Obituary for Josephine Yates

Josephine Yates

Josephine Yates, age 81, of Warsaw, Indiana, passed away on Monday, June 29, 2020  at 5:25 PM in Miller’s Merry Manor of Warsaw. Josephine  was born October 10, 1938 in Prestonsburg, Kentucky to Dan and Martha (Marsillett) Reffitt. She was united in marriage to Burnis “Bud” Ousley September 22, 1954 in Floyd Co. Kentucky who preceded her in death July 10, 1982.  She was united in marriage to Dewey F. Yates in Warsaw, Indiana on October 26, 1990 who preceded her in death on March 6, 2010.

She has been a resident of Kosciusko County since 1957. She worked as a Home Health Care Provider for many years and was a member of the Victory Rock Church, Warsaw.

Josephine is survived by children, Geneva Ousley McGlynn, Regina Ousley, Burnis “Bernie” (LaDonna) Ousley all of Warsaw, Oneda Ousley (Sammy) Boakye of Keller, TX, and Ronald (Bernadette) Ousley of Claypool.  In addition, she is survived by 12 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by brothers, Jimmie, Amos, Joe, Henry and Floyd Reffitt; sisters, Ollie Baldridge, Mary Jane Shepherd, Audie Ellen Shepherd, Edna Mae Jackson, Julie Bell Powell, Sally Ann Coburn, Agnus Marie Reffitt and 1 granddaughter, Sandra JoAnn Manuel.

A visitation will be held from 2:00-4:00 PM & 6:00-8:00 PM on Thursday, July 2, 2020 at Victory Rock Church Warsaw. The funeral service will be held at the church on Friday, July 3, 2020 at 10:00 AM with Pastors’ Charlie Trout, Glen Hughes, Terry Bradford, and Junior Arnett officiating the service. Interment will be at Mentone Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to

Victory Rock Food Pantry (6134 S. 500 E. Warsaw, IN)

P.O. Box 626

Pierceton, IN 46562



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