Dorothy Yates

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Dorothy E. Yates, nee Biggs, 80, of Belleville, IL, born August 5, 1940, in Banbury, Oxford, England, died Monday, March 15, 2021, at her residence.

Mrs. Yates was employed in the cafeteria of Southwestern Illinois College, Belleville, IL, before her retirement.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, Jack Yates, who died October 7, 2017; and her parents, Robert and Ethel Biggs.

Surviving are four children, Bernard (Penny) Jones of Windsor, MO, Denise Jones-Boyle of Swansea, IL, Theresa Jones-Kebel of Fairview Heights, IL, and Jack Yates of Belleville, IL;
four grandchildren, Michael Jones, Sarah (Ben) Etling, Cassandra Boyle, and Alicia Kebel;
three great-grandchildren, Emma S. Boyle, Littia Jones, and Scoirse R. Etling;
a brother, Robert Biggs of Banbury, Oxford, England;
and a sister-in-law, Jeannette “Sue” (Jim) Fricke of Lansing, KS.

Memorials may be made to the Belleville Area Humane Society. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

 Family services will be held at a later date.


3 Comments on Dorothy Yates

Traci and Patrick said : Guest Report Mar 27, 2021 at 4:31 PM

We so enjoyed living across the street from Jack and Dottie. Everything from who had the best birds at the feeders to husbands shoveling snow in their shirt sleeves. We will miss her smile and wave from the front porch as we left for work. God speed and all the blessings !!

  • Belleville
  • IL
Jackie moore said : Guest Report Mar 23, 2021 at 5:15 PM

sorry for your loss

  • O'Fallon
  • Illinois
Jacqueline Moore said : Guest Report Mar 23, 2021 at 5:13 PM


  • O'Fallon
  • Illinois

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