Marsha Gail Hartline Yates

Marsha Gail Hartline Yates

Marsha Gail Yates, 73, of Cobden, died Thursday, May 30, 2024, at her home. 

She was born on Dec. 24, 1950, in Carbondale, the daughter of Gilbert L. and Bette Ridgeway Hartline. 

She married Jack Gordon Yates Jr. on April 17, 1990, in Billings, Mont. He preceded her in death on Nov. 22, 2021.

She is survived by her cousins, Carl (Georgia) Hagler of Carterville, Carol Brady of Texas, Julia Wunderlich of Chester and Ruth Miller of Carbondale; brother-in-law Charles (Gayle) Yates of Cobden; nieces and nephews Chuck Yates, Christina Lynn DeWitt, Roxanna Sullens, Rebecca Knop and Dean Hale; great-nieces and nephews Ryan (Madison) DeWitt, Noah (Valerie) DeWitt, MaKayla (Jacob) Watkins, Ethan (Kristina) Myers, Dalton (Kimberly) Myers, Dustin Knop, Dakota Knop, Nicole Hale and Shayne Hale; great-great-niece and nephew Sawyer DeWitt and Beckett Watkins; many other relatives and friends. 

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Jack Gordon Yates Jr.

She was a lifetime member of the VFW Women’s Auxiliary Club. She owned and operated Yates Consulting Firm until her retirement.

Funeral services for Marsha Yates were at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 5, at Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Cobden, with Pastor Doug Bridgeman officiating. Interment was in Kelly Cemetery in Cobden.  

Memorials can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. 

To view the obituary and to leave online condolences for the family, visit 

Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Cobden was in charge of arrangements.

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