Theodore J. “Ted” Yates

Theodore J. “Ted” Yates, 77, of Topeka, Kan. and formerly of Hot Springs, Ark. and Leavenworth, Kan., died Friday, Sept. 30, 2011, at the Lexington Park Nursing Home, Topeka, after a lengthy illness.

Theodore J. “Ted” Yates

Theodore J. “Ted” Yates, 77, of Topeka, Kan. and formerly of Hot Springs, Ark. and Leavenworth, Kan., died Friday, Sept. 30, 2011, at the Lexington Park Nursing Home, Topeka, after a lengthy illness.

He was born March 26, 1934, in Leavenworth, the son of John H. and Martha (Symington) Yates.

He is survived by his children, Camille Yates of California and John Drisco of Worth, Ill.; a brother, John Yates of Lansing, Kan.; two sisters, Kathryn Yates McDonald of Leavenworth and Bette Yates Anderson of Meriden, Kan.; and a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, James H. Yates.

Ted grew up in Bain City, Kan. and attended grade school there and also Leavenworth High School.

Ted was married to Sally Butler in Leavenworth. She is deceased.

He married Margaret “Maggie” Crippen in Leavenworth. She is deceased. Ted and Maggie moved to Hot Springs, Ark., where they lived for many years.

He married Barbara Davis in Hot Springs and she is also deceased.

Ted formerly worked at the Ft. Leavenworth Printing Plant as a cartographer and at the Veterans Administration Center, Leavenworth, where he retired.

Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011, at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home, 4701 10th Ave., Leavenworth, KS. A funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. following the visitation at the funeral home with the Rev. Charles P. Eddins of Grace Missionary Baptist Church, Topeka, officiating. Burial beside his wife, Maggie will follow at Mt. Muncie Cemetery, Lansing, Kan.