burial was in the Queen City Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Daniel Yearns, Hunter Yearns, Joey Sharp, Bo Yearns, Austin Jones, and Jeremy Broomball.

Visitation was from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, January 23, 2021, at the Dooley Funeral Home.

Memorials are suggested to the family.


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