In Memory

Roxy Yowell

Roxy Yowell


Roxy Ann Yowell

March 25, 1932  ~  August 17, 2016




Roxy Ann Yowell started on her final trip on August 17, 2016. Her destination will be Heaven to join her family who preceded her: parents, Ovid and Zillah; brothers and sisters, Nancy Lee, Marilyn, Jim, Jack and Jerry; nephews, Bob, Jeff, Dale; and Mona too. It will be a glorious reunion.

During her sojourn here on Earth, she was privileged to teach Spanish and French for 40 years in Oberlin, KS, the Barstow School, the old Prairie District and Shawnee Mission Northwest. During those years, she was fortunate to serve as President of NEA-Shawnee Mission as well as serving on the Kansas-NEA Board. She was also privileged to be choir director and soloist at the Shawnee Boulevard Christian Church and Grandview Christian Church. She was the soloist at the First Presbyterian Church. All of the churches she served were in Kansas City, KS. She was a member of Heritage United Methodist Church in Overland Park.

Roxy loved to travel and is ready to take this trip alone, even though she leaves behind her wonderful nephews and nieces, cousins, whom she enjoyed visiting and a host of the best friends a person could have. In her final days, Roxy asked us to express her thanks to all those who have been so kind to her throughout her illness. A celebration of her life will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 3 at Heritage United Methodist Church, 12850 Quivira Rd, Overland Park, KS. Private inurnment will be at Mt. Washington Cemetery in Independence, MO. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Heritage United Methodist Church or Grace Hospice.


Porter Funeral Home




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09/12/16 09:21 AM #1    

Victoria (Vicki) Duffy (Poore/DeLacy)

I took a class in Spanish 5 wtih Ms. Yowell and she had a way of making the literature material vibrant and inviting such that there was no such thing as a dull homework assignment.  She truly appreciated and invested herself in the success of her students and will always be remembered warmly by this former student. I look forward to seeing her again someday in Heaven.  For those reading this who need help with eternal security, go to to discover how to be saved.

09/13/16 03:31 PM #2    

Richard DeMoss

Roxy was a faithful friend with whom we always enjoyed seeing.  Until we meet again....Richard & Dee DeMoss

09/13/16 05:08 PM #3    

Bill Ray Lewis

During my 47-year career as an educator, I came into contact with many great students, parents, community leaders, teachers and administrators.  Roxy ranks with the best!  Her intelligence, interpersonal skill with people of all ages and her wonderful and warm personality made her a dream with whom to work!  Roxy, I believe, knew how life was to be lived, and she "set her cap" early in life, in seemed, to live it that way and to make those around her want to do the same!  She was as "sound" and as "tough" as a piece of oak timber yet was as gentle and compassionate as Mother Teresa!  I believe, like many I knew and loved in Cougar Country, that Roxy Yowell helped make me a better person, a better educator and a better member of Planet Earth!  I can't wait to see her standing beside that bass fiddle in Heaven and to join her as we make the Angels jealous with our rendition of "The Orange Blossom Special"!  'Til then, Roxy, keep your musical skills sharpened!!!!!!!!!!!!

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