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Nance Lee Yates
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Obituary for Nance Lee Yates

Nance Lee Yates, 64, of McHenry, passed away March 8, 2018, at Centegra Hospital – McHenry. She was born April 30, 1953 to Thomas and Jean (Thompson) Hayden. In April of 1979, she married Eugene “Gene” R. Yates in Chicago.

Nance was devoted to her family and always put them first. She will be sorely missed by all who knew her. She enjoyed working in the customer service field for Graham Oil and then Rosati’s Pizza. In her leisure time, Nance spent time in the garden, tending to her beautiful flowers, and was a die-hard Cubs fan.

Survivors include her husband, Gene; three children, Suzanne (Joe) Maczka, Thomas (Mara) Maczka and April (Jake) Pierce; five grandchildren, Alexis, Carli, Jenna, Cayla, and Chloe; and her brothers and sisters.

Nance was preceded in death by her parents.

There is no scheduled visitation or services. The cremation rite will be accorded privately. The celebration of life will take place at a later date.

For those wishing to send an expression of condolence, her family suggests memorials to March of Dimes at 5411 E. State Street, Rockford, IL 61108 or on-line at

For information, please call the funeral home at 815-385-2400, or visit, where friends may leave an on-line condolence message for her family.

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March of Dimes

5411 E. State Street
Rockford, IL 61108

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