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Ernest E. Yackley

Ernest E. Yackley

Ernest Eugene Yackley. age 86, of Durham, Mo. died on Monday, February 24, 2020 in the Manatee Hospital in Bradenton, Fl. Ernest was born in Oakwood, Missouri on September 18, 1933 a son of Harry Oliver and Katherine (Lugena) Yackley Dilts. Ernest met Dorothy R. Kneib in Jacksonville, FL while he was stationed there in the Navy. They were married on October 27, 1956 in Jacksonville. Last year, Ernie and Dorothy celebrated their 63rd anniversary.

Ernie was employed by Gardner-Denver from 1951 to 1994, retiring after 43 years. He had already started work for the company when he was called to serve in the U.S. Navy.

He was in the Navy during Korean War from 1953 to 1957. While at boot camp he was named Honor Man, which was an award voted for by the men in his boot camp. Ernie achieved the rank of Yeoman and served on the U.S.S. Bennington. This ship was damaged by fire and explosion on May 26, 1954.

Ernie attended college while working at Gardner-Denver, he then graduated from Quincy College. He was a member of Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Ewing, MO.
Ernie had an outgoing personality, and he loved to make you laugh. He made friends everywhere, He also enjoyed farming, his John Deere, hunting and fishing.

Along with his wife Dorothy, survivors include a daughter, Katherine Watts and her husband Duane of St. Louis, MO: 2 grandsons, Daniel Watts and his wife Madeline of Ellisville, MO and Thomas Watts of St. Louis. A sister-in-law Joann King of St. Joseph, MO and many nieces and nephews also survive.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother Harry O. Yackley, a sister Iona K. Slates.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. in Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Ewing, MO. Interment in Apostolic Church Cemetery, Taylor, MO. Visitation will be held on Tuesday evening from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. in the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Quincy University. Funeral arrangements are with the Duker and Haugh Funeral Home. www.dukerandhaugh.com

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From:
Mark Wiewel
Quincy, IL
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I am very sorry for your loss.
Eternal rest for Ernie.
From:
Jim&Sharon Morrell
Quincy,Ill, IL
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So sorry to hear about Ernie,you have our sincere sympathy.
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Pauline R genest
Manchester, NH
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To our dearest friend of 65 years. It all started in Florida and ended in Florida. I forever thank the US Navy for bringing us together. It has been a priceless friendship and you and Dorothy will

