SPOON, Yvonne (Bates), age 93, of Kettering, Ohio passed away Monday, January 8, 2018. Yvonne was born on December 10, 1924 in Dayton, Ohio, to Earl and Ruth (Calhoun) Bates. Yvonne attended Oakwood High School and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts from Dennison University. She taught art at Harman Elementary. Yvonne met her husband Byron after WWII in Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada as both were vacationing at nearby cottages on Georgian Bay. Yvonne was a life-long member of Fairmont Presbyterian Church.
Yvonne is preceded in death by her loving husband of 50 years, Byron C. Spoon, Jr., and sister, Marcedas Cass. She is survived by her daughter Shannon (John) Wise; two grandchildren, Shawn (Ryan) Fry, and Sarah Wise (Eric Long); four great-grandchildren, Cassidy & Carrigan Fry, Barrett & Gwen Mayo; and numerous nieces and nephews, including a close and loving niece, Susy Drake.
A memorial service will be held at 1:30pm on Friday, January 12, 2018, at Fairmont Presbyterian Church, 3705 Far Hills Ave, Kettering, OH 45429. Burial in David’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Shoes 4 the Shoeless, PO Box 41655, Dayton, OH 45441.