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Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon
Inez M. Yerkes died of cancer on Feb. 21, 2000, at Providence Hospital in Portland.
Mrs. Yerkes was born Feb. 14, 1924, in Slade, Ky. Her maiden name was Brown. Prior to living in Wallowa County, she resided in Dayton, Ohio. She moved to Enterprise in 1970. She was a licensed practical nurse and worked for Wallowa County Memorial Hospital, retiring in 1992.
Prior to marrying Roland Yerkes on Feb. 21, 1975, she was married to Otha Morrison on Oct. 12, 1946.
She was preceded in death by her husband Otha Morrison, who died in 1972, and her son Ronald Morrison who died in 1971.
She is survived by her daughter Linda Neace and son-in-law Jim Neace and granddaughter Amy Magness, all of Portland; grandsons, Scott Blessing, Portland, and David Blessing of Colorado Springs, Colo,; four great-grandchildren, Christopher and Austin Magness and Keenan and Amanda Blessing; stepchildren Charles (Fonda) Yerkes, Graham, Wash., Mary Duncan, Port Orchard, Wash., and Kathy Bruno, Pleasanton, Calif.; Sister, Eunice Lambert of Dayton, Ohio; and nieces, Donna Lambert, Patricia Schulke, and Emma Haggerty, all of Dayton, Ohio.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 4, 2000, at Mountain View Christian Church in Joseph.
Internment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in Dayton, Ohio. The family suggests remembrance to the American Cancer Society in her name.
Source: Wallowa County Chieftain, March 2, 2000, Page 2
Contributed by: Sue Wells