Patricia G. "Pat" Yurkovich, 71, St. Joseph, MO

Published 05/06 2014 08:52AM

Updated 05/06 2014 08:55AM

Patricia G. “Pat” Yurkovich, 71, St. Joseph, Missouri passed away Friday, May 2, 2014 at a local healthcare facility.

She was born July 22, 1942 in Palo Alto, California to Gordon and Evangaline (Pearson) Jewell.

Patricia married Gary Yurkovich, September 15, 1960.

Pat retired from S.S.T. in customer service. She loved frogs and had a huge collection. Pat enjoyed crocheting and made hats for The American Cancer Society. She also enjoyed painting, bowling and camping, but most of all spending time with her beloved family. Pat was the greatest wife and mother in the world.

She was preceded in death by her father, Gordon; and step-father, Russell McCash.

Survivors: husband, Gary Yurkovich; children, Debbie Barr (Steve) and David Yurkovich (Roberta); grandchildren, Christina Barr, Jami Yurkovich, Sarah Yurkovich, Joshua Yurkovich, Christopher Yurkovich, Connor Yurkovich, Samantha Yurkovich, and Rebecca Yurkovich; and mother, Evangaline.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial donations be made to The American Cancer Society or Heartland Clinic Cancer Center. Care provided by Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Services will be held at a later date. Online guest book and obituary at

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