MOUNT VERNON — Della I. Yoakam, 95, of Mount Vernon died May 20, 2009, at The Laurels of Mount Vernon.
She was born Dec. 8, 1913, in Peoria, Ill., to the late Roy and Catherine (Cramer) Alexander. Della attended the Mount Liberty Advent Christian Church.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Don (Jo Anne) Yoakam of Mount Vernon; grandchildren, Debra (Bud) Yoakam-Fickes of Butler, Dave (Pam) Yoakam of Centerburg, Thomas Kearns of Mansfield and Darlene (Joseph) Peters of Port Charlotte, Fla.; eight great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Bonnie Kearns; sisters, Catherine Burson and Alice Poorman; and brothers, George and Luke Alexander.
Funeral services will be held on Friday at 1 p.m. at Dilley-Lasater Funeral Home, 212 N. Main St., Mount Vernon, with the Rev. Carl Hankins officiating. Friends may call one hour prior to the services at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.
To extend a condolence or share a memory with the Yoakam family, visit www.dilleylasater.com.