Lorena Mae Yeubanks, age 80 of Coffeyville passed away on April 28, 2018 at Windsor Place.
Lorena was born in Independence on November 15, 1937 to Merle and Eunice (DeTar) Grabham. She attended rural schools and graduated from Independence High School. Out of high School she met George “Willard” Yeubanks and the couple was later married in Coffeyville on November 17, 1956. To this union they were blessed with two sons and a daughter. Lorena operated a daycare out of the family’s home for a number of years before they opened the Dearing Family Delight. They later purchased the Country Time Mall and added the Music Theater. Together the couple shared a love for music, often times you could find Lorena playing the piano with Willard on the fiddle. Lorena would often play for the Central Baptist Church as well. She enjoyed camping, trips to Branson, working crosswords, playing the piano, hosting gatherings, and dearest to her heart was all of her family. She was the definition of a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother.
Lorena’s memories will live on with her children; sons, Ricky Lee Yeubanks his significant other Lisa Palmer, and Benny Ray Yeubanks his wife Kay, her daughter Debra Kay Thompson her husband Nicky, brothers, Jerald Grabham his wife Helen and Gary Grabham his wife Kathy grandchildren, Ashley Horick her husband Ryan, Amy Jantz her husband John, Abby Jontra her husband Travis, Kristina Thompson, Cody Thompson, Bradley Yeubanks his wife Hannah, Brandon Yeubanks, Brett Yeubanks, step-grandchildren Sara Sisco and Blake Davis his wife Kylie, great-grandchildren, Owen Horick, Weston Jantz, Brexlyn Jontra, Brycen Yeubanks. She now rests with her parents, her husband of 61 years Willard, and a sister Lois Jean Shepard.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, May 7, 2018 at Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel at 11:00am. Interment will immediately follow at Fairview Cemetery. Friends are invited to sign the register and greet the family on Sunday, May 6, 2018 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm at the Chapel. The family suggests memorials be made payable to the American Alzheimer’s Association and they may be sent in care of Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel 2405 Woodland Ave. Coffeyville, KS 67337. To leave the family a message of condolence, please visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com
Thank you all for thinking of us and your kind remarks....Mother was a "Joy". xoDebbieT.
Debbie ThompsonCoffeyville, KS
She took care of my 3 children when I went back to work many years ago. I always knew they were in wonderful hands. She was a wonderful, Christian lady.
Joyce SegerCoffeyvillel, KS
Debbie and all of Lorena's family, We are so sorry to learn of Lorena's death. She was a lovely, sweet Lady. She always looked so pretty and had that adorable smile. Our prayers for comfort for all of you.
Kathy and Larry SeigelCoffeyville, KS
Sorry for your loss Debbie.
Mary LynnBrandon, FL
We are keeping your whole family in our prayers. May the Lord comfort you in your loss.
Cindy & Warren PowellCoffeyville, KS
We know how difficult it is to lose your Mother. We will be thinking of you,Debbie, and will be saying a prayer for you and your family love you
Kathy Schmid and PaulCoffeyville, KS
So very sorry for the loss of this special lady. Hold on to the wonderful memories!
To the family of Lorena: Sorry to hear of Lorena's passing and condolences to all of her family. I began to know her when I met her at Bible School at Central Baptist church. Since then we've seen each other here and there. Such a beautiful lady in many respects. She will be missed and not forgotten!
Dale & Joan Elsheimer DarbyCoffeyville, KS
Just a good memory of a couple that was one of us young people back a few years ago . (Good times and good memories }
Charles and Marylin AlexanderPort Saint Luci, FL
So sorry for your loss. She was a very sweet and kind person and I am happy I had the privilege of knowing her. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.