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Kathy L. (Smith) Yunker

November 15, 1947 ~ August 4, 2019 (age 71)


Kathy L. (Smith) Yunker

Kathy L. (Smith) Yunker, 71, Hays, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on Sunday, August 4, 2019 at HaysMed.

She was born November 15, 1947 in Agra, the daughter of Harry and Ruth (Van Dewege) Smith.  In 1965, she graduated from Eastern Heights High School.  After moving to Hays she married Bob Yunker.  They later divorced.  Kathy was a cook at the Hays Good Samaritan Society and enjoyed cooking fried green tomatoes, enchiladas and bierocks for her family.  She loved dogs and spending time with her grandchildren and family.

Survivors include her three sons; Rob Yunker and husband Aaron of Wichita, James Yunker and wife Kelli of Hays, and Jason Yunker and wife Mandie of Hays, a brother; Jack Smith and wife Shirley of Wichita, a sister; Ladean Sypher of Ottawa, a brother-in-law; Ted Bossingham of Andover, ten grandchildren, one great-grandchild, numerous nieces and nephews, her dog; Reno, and seven grand-dogs.

She was preceded in death by her parents; Harry and Ruth Smith, two sisters; Bonnie Mann and Betty Bossingham,  two brothers-in-law; Chuck Sypher and Jay Mann, and her former father and mother-in-law; Martin and Lydia Yunker.

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