Patricia Ann Yones, 84, of Tecumseh, passed away Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, in Dallas, Texas.

Patricia Ann Yones, 84, of Tecumseh, passed away Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, in Dallas, Texas.

She was born Oct. 4, 1934, to Kendell and Violet (Bevins) Stevens in Tecumseh.

Patricia was raised in Bethel Acres and attended Bethel Public Schools. She graduated from Bethel High School where she played basketball and was on the Oklahoma City Women’s League.

She met her future husband, Herb L. Yones, while she was working as a telephone operator at Southwestern Bell Telephone. They were married on Feb. 26, 1954, at Blackburn Chapel Baptist Church in Bethel Acres, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 11, 2013.

Patricia was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Her greatest passion in life was being a mom to her three children Mike, Kim and Joel. After her children were older she went to work outside the home selling Fashion 220 cosmetics, worked as a real estate agent and owned and operated Antiques, Etc. in Tecumseh.

She loved going to the casinos and was considered to be the luckiest person on the slot machines. Patricia enjoyed being with her children and grandchildren; they were the focal point of her life. She was a wonderful mom and grandmother and will be dearly missed by all those who knew and loved her.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Herb Yones; and her parents, Kendell and Violet Stevens.

Those left to cherish her memories are her daughter and son-in-law, Kimberly and Jim Rayburn of Dallas, Texas; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Michael S. Yones of Oklahoma City, and Joel and Sally Yones of Prague; six grandchildren, Christopher and Cameron Yones, Patrick and Shelby Yones, Steven Yones, Carrie Reddin, Taylor and Collin Hoover, and Alexandra and Andy Broussard; 11 great-grandchildren; and many loving friends and extended family.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 20, with family gathering to greet friends and family from 5 to 7 p.m. at Cooper Funeral Home.

Services will be 10 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 21, at Cooper Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Larry Sparks, Blackburn Chapel Baptist Church officiating. Burial will follow at Brown Cemetery under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh.

To share memories, or to sign the guestbook online, go to www.cooperfuneral.com.