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Laura Yohe

Laura Jean Yohe

Wednesday, November 15th, 1939 - Sunday, July 26th, 2020
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Obituary

Laura Jean Yohe, 80 of Independence, MO passed away Sunday, July 26, 2020 at Centerpoint Medical Center. Private services will be held with interment in Woodlawn Cemetery. Laura was born November 15, 1939 in Independence, MO to William Chester and Elizabeth Katherine (Bunney) Matson and has been a lifelong area resident graduating from Van Horn High School. She had worked for Commerce Bank downtown Kansas City for over 20 years retiring as a data entry supervisor in 1987. She enjoyed socializing, playing cards and spending time with her family. Laura was a wonderful wife, mother, grandma, and friend who will be greatly missed. She always had an amazing smile that lite up the room. She is survived by; her husband, John Yohe of the home; a daughter, Johnia Bagby and husband Christopher of Leawood, KS and a grandson, Matthew William Bagby. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, William C. “Billy” Matson, Jr in 1954. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.speakschapel.com (Arrangements: Carson-Speaks Chapel (816) 252-7900)
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    Woodlawn Cemetery
    Address
    701 S. Noland Road
    Independence, MO 64050
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Sandra Walls

Posted at 04:10pm
To Laura's husband and daughter & family I offer my condolences. I share your loss but we will always have beautiful memories that are there forever.
Laura Jean, is my beloved Aunt, she has always been like an older sister to me. Laura told me that when I was born she decided that I was her real live baby doll to play with. I lived with my grandparents, so Laura and I grew up together. Laura's nickname was Jeanie back then, and that is what the family called her. It was most likely because she was the namesake of her grandmother, Laura Puffenbarger/Bunney, When Laura Jean got married her husband John, he always called her Lora (Laura), so we did too after all it was her name.
One of my memories of her, is when she taught me how tell time (digital clocks did not exist then) and on that day she was relentless, she would not let me leave that room until I was able to do it correctly. When I was a teenager we wore the same size clothes and we shared them. When I got married she helped me plan my wedding and she actually bought the dress I was married in. It was an informal dress, so she borrowed it to wear, she gave it back and I have kept it in my cedar chest. Laura got married after I did, and we have daughter's that are 6 months apart. But, raising children, marriage, and working caused us to be very busy, so over the years we did not see each other as often as we should have. But we talked on the phone as often as possible, and we called each other on our birthdays. We talked about how we were getting older and we were not happy when we looked in the mirror at the old lady staring back at us. Although Laura got older she never lost her beauty, she took good care of herself and she aged beautifully. When her health became poor, she did not want anyone to see her, because she did not think she looked her best, but when I saw her she was just as pretty as always.
Although we only talked on the phone I will miss her laugh and the joy she brought to me. Even at 80 years old she still had an innocents about her that I adored, and she was just the most loveable person ever. I love you Aunt Laura and I'll see you in heaven. SLW 2020
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