Jacqueline L. Yakos, 86, of Staunton, Illinois, passed away at 9:15 AM on Tuesday, February 21, 2023 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville, Illinois. She was born March 16, 1936 in Staunton, Illinois, the daughter of the late Roy "Chili" & Vera (Sexton) Bradley. She married Charles "Chach" Yakos in November of 1957 in Granite City, Illinois & he passed away on November 5, 2019.
Jackie graduated from Staunton High School in 1954 & from St. Joseph's School of Nursing in Alton, Illinois in 1957. She began her career as a Registered Nurse at St. Louis City Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri & later worked at Community Memorial Hospital in Staunton, Illinois for many years. She loved taking care of people! She was also a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church in Staunton, Illinois.
She is survived by four children - Susan (Dick) Maddalon, Bart (Diana) Yakos, Brad (Maria) Yakos, & Lynn (Pete) Vogel; ten grandchildren - Becky, Jared, Katie, Marilyn, Matt, Sarah, Emma, Ruth, Greg, & Chris; ten great grandchildren - Jesse, Chloe, Cameron, Joey, Josiah, Jaxson, Landon, Gabe, Madyson, & Benjamin; a sister - Kay Knop; & several nieces & nephews also survive. Besides her husband & parents, she was preceded in death by a grandson - Simon; & two brothers - Ross Bradley & Jerry Bradley.
Friends may call from 5 to 7 PM on Friday, February 24, 2023 at Williamson Funeral Home in Staunton. Memorial Services will be held at 7 PM on Friday, February 24, 2023 at Williamson Funeral Home in Staunton, with Rev. Thomas Hagstrom officiating. Interment will be at Memorial Park Cemetery in Staunton, Illinois at a later date.
Memorials are suggested to either the Staunton Education Foundation or to the charity of the donor's choice.
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