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Anna Faye Yoakum

Anna Faye Yoakum

Anna Faye Yoakum, of Springfield, passed away Saturday, March 2, 2019. She was 89.

Anna Faye was born Dec. 13, 1929, near Sandy Hook, Ky., the daughter of Alvin and Vesta Lou (Carter) Caudill. She had several jobs after arriving in Springfield, including working as a nurse’s aide at the tuberculosis sanitarium. She later spent the majority of her life as a mother and homemaker. She enjoyed spending time outdoors tending to her garden and flowers, and observing the wildlife that visited her home.

Anna Faye is survived by her three daughters, Charlene Yoakum, of Enon, Diane (Richard) Chaney, of Springfield, and Nancy (Todd A.) Sheets of Yellow Springs; a nephew, whom she considered a brother, Bill Caudill; five grandchildren, Alison Faye Paxson (Jordan Kirk), Brandon (Abiye) Chaney, Cody Chaney (Trier Knieper), Todd R. “Tall Boy” Sheets (Emma Teal) and Brittany Sheets (Chris Holt); two great-grandchildren, whom she adored, Jayden Christopher Holt and Sophia Faye Chaney; and numerous nieces and nephews. She will be missed by all who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Gilbert Yoakum Jr.; and siblings, Alice, Ilene, Willie, Ersel, Lonnie, Rudolph, Virgil, Luther and, most recently, Carrie.

Visitation was held Wednesday, March 6, at Richards, Raff and Dunbar Memorial Home. A service to honor Anna Faye’s life will be held Thursday, March 7, at 1 p.m., in the memorial home, with burial to follow in Rose Hill Burial Park. Expressions of sympathy may be made at


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