Florene Yates, 65, passed away Thursday, June 30, 2016 at The Journey Home in Bartlesville, OK.

Florene was born April 15, 1951 in Pawhuska, OK, the daughter of James Curtis “Curt” and Macy I. (Bruce) Taylor. She attended schools in Pawhuska, graduating with the Pawhuska High School Class of 1969. She attended Bartlesville Beauty College. On July 10, 1971, Florene and Howard Lee Yates were married in Pawhuska. He preceded her in death July 31, 1999. Florene worked for Osage County District 1 in maintenance for the past several years. In her spare time, she enjoyed traveling, cooking and shopping.

Surviving family includes:

Her daughters: LeeAnn Kirchner and husband, Travis of Pawhuska;

Lori Yates of Wynona, OK;

Her brothers and sisters: Roy and Debbie Taylor of Bartlesville, OK; Carl and Kathy Taylor

of Glenpool, OK; Roger and Leona Taylor of Pawhuska; Treva and

Gene Martin of Skedee, OK; and Caroline Offutt of Dewey, OK;

Her grandsons: Robert Hahn of Norman, OK; and Leslee Barnes of Wynona, OK;

Her In-Laws: Bob and Vicki Prater of Hominy, OK; and Kevin and Melissa

Funkhouser of Skedee, OK;

Along with a host of other family and friends. In addition to her husband, Florene was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Joyce Walker.

Graveside services will be held Tuesday, July 5, 10:00AM, at the AJ Powell Memorial Cemetery, Hominy, OK. Jake Bruno will officiate. Interment will follow.

The family suggests in lieu of flowers, donations be made to The Journey Home, 3406 SE Kentucky, Bartlesville, OK 74006.

McCartney’s Johnson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.