March 14, 2023

Dorothy R. Yackley 96, of Durham, Mo., died March 8, 2023 in Blessing Hospital. Dorothy was born on February 8, 1927, in Easton, Mo., a daughter of Philip and Josephine (Bucher) Kneib.

She met her husband Ernest E. Yackley in Jacksonville, Fla., where he was stationed while serving in the U.S. Navy. They were married October 27, 1956, in Jacksonville, and had celebrated 63 years together when Ernie preceded her in death on February 24, 2020. Prior to retiring, Dorothy had worked as a Bookkeeper at McLaughlin Auto and H&R Block both in Quincy.

She was of the Catholic Faith, and was a previous member of the former St. Boniface Catholic Church in Quincy and recently of Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Ewing, Mo.

Dorothy and Ernie loved to travel, and prior to his passing spent several winters in Florida. Dorothy most loved being outdoors. She enjoyed the farming life; gardening and she had a yard full of flowers.

Dorothy is survived by her daughter Katherine Watts and her husband Duane of St. Louis, Mo.; two grandsons, Daniel Watts and his wife Madeline of Ellisville, Mo., and Thomas Watts of Austin, Tx.

A sister, JoAnn King of St. Joseph, Mo., and nieces and nephews also survive.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two brothers, Robert and Francis Kneib; four sisters, Mary Rose Mabie, Helen VanCleave, Marguerite Eiberger, Rita Welsh and a sister in infancy, Elizabeth Kneib.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be on Thursday, March 16, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. at the Church of St. Peter. Interment will be in the Apostolic Church Cemetery in Taylor, Mo. Visitation will be Thursday morning from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at the Church of St. Peter.

In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to Quincy University or Quincy Notre Dame High School.

Service arrangements are with Duker & Haugh Funeral Home.

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