forever be in my heart. I love you till the end of time Mr Yelverton. Pauline XO
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Pauline R Genest
Manchester, NH
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It all started in Florida 65 years ago and ended in Florida. I am forever grateful to the US Navy for bringing us together. Our friendship has been priceless and I will love you till the end of time Mr Yelverton.. may God watch over Dorothy. Pauline (& the Horse too) XO
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Brandy Hawthorne
Bellingham, WA
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I’m so sorry for your loss. I didn’t know either of you very well but thankful for the small amount of time I’ve had the opportunity to spend with you while visiting my grandparents, Guido & Barbara Merkel, with my mom, Tammy. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. -Brandy Hawthorne and family.
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Pattyl Roberts
Tallahassee, FL
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I have been so blessed to have Ernie and Dorothy in my life for 65 years, and I will always cherish the visits and the shrimp dinners as they traveled through Tallahassee, Florida on their way to Palmetto over the past 12 years. From the day they were married in my parents' home in Jacksonville, to the most recent visit we had in January of this year, Ernie was a shining light and a friend I will always love as my Mom and Dad did. Rachel and I pray for peace, comfort and strength for Dorothy and Katherine -- we trust in the Lord's promise of eternal life and know we will be reunited with him. We look forward to that joyous day.
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Diane
Manchester, NH
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Ernie's passion for life and making people laugh was absolutely contagious. His loss will leave a profound hole in many hearts, including mine. We love you soooooo verrrrry much Ernie. Please tease the Horse in heaven ♥♥♥
From:
Bridgette West
Saint louis, MO
Comments:
So Sorry For Your Loss.
From:
James Timothy King
AUBURN, WA
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Dear Aunt Dorthy and Family:
I am so very sorry for your loss. Will be praying for all of you so you may heal.
From:
Harold Hibbard
Quincy, IL
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Ernnie gave me a chance at Gardners ; and I am grateful. Thanks Ernnie ; i will see you again some fine day
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Jan Schroder
Quincy, IL
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Ernie hired me at Gardner Denver Company 47 years ago. And what a blessing that was to me, to work for such a great company. Prayers lifted up for the family. PEACE
From:
Pauline Maxwell
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So sorry yes he was a classmate of mine and Quincy high school rest in peace Earnie
From:
Wayne & Nadine Palmer
Quincy, IL
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Our hearts go out to you Dorothy. He was a kind,caring, encouraging person.
You were a great couple!
From:
Sharon Logsdon
Quincy, IL
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Dorothy, I am so sorry for your loss. Ernie had a special place in my heart. He was such a sweet person.
From:
Judy Leach
Ewing, MO
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Condolences and prayers for the family!
From:
Loida Aaron
Herrin, IL
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Dorothy and Kathy I’m so sorry for your loss.
Sending love and prayers.
From:
Jay & Betty Henry
Palmetto, FL
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Sincere condolences to Dorothy and family. It was a pleasant surprise when you two walked into the clubhouse for Saturday morning g coffee this year. Ernie’s smile was contagious, and he will be missed.
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Mark Lueckenhoff
Ewing, MO
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We will sorely miss Ernie’s cheerful smile at Queen of Peace church. But I especially want to pay tribute to Ernie’s years at Gardner-Denver. My deceased father worked there and thought the world of Ernie!
From:
Jeff Kimbel
Raleigh, NC
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Dorothy, I'm very sorry for your loss. It has been almost 30 years, but I think of Ernie often and the important role he played in my life. He was a terrific man I'll remember always.
From:
Wanda(Sissy)Sapp
Port Charlotte, FL
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What a loving funny and AWESOME person Ernie was. A smile wider than any I have seen. First time I met him I felt I knew him for years. I will miss you Ernie as if you were my own family.
God be with you Dorothy and Kathrine Ann during this very tough time. RIP ERNIEπŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™
From:
Joann King
St Joseph, MO
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Dorothy, too soon, too quick. I am so sorry for you and Katherine Ann and family. God Bless you.
From:
Mike Foster
Quincy, IL
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Dorothy, Cindy and I were so sorry to hear about Earnie’s passing. We have such great memories of St. Patrick’s day dinners and our kids visits to Missouri with Mom and Dad. May God bless you.
From:
Dave Watts
Delavan, IL
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So sorry for your loss. Didn't know Ernie as well as I would have liked to but I know for sure he made the world a better place for all who had the pleasure off knowing him .
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Jim & Peggy Bailey
Quincy, IL
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We were so sad to hear about Ernie's death. We remember all the great conversations we had at the QU fitness center. Ernie was such a great gentleman. Are condolences to Dorothy and family.
From:
Margaret Zussblatt
Chesterfield, MO
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So sorry to hear about your loss.
From:
Harriet Bailey
St.Louis, MO
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Sorry for your loss.
From:
Penny Ormond
Liberty, IL
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Dorothy, so sorry for your loss. I enjoyed talking with Ernie when he came into Cardiac Rehab. He was a friendly guy!
From:
Karen Goodwin
Quincy, IL
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Dorothy, I am so sorry to learn of Ernie's death. I am also sorry to just now be responding, but just now saw the notice when looking for another obituary. What a sweet guy you were blessed to spend your life with. If you get back to Quincy please call me.
Love you.
From:
Becky Coelho
Quincy, IL
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Most recently I enjoyed Ernie and Dorothy's fun time at the QU pool with the Waterbugs. However, he and my dad worked together at GD the same 43 years, He hired me with respect for my dad. Fooled them both and lasted until the bi big lay-off. He gave me the advice to go back to school. I know all his friends and relatives will miss him...especially his nephew, Curtis. I imagine he and Dad are trading jokes and talking about the Cardinals, Sleep in peace, Ernie and my prayers to Dorothy and family.