Yvonne I. Sammons, 82, of Geneseo, died Thursday, June 28, 2018. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 7 at Vandemore Funeral Home & Crematory, in Geneseo. Pastor John Bode will officiate. Burial will follow at Ebenezer Cemetery, in rural Geneseo. A visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. prior to the funeral service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Yvonne Sammons Memorial Fund.

Yvonne I. Sammons, 82, of Geneseo, died Thursday, June 28, 2018. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 7 at Vandemore Funeral Home & Crematory, in Geneseo. Pastor John Bode will officiate. Burial will follow at Ebenezer Cemetery, in rural Geneseo. A visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. prior to the funeral service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Yvonne Sammons Memorial Fund.

Yvonne was born Aug. 18, 1935, in Geneseo, the daughter of Charles LeRoy “Timer” and Nina (Bentley) Maranville. She graduated from Geneseo High School with the Class of 1953. Her love for dogs and horses inspired her to begin a career working for Dr. Alex B. Stone, DVM, in Moline. Yvonne was united in marriage to Willard G. Sammons, on June 12, 1955, at the Ebenezer Church, in rural Geneseo. After her marriage, Yvonne was a dedicated stay at home mom to her four children. She was a member of Ebenezer Church Friendship Class, Mothers of Twins Club, Phenix Center School Mother’s Club, and Farm Bureau Women’s Committee. Yvonne enjoyed music, sewing, cooking, baking, and canning produce from her garden. Her love for cooking led to the start of her own business, Country Kitchen Catering (1978-2002). Yvonne is still known in the community for her potato salad and cinnamon rolls. She also loved special times spent with her family, camping get-togethers, visiting and playing cards with friends.

Those left to cherish her memory include her husband, Willard; daughters, Robyn (Bob) Nelson, of Colona; Yvette (Andy) Raschke, of Geneseo; and Gloria (Scott) Yates, of Rock Island; son, Gordon (Anne) Sammons, of Geneseo; grandchildren, Lance (Christy) Nelson, Nathan (Amanda) Raschke, Nicholas Raschke, Jeremy Raschke, Christian Sammons, Erik Sammons, Evan Sammons, Will Sammons and Cy Sammons; and great-grandchildren, Sydney, Sadie and Tate Nelson and Ava Raschke. Yvonne also is survived by her sister-in-law, Connie DeMaranville, of Geneseo; and brother-in-law, Jim Hodgson, of Geneseo. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Nina; sister, Dawn Hodgson; and her brother, Kendall DeMaranville.