Yvonne Marie Salmon

October 2, 1951November 18, 2020

Yvonne Salmon, of Belton, Missouri passed away on Wednesday, November 18, 2020. She was 69. Yvonne was born in Topeka, Kansas, raised mostly in Kansas City. She had been a resident of Belton, since 1977.

Yvonne was preceded in death by her father William Banister, who passed while she was a youngster, her mother Betty Smith, and younger brother, Billy E. Banister.

Yvonne is survived by her husband of 47 years, David; and son, Douglas. Other surviving family include two older brothers, John Dennis (Ellen) and William G. Dennis (Peggy).

Yvonne had a master’s degree in education and taught at Gladden Elementary in Belton for 25 years. Several plaques and certificates hang on the walls of her house in recognition. She subsequently worked at North American Savings Bank and for Blue Ridge Bank and Trust.

Yvonne was an active member of the Lord of Love Lutheran Church, serving her Lord in many ways, including singing in the choir, the Wednesday Meal and several positions in the congregation and its women’s group. She was long time member of Beta Sigma Phi, and had held offices in the sorority. Yvonne had remained active in a local group of retired teachers. A few book clubs, a bible study group and an occasional game of golf rounded out her busy weeks.

Burial will be 3:00 pm Wednesday, November 25 in the Belton Cemetery. An opportunity for her many friends and family to remember her will be delayed until the spreading of the COVID-19 has subsided.

In lieu of flowers, The family requests that Memorial contributions in Yvonne's name be made to “The Assistance Fund”. T.A.F. had supported a sizeable share of the medication she had taken in recent years to control cancer. Ways to give include donating online at, or can be mailed to: The Assistance Fund, 4700 Millenia Blvd., Ste 410, Orlando, FL 32839; or delivered to McGilley and George Funeral home and they will be passed on to Yvonne's family.

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  • Graveside Service

    Wednesday, November 25, 2020

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Ann Zink

November 25, 2020

Yvonne, one sweet lady that I did not have time to get to know as well as I would have liked to. She will be missed by many. My thoughts are with you.

Jo Anne Bohannon

November 25, 2020

I am so sorry for your great loss...I was fortunate and blessed to teach fourth grade with Yvonne at Gladden . So many fond memories and fun times that I'll never forget...she was a wonderful colleague as well as friend and she will be greatly missed!!

Jean Herrick

November 24, 2020

My mom, Betty Herrick, was the music teacher at Gladden Elementary when Yvonne was teaching there. She was always so nice to everyone. Condolences from the Herrick family.

Aldona Trued

November 23, 2020

Yvonne was the sweetest person I know. I will miss her sweet smile! We met when we moved to Belton in 1979!

Danette White

November 22, 2020

Yvonne was truly one of the sweetest souls I ever knew. She will be missed by many.

Toni Koetting

November 22, 2020

I met Yvonne in the early 1990's when my children attended Gladden elementary. She was a great teacher!

Sandy Koetting

November 22, 2020

The boys and I will surely miss Yvonne.
She did so much for others and we very much enjoyed knowing her.

Tanya Shippy

November 22, 2020

I am very sorry to hear of Yvonne’s passing. I remember her fondly as a wonderful teacher and positive influence for students and her colleagues. My heartfelt sympathy goes to Dave, your son, and all who loved Yvonne.

Angela Souders

November 22, 2020

Yvonne got Donna and I involved in picking up the bread for the Wednesday meal. What a sweet lady God is welcoming home. Praying for the family!


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