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Claron Ray Yates, 58, Garnett, Kan., passed away Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014. He was born to John H. and Murriell Walter Yates July 15, 1956, at Garnett, Kan.
He grew up in the Greeley area and graduated from Garnett High School. Claron then moved to Houston, Texas taking a job with Exxon Mobile. He then worked in law enforcement in Garnett and Osage City. He was recently retired from Overbrook, Kan., USD #434 after 16 years of service.
Claron was a quiet and gentle soul who loved the outdoors. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and was an avid marksman. His passion for firearms took him and his friends to gun shows far and wide. He truly believed everyone should know how to handle a firearm properly. He enjoyed family, friends and telling stories of his life.
Claron was preceded in death by his father, John Harden Yates; mother, Murriell Yates-Wilson; and brother, David Lee Yates.
He is survived by his sister, Jane Danner and husband, Gary; nephew, Mike Katzer and wife, Melissa; niece, Monica Katzer; sister-in-law, Barbara Yates; niece, Tracy Schneider, husband, Todd; and their four children, Blaise, Aidan, Giavona, and Celeste; and stepfather, Earl Wilson.
Funeral service was held Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Mound City Chapel. Burial was in the Garnett Cemetery. Contributions are suggested to Hunters’ Safety. Online condolences for the family may be left at www.schneiderfunerals.com. Arrangements: Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory Mound City Chapel.

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