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.

Alfred J. Yost

Services for Alfred J. Yost, 75, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery. Mr. Yost died Saturday, Jan. 14, 2006, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

He was born June 6, 1930, in Alexander, the son of Adam John and Lydia Georg Yost. He graduated from LaCrosse High School in 1948 and the Kansas City College of Mortuary Science in 1951.He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict from January 1953 until January 1955.He worked for the Lamb Funeral Home in Ottawa and Culbertson Funeral Home in Wichita. In 1964 he purchased the Fisher Funeral Home in Wellington, which became Yost Funeral Home; he owned it for 13 years. He purchased the Rumsey Funeral Home in Lawrence in 1978, which later became Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home & Crematory, where he worked until his death.He received a 50 Years of Service award in the funeral industry in 2001.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Lawrence, the Sertoma Club of Lawrence, American Legion Dorsey-Liberty Post 14, Ottawa Lodge No. 18 A.F. & A.M., Kansas Funeral Directors Assn., National Funeral Directors Assn. and the Lawrence Country Club.

He married Fleda Ann “Shorty” Drake on June 5, 1955, in Ottawa. She survives, of the home.

Other survivors include two sons, Brad, Fairway, and Bart, Lawrence; a sister, Martha Nemeth, Topeka; and two grandchildren Drake Yost of Fairway and Taylor Yost of Lawrence.

Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today Jan. 16th. 2006 at the funeral home.

Memorials to the First Baptist Church or the charity of the donor’s choice, sent in care of the Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Indiana, Lawrence, KS 66044.