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Clarice Edwinna Yetter entered into the presence of her Savior on May 12, 2020. She was born to Claire and Nellie (Wilkes) Watson on July 18, 1932 in Forest City, MO. In 1953 Clarice graduated from nursing school and then married John Dillon. In 1967, she married Derril Yetter and they remained married until his death. Clarice received her Master of Arts in Nursing Management in 1984. She loved her nursing career so much that upon retirement as a nursing supervisor from Research Medical Center in 1999, Clarice volunteered in the transport department at St. Joseph Medical Center for many years.
Clarice is preceded in death by her parents, her brothers Bill Watson and Roger Watson, her beloved husband Derril Yetter, granddaughter Caitlin Chestnut and nephew Larry Watson and George Watson. She leaves behind daughter Nina (Russell) Brown, grandsons Charles, Mark and John; son John (Jolene) Dillon; daughter Deborah (Kirk) Chestnut and granddaughters Erin and Emily; son Christopher (Shelley) Yetter and grandchildren Justin, Clay and Lauren. She is also survived by her step children Teresa (Doyle) Baker, Bob (Susan) Yetter, Scott (Carla) Yetter and Maleta Yetter, as well as two great grandchildren, seven step grandchildren and two step great granddaughters.
In addition, Clarice is survived by her brother in law Jim Yetter and her loving sister, Elizabeth Spiegel and treasured nieces and nephews: Mary Beth Stattleman, Linda Ortiz, Michael Watson, Ellen Noll, Terry Watson, Dr. Lisa Hazlett, Greg Spiegel, Joseph Watson, Fern Taitanoage, Dr. Clyde Watson, Roger Watson, and Bernard Watson.
Clarice had several passions in life: dispensing advice to those who needed it, her family, friends and her favorite – praying for those family and friends. Clarice loved spending time with family and traveled often to see them. If she wasn’t driving to Texas at a high rate of speed to visit them, you could find her spending time with her former nursing colleagues, neighbors and church family. She was a huge fan of birthday celebrations (especially hers), so we will honor her memory with a memorial service on July 18, 2020 at 10:30 for her church family and 2:00 pm for her family and friends. Services will be held at Tri-City Baptist Church 430 NE Duncan RD, Blue Springs, MO 64014.
Sam and Irene Gorham says
Deborah, I’m so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. Heaven just became sweeter, right? I didn’t know her well, but enjoyed the time we had together.
Pam Wait says
Debra and Chris-
So sorry to hear about my dear friend and co worker. She was a true gem and I will miss her very much! She always kept us laughing. I enjoyed her company so much. She taught me how to play Mexican Train dominoes. We had many good memories together.