Yvonne Linda Ward, 57, of Palestine, departed to her heavenly home on Wednesday, the 10th day of July, 2019. She was born in Rosebud, Texas, on the 1st day of October, 1961, to Herman Sonny Dorner and Myrtle Swanzy Dorner.
Yvonne, lovingly known as “Nana”, made her grandkids a priority in her life. She enjoyed spending as much time with them as possible. Yvonne was a dare devil and spontaneous person who enjoyed arts and crafts, music and dancing. She loved going to the lake or anything outdoors, particularly hunting and fishing.
She is preceded in death by her father, Herman Dorner and late husband Richard Derek Ward.
Yvonne is survived by her fiancé James Johnson; mother, Myrtle Dorner of Cameron; mother-in-law, Necie Pitts of Oakwood; daughter, Lisa Rothe of Palestine; son, Travis Wayne Pratt and wife Melissa of Palestine; sisters, Nancy Hoff and Frances Oliphant; brothers, Ronnie Dorner, Jessie Dorner and Terry Dorner; six grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and other family and friends.
Friends are invited to visit with family beginning at one o’clock until time of service.
Funeral services to celebrate Yvonne’s life will be held at two o’clock in the afternoon on Saturday, the 13th day of July, 2019 in the Rhone Memorial Chapel with Bro. Kevin Willmott officiating. Immediately following, a reception will be held in the Reflection Room of Rhone Funeral Home.
Those honored to serve as honorary pallbearers are Colton Jones, Logan Salmon, Ferris Ward and Bubba Johnson.
In lieu of customary remembrances, memorial contributions can be directed to the family at 901 S. Sylvan, Palestine, Texas 75801.
Funeral and cremation services for Yvonne Linda Ward are in care of Rhone Funeral Home, 3900 S. State Highway 19, Palestine, Texas.