OBITUARY

Joan Johnston Yinger

June 19, 1927December 30, 2019

Joan Johnston Yinger, 92, died peacefully on Monday, December 30, 2019. Joan was born June 19, 1927 to Robert and Blanche Johnston in Oklahoma City, where she grew up. She attended Sweetbriar College and graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1949 with Phi Beta Kappa honors. She and W.R. “Bill” Yinger were married for 68 years until his death in 2017. Joan was devoted to her family and to providing a welcoming home for all. Throughout her adult life, Joan modeled Christian womanhood and was involved in numerous organizations including Young Life, Christian Women's Club and the board of Fuller Theological Seminary. Her passion was to develop relationships to share the joy of faith. Her friends and family will always remember her for her warm spirit, gracious generosity and fun-loving sense of humor. Joan was preceded in death by W. R. Yinger, grandchildren Joanna and Joseph, and great-granddaughter Faith. Survivors: brother Robert C. Johnston, children Bob, Bill, Jeff and Lynn; twelve grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held 10:00 a.m., Saturday, January 4, 2020 in the Chapel of St. Mary Mother of Our Lord at All Souls’ Episcopal Church, 6400 N. Penn, Oklahoma City. Burial to follow the service at Memorial Park Cemetery Oklahoma City, OK. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to All Souls’ Episcopal Church, Oklahoma City, OK, Search Ministries Inc, Oklahoma City, OK or to Young Life Camp Scholarship Fund, Oklahoma City, OK.

  • FAMILY

  • Survivors: brother Robert C. Johnston, children Bob, Bill, Jeff and Lynn; twelve grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. Joan was preceded in death by W. R. Yinger, grandchildren Joanna and Joseph, and great-granddaughter Faith.

Services

  • Funeral Service Saturday, January 4, 2020

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