In Memory of Kathryn L. Yeoman

Kathryn L. Yeoman
Kathryn L. Yeoman
Born: January 29, 1948
Died: March 11, 2023
Age: 75
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Kathryn L. Yeoman
January 29, 1948 - March 11, 2023
From: Odebolt, IA

Kathryn L. Yeoman, age 75, of Odebolt, Iowa, passed away on Saturday, March 11, 2023, at the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center of Storm Lake, Iowa. 

Per Kathryn’s wishes, cremation has taken place. No services will be held. 

The Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Home of Odebolt, Iowa, is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online at

Kathryn Lucille “Kathy” Yeoman, the daughter of Emma Robinson and Harry Yeoman, was born on January 29, 1948, in Ottumwa, Iowa. She received her education at Ottumwa High School. After high school, Kathy began waitressing at the Howard Johnson’s Restaurant.

On July 21, 1967, Kathy married John E. Clark in Wapello County, Iowa. The couple was blessed with two daughters, Lisa and Melodie. Kathy worked as a cook at a nursing home before becoming a homemaker raising her daughters. In 1972 they moved to California. Kathy and John would later part ways.

On March 17, 1984, Kathy was united in marriage to Victor Heale, Jr. The couple was together for 32 years before parting ways. In 2015 Kathy returned to Iowa to be closer to her granddaughter, Cherrish, and her family.

Kathy treasured time with her family and especially enjoyed taking care of her grandchildren. She enjoyed cooking, baking, embroidery, and coloring. Kathy was always one to have a smile on her face. She will be dearly missed by those who knew and loved her.

Left to cherish her memory include her children Lisa Permenter of Rio Linda, CA and Melodie Clark of West Sacramento, CA; grandchildren Rebecca Temme of California, Cherrish (Nicolas) Yost of Arthur, IA and Zachary (Tierney) Clark of Modesto, CA; nine great-grandchildren; brother Bill Robinson of Ottumwa, IA; stepsisters Janice Yeoman and Janet Yeoman both of Ottumwa, IA; extended family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents Emma Cloyd and Harry Yeoman; brothers Richard Yeoman, Clifford Yeoman, Ralph Yeoman, Jimmy McKettrick, John McKettrick, and Charles McKetterick; and sister Ruth Miller.


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Wednesday, March 22, 2023 at 11:03 AM
“I am going to miss talking with you online and I wish we could have met in person, after all you were my dads aunt and my grandfathers sister. I send my condolences to my family in Iowa which I have never met. I hope Kathy is now at peace. Home with our Heavenly Father. ”
- Mariesa yeoman
Wednesday, March 22, 2023 at 11:03 AM
“I send my condolences to the immediate family of Kathy, I am her brothers granddaughter. I will miss talking with Kathy online from time to time and wishing I had done so a lot more. I regret that we never got to meet in person. I hope she is now at peace with our Heavenly Father. She will always watch over us from above. Rest in peace Kathy. ”
- Mariesa yeoman
Thursday, March 16, 2023 at 4:25 PM
“Fly high Aunt Kathy! I will miss your beautiful smiles and wonderful outlook on life. ”
- Lois Wright
Tuesday, March 14, 2023 at 10:44 AM
“Sorry for your loss,Prayers for the family.”
- Sandy Lichter
Tuesday, March 14, 2023 at 10:44 AM
“Cherish and family,
You are in my thoughts and prayers. Kathy always had a smile on her face and was a joy to be around. I pray that you find peace knowing that she is with our Lord!”
- Joey Hoefling
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