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Estelle M. Yonkos

August 1, 1925August 29, 2020

Estelle Marie (Dreiling) Yonkos, 95, passed away Saturday, August 29, 2020, at home with her five daughters by her side. Estelle was born August 1, 1925 in Sainte Genevieve, Missouri.

Estelle will be passionately remembered as mom and grandma – two titles that brought her immense happiness. She loved gardening, sewing and sharing her homemade noodles and pies over the holidays. She was deeply passionate about her relationship with God and sharing the love of Christ with her family and community. In addition to attending daily mass, she assisted yearly at the Saint Joseph table and was an active Eucharistic Minister. Her smile, love and teachings will remain in our hearts forever.

Estelle is preceded in death by her father & mother, Alexander & Regina (Vogt) Dreiling and her husband, O. Russell Yonkos.

Estelle is survived by her daughters; Carol (Jon) Bush, Elaine (Jim) Woods, Susan (John) McGhee, Janet (Louis) Petit and Diane Amoroso; brothers Ervin (Nancy) Dreiling, Ed Dreiling; 12 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

The Rosary will be prayed at 9:00 a.m. followed by visitation from 9:15 to 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 5, 2020 at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 900 NE Shady Lane Dr., Gladstone, MO 64118, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. The entombment will take place at Resurrection Cemetery immediately following the service. Due to the nature of the global pandemic, the family would appreciate your cooperation in wearing a facemask and practicing social distancing at all services. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations for St. Charles Borromeo Church, 900 NE Shady Lane Dr., Gladstone, MO, 64118, in honor of Estelle.


  • Carol (Jon) Bush, Daughter
  • Elaine (Jim) Woods, Daughter
  • Susan (John) McGhee, Daughter
  • Janet (Louis) Petit, Daughter
  • Diane Amoroso, Daughter
  • Ervin (Nancy) Dreiling, Brother
  • Ed Dreiling, Brother
  • 12 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins

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  • Louie Petit III, Pallbearer
  • Bobby Martinez, Pallbearer
  • Michael Petit, Pallbearer
  • John Dreiling, Pallbearer
  • Konner Fromm, Pallbearer
  • Kollin Fromm, Pallbearer

  • St. Charles Borromeo Church


  • Rosary

    Saturday, September 5, 2020

  • Visitation

    Saturday, September 5, 2020

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Saturday, September 5, 2020

  • Committal Service

    Saturday, September 5, 2020


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Stephen Thomas

September 4, 2020

Mrs Yonkos was a mother figure to both me. and so many of my friends. She always had a smile on her face, and was very welcoming and loving. The fact that we would arrive at her house as teenagers at all hours of the day and night. Then eat all the food she had in her fridge and cabinets and she never said a word says it all.
She always treated us as family, and for that I am forever grateful. In a selfish way I am so sad she is gone. However I know she's in the one place she told me she was always ready to go..and that was in Heaven with God. She no doubt has arrived. I Love you in Heaven Mrs Yonkos

Ginni Steele

September 1, 2020

What a wonderful mom, grandma and role model. I will never forget the dinners I had at her house when I was young. Loved her chicken and rice and (orange potatoes) as we called it.. hamburger and potato’s with tomato sauce. She was a woman of faith and shared her faith with others. Rest In Peace Mrs Yonkos. You will be missed❤️


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