Yvonne Donnoe, age 85 of Tullahoma, passed away on Wednesday, August 5 at Trevacca Health and Rehab Center in Nashville.
Yvonne was born in St. Louis, Missouri on May 16, 1930 to the late Arthur and Carrie Morris.
She graduated from Kirkwood High School, Harris Teacher School, and earned a certificate in Special Education from Fontbonne University in St. Louis. She received her Master’s in Education from Texas Women’s University of Denton, Texas. For over 30 years, she spent hours devoted to her passion of teaching children to read either as a private or public school teacher or community volunteer. She was long term member of Phi Delta Kappa.
She loved maintaining her lovely gardens which were the envy of the neighbors. Her hobbies included sewing, crocheting, knitting, and traveling. Yvonne loved visiting schools of other countries and was an avid bridge player at Tullahoma Senior Citizen Center. She was proud fan of the St. Louis Cardinals, Notre Dame football and her grandsons’ soccer games. She also enjoyed volunteering at St. Paul’s Catholic Church.
Yvonne is survived by her three daughters: Patti Kamykowski of Estill Springs, Tennessee, Andre’ Schafer of Tonganoxie, Kansas, and Elain Donnoe of Coralville, Iowa; 6 grandchildren, Chris, Jeff, Gary and Dan Kamykowski, Alexis Vincent, and Josh Donnoe, and five great grandchildren. She is also survived by her younger sister Beryl Shahan of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa.
Funeral mass for Yvonne will be at St. Paul’s Catholic Church, Tullahoma, at 10 AM on Wednesday, August 12, 2015.
Entombment of ashes will be at Resurrection Cemetery in St. Louis, Saturday, August 15, 2015.
For those who wish to make donations in Yvonne’s memory, they can be made to the Tullahoma Senior Citizens Center, Lannom Library, or educational charity of your choice.
Tullahoma Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Mrs. Yvonne Donnoe.