yatesGREENVILLE, KY - Thelma Katherine Yates, 88 of Greenville, KY passed away on Saturday, February 25, 2012 at 10:00 pm at her daughter’s home.

Thelma was born on April 25, 1923 in Graham, Kentucky the daughter of William Lloyd Winebarger and Lillian Virginia Oates Winebarger. She was both a prolific artist and a favorite teacher. She taught special education and 2nd and 3rd grade at Greenville Elementary School for 20 years. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Greenville for many years, and took a leadership role, sang in the Joyful Sounds, and demonstrated her love and faithfulness to everyone she knew. She was a painter and belonged to the Greenville Art Guild and had watercolor and oil showings in the Duncan Center in Greenville. An avid and knowledgeable bird watcher and gardener, she had a special touch with plants, animals, and all whom she knew. She will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered.

She leaves behind:
Three daughters
    Carolyn Ratliff
    Susan (Pat) Kays
    Sara (David) Joines
    Ty Andrew, Laura Kathryn, Kelly Jacqueline, Elizabeth Anne, David Michael, Jonathan Patrick,    Rodney Leigh, Laurel Beth
Great Grandchildren
    Evera Michael, Timothy, Joseph, Abigail, Caleb, Christi, Jonathan, Benjamin, Joshua, Nathaniel
Great-great Grandchild
    Miles Lucus

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, February 28, 2012 between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm at First Baptist Church in Greenville, KY.

Funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at 2:00 pm from First Baptist Church by Dr. Charles Midkiff and Reverend John F. Brandon. Burial will follow in Unity Cemetery in Graham, KY.

Online condolences to the family may be made at www.garysfuneralhome.net

Posted on 2/2/14

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