Yvonne Gail Harley, 70, Nowata, Okla., died Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at the Nowata Nursing Center in Nowata, Okla. attended by kind and caring staff, where she had been a resident for several years.
Born December 27, 1050 at Maude Norton Hospital in Columbus, Gail was the daughter of Harry Keith Harley and Betty Marcel (Dobbins, McCumber). They preceded her in death.
Gail lived in Columbus through her early childhood but then her family moved to Riverton, where Gail began her school years and attended Riverton Schools from grades first thru eighth. Her family then moved to Mt. Morris, Michigan where Gail graduated from high School in 1968. She took some classes at Flint Jr. College while she worked at a local bank to continue her education.
Gail returned to the area of her birth in southeast Kansas and lived in Riverton and Joplin, Mo. for several years closer to family.
Gail is survived by her brother Ronald K. Harley (wife, Terry )of Independence, along with extended family including aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, whom she loved. She was a beautiful and loving part of their family and always enjoyed being part of gatherings for holidays and birthdays.
Gail loved being around kids and giving them lots of attention. Especially babies.
Gail loved to go shopping especially with her mother whom she loved dearly and would often surprise her with an unexpected gift.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, February 25, at the Lowell Cemetery. Pastor Neal Anderson will officiate. Viewing will be held from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. Thursday at Derfelt’s Baxter Chapel. Memorial donations may be given to Nowata Nursing Center or Grace Hospice in care of the funeral home. It’s requested those attending please wear a mask and practice safe social distancing. Online condolences may be expressed at www.derfeltfuneralhomes.com.