Edmund J.(Eddie) Yankowski

Edmund J. Yankowski of Cardin passed away Thursday,

 May 3, 2007, at Freeman Hospital West

 in Joplin, Mo. He was 61.

He was born Oct. 2, 1945, to Edmund and Louise

 (Green) Yankowski in Auburn, Wash.

He served with the Army reserves.

He worked for Tracker Marine in Miami.

He had lived in the Cardin area all of his life.

He married Mary Ragsdale on Jan. 27, 1966,

 in Columbus, Kan. She survives, of the home.

He was preceded in death by his parents,

 Edmund and Louise Yankowski,

 and one sister, Lou Ann Barrett.

Additional survivors include one son, Ronnie Yankowski

of Cardin; one daughter, Lana Ellick and her husband

 Shawn of Quapaw; four grandchildren, Nathan and

Kori Yankowski of Ainsworth, Neb., and

 Chayton and Billie Ellick of Quapaw,

and one brother, Ron Yankowski of St. Louis.

Graveside services Were held at  G.A.R. Cemetery

 in Miami with the Rev. Bill Richey officiating.

Arrangements were under the direction of

Paul Thomas Funeral Home in Picher.