William Eugene Yardley

William Eugene Yardley, age 77, of Kearney, MO, passed away, Saturday, November 23, 2019.  He was raised in Pollock, MO, the youngest son of Jack and Dorothy (Head) Yardley.  He graduated from Milan High School in 1959.

He is survived by the love of his life, Joyce (Spencer) Yardley, of the home.  They celebrated 58 years of marriage on November 12, 2019. He also leaves behind a daughter, Kim Lamanske, son-in-law, Todd, granddaughter, Lauren Lamanske, granddaughter, Misti Wald, her husband, Lee, and three great grandchildren, Reagan, Avery and Will; as well as two sisters, Kathy Bushnell and Becky Reese; and many extended family members including brother-in-laws, sister-in-laws, nieces, nephews, aunts and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his son, Craig, his parents and two brothers, Frank and Schaefer.

Services will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, November, 27, 2019 at First Baptist Church of Kearney, with visitation from 9 to 11 a.m., prior to the service.  Burial to follow at Fairview Cemetery in Kearney, MO.

Arrangements are in care of Fry-Bross & Spidle Funeral Home, Kearney.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to First Baptist Church Kearney – Special Project in memory of Bill Yardley for the church he loved.

Our Sincere Condolences

Kim, Todd and family, I am so sorry to learn of your dad’s passing. The few times I met him, I remember his smile and friendliness. I’m sure he’s with God now, and I hope you, your mom and family will remember the love, laughter and happy times together.
Candy Bradley

I am so sorry for your loss.  Joyce, Kim and family You are in my prayers.
Janice Groom

So sorry to hear about your loved one. Sending lots of hugs, love and prayers to the family.
Love always, Linda Stout

Kim, Joyce, and all your family, so sorry for your loss. Sending you love and prayers at this difficult time.
Linda Wagner

Joyce, Kim and Family,
I have set and thought about all the things I remember about Bill and there just isn’t enough space to write them all down here. Bill was always smiling, always happy and always praising Jesus for the blessings in his life. He will be missed by many, but by none more than his family. Bill was what Jesus wants all of us to be, happy in our lives, trusting in him.  Bill was the example we are all suppose to follow, he loved his God, he loved his family, and he love his friends, and in that order. Bill reminds me of the words of Saint Francis of Assisi “ Preach the Gospel Always, and when necessary use words”.
All our love and sympathies
Merl Daniel and Joyce Robey

Willy made a lot of us smile over the years as he is no doubt entertaining the angels in heaven right this very moment.  Joyce, Kim and family we know your hearts are full of sorrow for the loss of this very special man.  Please know that our hearts and prayers are with you.  Love you all!
Jim Heaton

So sorry to hear about Willy, he was a great man that never gave up. He loved his family dearly.
I will never forget the time we visited, everyone was so welcoming. Willy took Jerry all night fishing, Joyce and Kim were so caring and helpful as Cary (a few months old) cried and ended up in the ER.
I will always have great memories of Willy.
Joyce and Kim you are in my prayers.
Love, Darlene

Such a lost of a most wonderful neighbor and friend.  I couldn’t have asked for a better neighbor that helped me, teaching me and said “that’s what neighbors do”.  My wife and I will miss him so much. God’s blessings to the family.
Joe Ellis

Joyce, we may not see much of each other now days but in the past when we did I sure enjoyed being around Willie and you. I sure do agree with everything that everybody has said about Willie. I’ll never forget him. I remember dad teasing him about his heart transplant and wondered when he was going to change into that animal. Like everybody said he always had a smile and was probably smiling when he was taken to heaven.
Love you and your family. Mary Jane and Danny