Obituaries » John S. Yoakum
July 14, 1929 - June 14, 2016
Service Date: June 21, 2016
Funeral Home Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home
Rev. Reed Hartford will conduct graveside services at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at the Evergreen Cemetery in Fort Scott, Kansas under the direction of the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home.
John Stanley Yoakum, 86, formerly of Fort Scott and most recently of Valley Center, Kansas, died Tuesday, June 14, 2016 in Wichita, Kansas at the Robert J. Dole VA Hospital. He was born July 14, 1929 in Niantic, Illinois, the son of Merle Truman and Elsie Rachel (Denni) Yoakum. He married Virginia Lee Foster in Fort Scott, Kansas on April 4th, 1952, and she preceded him in death September 27, 2010.
He and Virginia had a son, Bradley Yoakum, on December 25th, 1952, and moved to Valley Center, Kansas shortly after. John served in Korea in the US Army for the 11th ADN, 187 RCT. He was a former agent for KG&E.
Survivors include one brother, seven grandchildren, and eighteen great-grandchildren. In addition to his wife Virginia, John was preceded in death by his parents, his siblings, and his son.
Rev. Reed Hartford will conduct graveside services at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at the Evergreen Cemetery in Fort Scott, Kansas under the direction of the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home. Family and friends will meet at the Funeral Home at 10:30 a.m. and leave for the cemetery at 11:15. Family and friends may sign the guest book at the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home, 15 W. Wall Street, Fort Scott, Kansas. Condolences may also be submitted to the online guestbook at konantz-cheney.com.