Cover photo for Yvonne Tickles's Obituary
Yvonne Tickles Profile Photo
1941 Yvonne 2021

Yvonne Tickles

June 9, 1941 — October 29, 2021

Yvonne Tickles, 80 of Kearney, died Friday, October 29, 2021, at Mother Hull Home in Kearney, Nebraska. Celebration of life services will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, November 4, 2021 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Mission, KS. Burial will follow at Shawnee Mission Memory Gardens immediately following the service. Visitation will be 9-10 a.m. prior to the service at the church.

Yvonne Sylvia Rice was born June 9, 1941, in the family home in McCook, Nebraska to Verlyn and Dora (Alberts) Rice. She was baptized as an infant and later confirmed at Peace Lutheran Church in McCook, Nebraska. She grew up and attended school in McCook graduating from McCook High School in 1959. She attended McCook Junior College for one year before moving to Kansas City for additional schooling. She worked at Gill’s Studios as a commercial artist for 35 years retiring at the age of 55.

On June 26, 1982 she married Joe Billy Tickles in Mission, KS. She was thrilled with the new family that she gained with Joe’s three children and the blessings of their growing family. Her and Joe enjoyed their time at their lake home at the Lake of the Ozarks with family and friends. They enjoyed traveling until his death in 2002. After 60 years in the Kansas City area, she relocated to Kearney, Nebraska in July, 2021 to be closer to her sister.

Yvonne was very active at Trinity Lutheran Church where she ministered as a Stephen Minister, was active with the youth group, participated in the 55+ group along with various other church groups. She enjoyed journaling her days, collecting angels, quilting and spending time with her family and friends.

Survivors include her sister, Verleen Kuhlmann of Kearney, NE; niece, Darcie Nightingale of Kearney, NE and nephew, Garth Kuhlmann of Jefferson, SD; step-son, Mike (Sheri) Tickles, Macomb, MI; step-grandchildren, Danielle (Josh) Hunter, Stover, MO, Jaimeson Bard, Gardner, KS, Brianna Tickles and Alyssa Tickles, both of Macomb, MI; along with three step-great-grandchildren, numerous brother-in laws, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews and a multitude of friends.

Yvonne was preceded in death by her parents, Verlyn and Dora; husband, Joe Tickles; stepchildren, Kathy Bard and Brian Tickles; and various brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.

Memorials are suggested in her name to the family for later designation. Condolences may be shared online at www.osrfh.com.  Arrangements are entrusted to O’Brien Straatmann Redinger Funeral and Cremation Services.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Yvonne Tickles, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Thursday, November 4, 2021

9:00 - 10:00am (Central time)

Trinity Lutheran Church

5601 W 62nd St, Mission, KS 66202

Plant Tree

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Funeral Service

Thursday, November 4, 2021

10:00 - 11:00am (Central time)

Trinity Lutheran Church

5601 W 62nd St, Mission, KS 66202

Plant Tree

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Graveside Service

Thursday, November 4, 2021

11:30am - 12:00pm (Central time)

Shawnee Mission Memory Gardens

23215 W 75th St, Shawnee, KS 66227

Plant Tree

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Visits: 4

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree