Shorty Yost

Funeral Service for Fleda Ann (Shorty) Yost, 87, Lawrence, will be 11:00 am Friday, November 1, 2019, at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery. She was born July 13, 1932, in Ottawa, the daughter of Harry Max and Fleda Lenora (Bogardus) Drake. She died Sunday October 27, 2019, at her home.

Shorty grew up in Ottawa and attended Ottawa schools, graduating from Ottawa High School. She attended and graduated Ottawa University with a Teaching degree. Shorty worked for her father at Drake Bakery in Ottawa. She was crowned Miss Football her senior year at Ottawa High School. She taught for a few years and then stayed home with their children.

She married Alfred J. Yost on June 5, 1955, in Ottawa. He died January 14, 2006. She and her husband owned Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home for the last 40 years. They had lived in Ottawa, Wichita, Wellington, and Lawrence. She was an avid bridge player and loved to exercise.

Survivors include two sons, Brad (Kimla), Fairway, and Bart (Georgette), Lawrence; a sister-in-law, Martha Nemeth, Topeka; two grandchildren Drake and Taylor, and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by sister Dorthea Miller and brother Harry Max Drake Jr.

She will lay in state Thursday noon to 8 pm at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church or the charity of the donors choice, in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, PO Box 1260, Lawrence KS 66044.

Messages & Condolences

From edward white...

Bart and family
My sincere condolences for your loss. Your father Al played golf at the Orchards is where I met him. A group of golfers and wives went to the Lake of the Ozarks in 1992. This is where I first met Shorty. After just briefly visiting with Al and Shorty you knew she was such a lovely lady. From the years that pasted she always was a wonderful wife, mother and person.
God bless you guys at this time.

From Goody Garfield...

Fond farewell to a strong strength training companion who lit up the room with her warmth and smiles.
Goody

From Susan Heck Holcomb...

Brad and Bart,
Sorry to hear that your mom has passed away. She was such a good friend to my mom. Hopefully they are reunited in heaven. Thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

From Carol J Randel...

Bart & Family
So sorry about you loss. I always enjoyed visiting with her.

From Cristy Sullivan...

Bart and Family,
I am sorry to hear of your moms death. She will certainly be missed. You all are in my prayers.
Cristy Sullivan

From Patti Dardis...

Brad and Bart,
Your mother was such a lovely lady. She was a good friend to me, and I loved her dearly. (As I did your dad) I have so many wonderful memories with Shorty, which I will forever keep in my heart.
She sure loved her sons, and I know, you both will miss her so much.
God be with you.

From Mary Grandin Meeker...

Brad and Bart, I am sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. I have so many fond memories of your mom and dad and you boys while you lived in Wellington. I am sure you don’t remember me, but I used to babysit Bart and sometimes both of you. Prayers for you both and your families.

From harriett hamon...

Bart and family
My mother Virginia Kreider, Marion Spary.Winnie Joyce. and your
mother had a coffee klatch for years.They had a lot of fun and some great desserts.They are all now gone. I hope they have
coffee klatchs in Heaven.

From Mitch Tibbs...

Dear Brad and Bart, I’m sorry to hear about your mom. Your folks were the best! I remember all the Thursday night “therapy” sessions they had, of course kids were not allowed. She will be missed.

From Jill Ackerman...

Dear Brad, I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. I adore the story of her crowning as Miss Football, and when I look at her picture, I can see that she passed her kind and sweet smile on to you. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

From Debbie Shafer...

Bart and Family
So sorry to hear about ur mom she will be greatly missed. She was a wonderful person. She’s with ur dad and they are walking together in heaven holding hands. Your dad was at the gates of heaven waiting on his sweetheart.

From Brad Burnside...

Dear Brad, Bart, and Family,

Please accept my deepest sympathies on your loss.

From Rosemary Morris...

Shorty and I, and friends, enjoyed many years of Senior Strength Training at Holcolm Park. She was such a lovely lady and friend to all. She will be missed………

From Brandi & Tom McNish...

Bart and family, so very sorry for your loss. Fleda was a very kind lady.
You are in our thoughts and prayers.

From Michael Piper...

Bart & Family,
Sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers

From Janice Olker...

I am so sorry for your loss. Shorty was such a good friend to my mom and our family. We’ll keep you all in our prayers.

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