Stephanie R. (Yates) Unger

Stephanie R. (Yates) Unger


Stephanie Ruth Unger, age 41, of Clarion, passed away on Tuesday, March 16, 2004, at Wright Medical Center in Clarion, Iowa.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Saturday, March 20, 2004, at the Missionary Alliance Church in Blairsburg, Iowa with Pastor Bill Keller officiating.  Burial will take place in Casey, Illinois.  Visitation will also take place at the Nazarene Church in Casey, Illinois from 4:00 to 8:00 PM on Sunday, March 21, 2004.  Services will be held at 11:00 AM Monday, March 22, 2004 at the Nazarene Church in Casey, Illinois.

Visitation will be held on Friday, March 19, from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at the Ewing Dugger Funeral Home, 602 North Main Street in Clarion and will continue one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday.

Stephanie R. (Yates) Unger was born August 6, 1962 in Kankakee, Illinois to James and Ruthie (Carroll) Yates.  She attended Casey-Westfield High School and graduated in 1980.  After high school, she attended Olivet Nazarene University in Kankakee, Illinois where she gradated in 1984 with her Bachelor’s degree.

On August 6, 1983, Stephanie was united in marriage to Rick Unger.  This union was blessed with 3 daughters.  Early in their marriage she was a music teacher in the Knox County School District in Edina, Missouri and also enjoyed coaching basketball, softball and tennis there.  Stephanie went on to be a successful music minister with the Harvester Nazarene Church in St. Charles, Missouri.  Stephanie and Richard then moved to Clarion, Iowa so that he could establish a surgical practice in the area.  She continued to be very active with her family, church, home based business and being a homemaker.

Stephanie loved to sing and would frequently visit churches in the area to share God’s love through music.  She enjoyed numerous hobbies which included scrap booking, horseback riding and karate.  She attended the Missionary Alliance Church in Blairsburg, Iowa.  Stephanie will be missed by all who knew her.  She constantly touched lives wherever she went.

Stephanie is survived by her husband, Rick; 3 daughters, Amanda, Heidi and Emily; father and mother, James and Ruthie (Carroll) Yates of Casey, Illinois; 2 brothers, James Yates of Charleston, Illinois and Greg (Vicki) Yates of Bourbannais, Illinois; sister, Sonya (David) Comer of Casey Illinois; father and mother-in-law, Richard Sr. and Pat Unger of Edwardsville, Illinois; along with several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents.


Date: Friday, March 19, 2004
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Where: Ewing Funeral Home – Former Clarion Location
602 North Main Street, Clarion, Iowa 50525
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