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Dorothea McKay Yakle

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  • Name  Dorothea McKay Yakle  [1, 2
    Born  3 Apr 1917  Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender  Female 
    Residence  Mar 1953  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence  Jul 1965  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Died  30 Jan 2000  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Obituary  3 Feb 2000  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    The Hawk Eye 
    • Dorothea McKay Robb, 82, of Wapello, died Sunday, January 30, 2000, at Wapello Nursing and Care Center.

      Born April 3, 1917, in Louisa County, she was the daughter of Daniel and Mabel Odle Yakle McKay. On December 11, 1940, she married Ellis "Jiggs" Harris in Wapello. He died September 14, 1969. She then married Orville Brig Robb on March 10, 1973, in Wapello. He died December 29, 1988.

      Mrs. Robb was a homemaker. She also worked as a cook for restaurants and the Louisa County Home. She enjoyed knitting and crafts.

      Survivors include one son, Mac E. Harris of Wapello; two grandchildren; two brothers, Danny Yakle and Jarrett "Bud" Yakle, both of Wapello; and six sisters, Kay Wiele of Mount Pleasant, Alene Cutkomp of Wapello, Barbara Hewitt of Morning Sun, Jenelle Buster and Beverly Stineman, both of Grandview, and Mackie Krahl of Des Moines.

      Besides her husbands, she was preceded in death by her parents.

      Visitation will begin after 1 p.m. today in Dudgeon-McCulley Funeral Home in Wapello, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m.

      The funeral for Mrs. Robb will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in Dudgeon-McCulley Funeral Home, with the Reverend Mary N. Pugh officiating. Burial will be in Wapello Cemetery.

      A memorial has been established for the Wapello Rescue Unit.
    Social Security Administration Information 
    • Dorothea H. Robb; born: 3 April 1917; died: 30 January 2000 (V); last residence: 52653 (Wapello, Louisa, Iowa); last benefit: 52653 (Wapello, Louisa, Iowa); state where issued: Iowa
    Cemetery Info/Epitaph  Louisa County, Iowa, Cemetery Records  [7
    • Name: Dorothea (Yakle) Harris; Sex: F; Born: 1917; Died or Buried: 0; Age: 0; Buried: Wapello (township = Wapello); County/State: Louisa, Iowa; Military Service: none; Book: LCC 1990 - page W-54; Notes: born 3 April 1917; d.__; wife of Ellis Harris
    Buried  8 Feb 2000  Wapello Cemetery, Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 7
    Person ID  I21901  All Families
    Last Modified  31 Mar 2015 

    Father  Daniel McKay "Mac" Yakle, Sr.,   b. 4 Feb 1895, near Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Mar 1953, Memorial Hospital, Mount Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Mabel Margaret Odle,   b. 16 Jun 1897, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Sep 1965, Mercy Hospital, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  7 Mar 1916  [4
    Family ID  F8409  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Ellis Orr "Jiggs" Harris,   b. 7 Feb 1901, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Sep 1969, Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  11 Dec 1940  [2, 8, 9
    Children 
    >1. Mac Ellis Harris
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F7844  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Orville Brigham "Brig" Robb,   b. 21 Sep 1907, Newport, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Dec 1988, Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  10 Mar 1973  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 10
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F8405  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S27] Kimble, Marjorie Naomi "Marge" (Walker) (Reliability: 4).

    2. [S3223] Robb, Dorothea McKay (Yakle/Harris) - Obituary, (originally published in the online edition of The Hawk Eye, February 3, 2000; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S634] Louisa County, Iowa - Cemetery Records Through 1997 (Rootsweb) (Reliability: 4).

    4. [S3499] Yakle, Daniel McKay "Mac" (Sr.) - Obituary, (originally published in The Burlington Hawk-Eye Gazette, page 9, March 7, 1953; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S10625] Yakle, Mabel Margaret (Odle) - Obituary, (originally published in The Muscatine Journal, page 3, September 7, 1965; Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S776] Social Security Death Index (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S634] Louisa County, Iowa - Cemetery Records Through 1997 (Rootsweb) (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S77] 1930 US Census (Reliability: 4).
      Wapello city, Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa; Page 6844; Sheet 4B; Supervisor's District No. 58-20; Enumeration District No. 15; April 7, 1930

    9. [S3224] Harris, Ellis Orr "Jiggs" - Obituary (Muscatine Journal), (originally published in The Muscatine Journal, page 10, September 15, 1969; Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    10. [S3127] Robb, Orville Brigham "Brig" - Obituary, (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 12, December 30, 1988; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).