Rosalind M. Yates, 98

Rosalind M. Yates, 98, of Wabash, Indiana, went to her Heavenly home at 6:39 pm, Friday, March 4, 2016 at Miller's Merry Manor East in Wabash. 

he was born July 22, 1917 in Wabash, to Austin and Mae (Butterbaugh) Kirby.

Rosalind was a 1935 graduate of Lagro High School, and attended Marion College (now Indiana Wesleyan University) for two years. After attending college Rosalind served three years as a missionary in Jamestown, Ky., with Mrs. Marie Clement. Over the years she worked in several businesses as a salesperson.

On Aug. 17, 1956, she married the Rev. Arlie Glen Yates in Wabash, they then moved to the Northwest where they served several Wesleyan churches in the states of Oregon and Washintgon. A daughter, Rebecca Ann, was born in 1960 and died at birth. They returned to Wabash in 1970 and continued serving in the Wesleyan church.

After her husband's death on Oct. 23, 1990, she started attending Wabash Alliance Church, where she has been a faithful member.  Rosalind will be remembered for her encouraging words and as a faithful intercesor for her family and friends. 

She is survived by her sister-in-law, Wanda Kirby of Columbia City, two nieces Karen (Philip) Schnorr of Columbia City and Kelly (Roger) Torres of Huntington, three great nephews Bradley Beagell of Columbia City, Evan Foley and Nathaniel Garrison, both of Huntington, two great nieces Kirby Lynn (Erick) Foley and Natasha Hilton, both of Huntington, cousin Robert (Violet) Kirtlan of Roann, and her special friends, Richard Day, Alma DeVore, Paul and Bonnie Kelly, Janet Quillen, and Paul and Joann Zintsmaster. 

She was also preceded in death by her parents, brother Audian Jack Kirby, nephew Kevin Kirby, and step son Dean Yates

Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Thursday, March 10, 2016 at Wabash Alliance Church, 1200 N. Cass Street, Wabash, with Rev. Don Mitchell officiating.  Burial will be in Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash.  Friends may call 12-2pm Thursday, at the church.  Arrangements by Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, Wabash.

Preferred memorial is the Mission Fund at Wabash Alliance Church

The memorial guest book for Rosalind may be signed at


Posted on 2016 Mar 08