She was a mother and homemaker for the 68 years she had with her husband, Carbet Yates who preceded her in death February 14, 2015. She worked very little outside the home. She and Carbet spent many, many hours in the woods looking for ginseng and mushroom hunting. She said it kept them both young.
Survivors include her children, Sharon Case, Edwin (Charlene) Yates, Carol (Russell) McGue and Clinton (Barbara) Yates; grandchildren, Darin Case, Todd Case, Jamie Case, Sharon Camacho, Derek Yates, Heather Fagan, Teddie Yates, Minnibelle Yates, Seneca Yates, Loretta Yates, Kelly Yates, and Brett Richards; many great-grandchildren; siblings, Estelle Shenk, Ransom Meade, Ethel Hamilton, Rose Jackson, Almas Shepherd and Linro Meade.
She was preceded in death by her siblings, Tworea Ratliff, June Harvey, Lemuel Meade, Woodrow Meade, Muriel Perkins, Zora Meade, and T.J. Meade; granddaughters, Carol Lee Kay Siltana Yates and Heather Danielle Richards and son-in-law, Orbie Lee Case.
Friends and family will be received on Friday, February 9, 2018 from 5 to 8 pm at Eastman Funeral Home, New London, where a service will be held on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 11 am with Linro Meade (her brother), officiating. Burial will follow in Fitchville Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the New London Church of Christ in Siltana’s name. Online condolences may be made by visiting www.eastmanfuneralhome.com