Ronald “Ronnie” Yates


Ronald “Ronnie” Yates, age 74, passed away May 11, 2019 after complications of Alzheimer’s Disease.

Ron was preceded in death by his son Michael E. Yates.  He leaves behind one daughter, Melissa Bruce and her husband, Richard Bruce who made Ron’s final few years pleasurable by taking him fishing regularly. He has four remaining siblings, Charles “Chuck” Yates, Danny Yates, Patty May and Barbara Thomas. Ron also has three granddaughters, Michaela Sawyer, Amanda Chilcote and Maryah Chilcote and three grandsons, Colton, Landyn and Christopher.  All six of his grandchildren will miss their Papa.

Ron sent the biggest majority of his life in Olathe.  He worked many years at Johnson County Public Works. After his employment ended, he worked as a dump truck driver until his retirement. His hobbies included rebuilding old cars and Harleys, shooting pool and fishing.

There will be no funeral service.  After his cremation, his ashes will be spread at a location yet to be determined.  

Memorial Contributions

Memorial contributions can be mailed to Melissa Bruce at 2104 E. 144th Terr, Olathe, KS  66062. Any amount above the cost of the cremation will be donated to the hospice.


  1. Denise D Jenkins on May 17, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    Missy, so sorry to hear this. John an Ron were fishing buddies for to many years. Prayers for you and the kids. We will stay in touch. John and Denni.

  2. Danny and Sandy Yates on May 14, 2019 at 10:31 am

    Sending prayers for peace and comfort to all family and friends. Ron we love you and you will truly be missed. Rest In Peace my brother.

  3. Missy on May 13, 2019 at 3:06 pm

    RIP, Dad. You will be missed by so many. Love, Sis

  4. Linell F Fuller on May 13, 2019 at 2:04 pm

    Sorry for your loss Missy, my thoughts and prayers are with you and his other family.

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