Marjorie Ann (Thompson) Yeatman, former long time resident of Springdale, Ark., passed peacefully in her home surrounded by family members on Thursday, April 27, 2017 in Alpharetta, Ga. She was born March 24, 1935 in Camden, Ark., to Robert and Flora Thompson. Raised in Hamburg, Ark., she met a handsome young man at the age of twelve, Raymond Yeatman (deceased), a native of the same town. They were sweethearts all through school and married on January 20, 1958. Before marrying, Marjorie attended the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in home economics. During her time at the U of A, she was an active member of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority. She pursued a career as a Public Home Economist and eventually became the supervisor of the first home health care service in the country. As a result of being married to Raymond, an Air Force officer assigned to various military bases, she experienced living in Hawaii, Japan, and Germany among other places. She is survived by her daughters, Julie Yeatman of Washington D.C. and Lisa Van Osch as well as her son-in-law, Michael Van Osch from Alpharetta, Ga. Marjorie is also survived by two nieces and two nephews: Selena (Thompson) Alexander, Susan (Thompson) Shedd, Ken Thompson, and Kyle Thompson, M.D. Although any gesture of love and respect for Marjorie would be lovingly accepted, she would be most pleased if those who wish would help support the Humane Society of the Ozarks with a donation (1020 South One Mile Dr., Fayetteville , Ark., 72704) in lieu of flowers. A memorial service will take place on Saturday, May 6th at 10 a.m. with an opportunity to speak with family members after the service in the same location: The chapel at the First United Methodist Church in Springdale, AR 206 W. Johnson Ave.
Published April 30, 2017