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Jenna Yates

September 10, 2007 — February 25, 2020


Jenna Annalea (Jenna "bean”) Yates, 12, of Strasburg, Missouri, was born, September 10, 2007, in Independence, Missouri, the daughter of Ernest R. and Kara L. (Hale) Yates.  She departed this life, Tuesday, February 25, 2020, alongside her brother as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Jenna "bean" was a sixth grade student in the Strasburg  C-3 School district where she carried a 4.0 grade average, served as President of the Student Council, was a member of the S.T.E.M. Club, played Saxophone in the band, and was part of the Women’s Ensemble choir.  She loved singing and performing; most recently performing in the Strasburg Talent Show, Pleasant Hill Talent Show, and the Pleasant Hill Railroad Days.   She was an empathetic, kind, and caring, person and often running lemonade stands raising money for various causes close to her heart.  She was active, outgoing, and would light up the room when she walked in.

Jenna "bean" is survived by her parents, Ernie and Kara Yates of Strasburg; paternal grandparents, Thomas and Linda Yates of Pleasant Hill; maternal grandmother, Sharon Hale of Independence; paternal grandfather William Hale of Mound City, Missouri; paternal aunts, Stephanie (and George) Monahan, and Jennifer (and Bob) Bresnahan, both of Blue Springs; maternal aunt, Brea (and Joseph) Burks of Independence; paternal cousins, Alex Monahan, Evan Monahan, Ashlyn Bresnahan and Emma Bresnahan, all of Blue Springs; maternal cousin, Chanz Hale of Independence; her two canine companions, Porter and Memphis; other relatives and a host of many friends.

Visitation was held Tuesday evening, March 3, 2020, at Pleasant United Methodist Church.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 4, 2020, at the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church.  Burial was in the Lone Jack Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Strasburg School District and may be sent in care of the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Arrangements: Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, 203 N. Armstrong St., Pleasant Hill, Missouri 64080 (816) 540-5550

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Tuesday, March 3, 2020

5:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Pleasant United Methodist Church


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Funeral Service

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church

1300 Lexington Rd, Pleasant Hill, MO 64080

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