Debber Sue Yates also known to family and friends as Debbie, departed this life on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 having reached the age of sixty-four years, four months, and twenty-six days. Debbie was born on October 30, 1955 in Hattie, Missouri, a daughter of the late Richard Lee Riley and the late Mary Inez Riley.
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Debbie is survived by her three sons: Richard Yates and wife Jennifer, Samuel Yates, and Terry Yates Jr.; two grandsons: Timothy and Benjamin Yates; and one brother, Dan Riley.
Debbie is preceded in death by her parents and many siblings.
Debbie will be fondly remembered for her compassion and selfless attitude toward others. She never met a stranger as her warmth and care for others was always on display. Debbie always had an open door, story and a good laugh for all that needed it. A celebration of Debbie's life will be planned for late summer/fall 2020.
Funeral arrangements were respectfully entrusted to the care and direction of DeClue Funeral Home. Expressions of sympathy may be shared by visiting decluefuneralhome.com