Nancy Ruth Yount Yates, 88, passed away May 4, 2022, at the McKinley Health Center in Brookville, PA, following a period of declining health. Nancy was born August 1, 1933, in Hazen, PA, the youngest child of Charles Marvin Yount and Jeanette Ruth (Dinger) Yount. A proud graduate of Punxsutawney High School, she remained an active alum of the Class of 1951, coordinating reunions and monthly class luncheons. She married Kenneth Darrell Yates on January 12, 1955. After 52 years of marriage, Ken preceded her in death in 2007. She was lucky to find love again later in life and was engaged to be married to Melvin Mitchell when he died suddenly in 2013. Adapting to the snowbird life, Nancy spent 3 winters in Myrtle Beach, SC, and 6 in Huntsville, AL. Nancy enjoyed gardening, cooking, and baking. She was a long-time volunteer for the WRC in Brookville. Nancy had a special fondness for children and animals. She was a devout Christian and attended the Liberty Street Church of God in Clarion, PA for many years. In addition to her husband and parents, Nancy was preceded in death by a son, K. Douglas Yates, an infant granddaughter, Marin Ruth Yates, and all her siblings. Brothers: Dale Yount, Howard (Anne) Yount, Marlin (Rachel) Yount, Rodger (Helen) Yount, C. Dick Yount and sister Elsie (Herb) Brands. Left to cherish her memory are daughters Kathy Yates Zentner (Christina Harrison) of Huntsville, AL, Karla Yates Dillon (Scott) of Rochester, NH and son Kerry Yates (Ruth) of Winston-Salem, NC. Grandchildren: Heidi Zentner Simmons, Kristopher Zentner, Kyle Yates, Ellen Yates, Carolyn Yates, Caroline Dillon, and Cameron Dillon. Nancy also adored her 5 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by daughter-in-law Crystal Yates and sisters-in-law Doris Yount, Karen Yates and Lorraine Yates. Family and friends will be received on Saturday, May 7, 2022, from 11am to 1pm at the McKinney — d'Argy Funeral Home, 345 Main Street, Brookville, PA. A funeral service will be held immediately following the viewing, beginning at 1pm and officiated by Pastor Kyle Yates. Interment will take place at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Knoxdale, PA. Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the American Heart Association, or to the charity of the donor's choosing.