William “Bill” Stephen Yelton, age 48 of St. James, passed away Sunday, June 25, 2017, at Phelps County Regional Medical Center in Rolla.
Bill was born on February 25, 1969, in Rolla, a son to William Yelton of Linn and Shirley (Crouch) Lortz of Rolla.
Bill attended school at John F. Hodge High School in St. James.
On July 23, 2007, he was united in marriage to Teresa Marie Hance in Rolla. She survives at the home in St. James.
Bill was a member of the Calvary Apostolic Church in St. James.
In addition to his parents and spouse, Bill is survived by: a step-daughter, Lauren Hance of Rolla; one granddaughter Ariel Hance of Rolla; one sister, Lisa Ammerman and her husband Eric of Linn; two half-sisters, Menda Gilbert and her husband Scott of Brumley and Vickie Hicks and her husband Michael of Newport Richey, FL; one step-sister, Joanna Coffman; two step-brothers, Tony and Terry Lortz; four nephews, Jonathan Ammerman of Hermitage, TN, Tyler Ammerman of Linn, James Hance of St. James, and Chad Perkins of Rolla; his mother-in-law, Ella Howard of Rolla; two brothers-in-law, Rick and Tim Hance of St. James, and several other aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and a host of other family and friends.
Bill was preceded in death by: a sister-in-law, Nancy Perkins; paternal grandparents, Otis and Virgie Yelton and maternal grandparents, Merritt and Anna Crouch.
Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on July 8, 2017, at Calvary Apostolic Church in St. James.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to the family on C/O Rolla Cremation and Memorial, P.O. Box 1602, Rolla, MO 65402.
Arrangements are under the direction of Rolla Cremation and Memorial, Rolla, Missouri (573-341-0220) www.rollacremation.com