Jane Worthington Yates

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Jane Worthington Yates, age 98, passed away at Shady Shores Nursing Home on Sunday, September 8, 2019. Jane was the second oldest of five children born to John and Ada Worthington of Cooks Point, Texas on May 5, 1921. One child died in childbirth and her parents and older sister, Louise Worthington, preceded her in death.

After her 1936 graduation from Stephen F. Austin High School in Bryan, Texas, Jane began a career as an accountant. When World War II broke out, she met and married William Harold Yates while at Texas A&M receiving military training. He was a career military officer and present on the Battleship Missouri when the Japanese surrendered in Tokyo Bay. He died on active duty and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

Following her husband’s death, Jane returned to Bryan, Texas where she raised her two children. She found employment as an accountant and retired from the State of Texas Board of Control in Austin, Texas.

Harold and Pam Yates welcomed her to San Saba in her later years to be close during the aging process. Jane owned property adjoining a family farm for a number of years before moving into the Shady Shores Nursing Home when it opened in 2016.

The past three years in the nursing home brought physical trials that she graciously bore. And, while time robbed her of mobility, she was blessed with a sharp mind to the very end. Her life’s experiences were an inspiration to Harold and Pam. In her 98 years, she met the challenges of living through the depression, WW II, Korean War, losing her husband, earning a living to raise her children alone, raising a grandchild, and finally the effects of aging on her body.

She is survived by her son, Harold Yates, and daughter, Gloria Early-Lacy; sister, Betty Sanford; brother, Marvin Worthington; granddaughter, Barbara Tiner; plus numerous loving children and grandchildren.

Arrangements are being provided by Blaylock Funeral Home of San Saba, Texas. A graveside service and interment will be Thursday, September 12, 2019 in the Worthington Family Plot in the Bryan City Cemetery.

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