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Daughter of Rev. Lawrence and Edythe Applegate Charlotte Jean Yeoman, 61, of Ozark, and a longtime resident of Springfield, passed away in the early hours of Monday, May 8, 2006.
Charlotte was born Aug. 13, 1944, in Ava, the daughter of Rev. Lawrence and Edythe (Turner) Applegate. On May 16, 1980, she was united in marriage to John Yeoman in Springfield.
For the past year Charlotte courageously fought Multiple Myeloma, drawing strength from her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and leaning on her faith throughout her journey. She was the epitome of strength, wisdom, and compassion. She loved little children and was a loyal and loving friend, always demonstrating easy acceptance, tolerance, and unconditional love.
She was a member of Seminole Baptist Temple in Springfield, where she and husband John were very active in the children’s ministry.
Charlotte was preceded in death by her father, and her maternal and paternal grandparents.
She is lovingly survived by her husband of 25 years, John Yeoman; her mother, Edythe Applegate of Ozark; two daughters, Sharla Buthod and husband, Jeff, of Jefferson City, and Sonya McDaniel and husband, Justin, of Asher, Okla.; a stepdaughter, Jennifer Tofuri and husband, Allen, of Springfield; a brother Rev. Jerry Applegate and wife, Jo, of Raytown; three grandchildren, Blake and Tara Buthod and Christian Turk; other relatives and many loving friends.
Visitation will be held at 10 a.m., and funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., today (Thursday) in Seminole Baptist Temple, 4221 South National, Springfield, under the care and direction of Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark, with the Revs. Jerry Applegate and Mel Brown officiating.
Burial will follow in the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery, Springfield. Following Charlotte’s request the casket will remain closed at all times.
The family requests memorial donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.