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 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.