Geneva Yearns 83, passed away early Wednesday morning, January 20, 2021, in the Schuyler County Nursing Home.
The daughter of Harold and Thelma (Forbes) Bergman she was born March 19, 1937 in Queen City. She grew up in the Queen City area and attended the Green Valley Rural School and graduated from the Queen City High School with the class of 1954.
On September 12, 1959, she was united in marriage to Harold “Ott” Yearns who preceded her in death in 1994. She was also preceded in death by her parents, a son Dwayne Yearns, one daughter-in-law, Teresa Yearns, two brothers Kenneth Bergman and James Bergman, a brother-in-law Junior Schmitter and two sisters in law Nikki Yearns and Mary Ann Yearns.
Geneva is survived by children, Darel ”Ott” Yearns and wife Sandy of Memphis, MO, Dale Yearns and wife Julie of Queen City, MO, Gary Yearns and wife Vicky of Lancaster, MO, Wanda Simmons and husband Joe of Novelty, MO, and John Yearns and wife Ashley of Queen City, MO, thirteen grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. She is also survived by a sister Gwenda Jackson of Lancaster, MO, two brothers Gene Bergman and wife Hereldine of Queen City, MO and Larry Bergman and wife Tammy of Booneville, MO; sisters-in-law Rosie Bergman, Rosemary Kollazar and husband David, and Martha Schmitter; brothers-in-law Leroy Yearns and wife Terry, Eugene Yearns, Earl Dean Yearns and wife Kathy, and Clifford Yearns.
Geneva cooked at several local restaurants, Manor Care Nursing Home and retired from Schuyler County Nursing Home.
Geneva loved spending time with her family. She especially loved the big Sunday dinners. In later years she liked to cross stitch and embroidery.
Her grandchildren and great grandchildren were the highlight of her life.
Funeral service will be at 11:00 am Saturday (January 23, 2021) in the Dooley Funeral Home with Pastor Sonny Smyser officiating. Burial will be in the Queen City Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Daniel Yearns, Hunter Yearns, Joey Sharp, Bo Yearns, Austin Jones, and Jeremy Broomball.
Visitation will be from 10:00 to 11:00 am Saturday (January 23, 2021) at the Dooley Funeral Home.
Memorials are suggested to the family.