Gabrielle Margaret "Gabby" Yocum
Gabrielle Margaret Yocum, 21, of Springfield, died at 2:49 am, Thursday, October 16, 2014 in Macomb. She was born June 11, 1993 in Springfield, to Todd L. and Kimberly R. Sloan Yocum.
She is survived by her parents, Todd and Kim Yocum of Springfield; one sister, Jessica A. Yocum of Springfield; Grandparents, Rita Sloan of Springfield and Larry and Frances Yocum of Springfield; great grandmothers, Irene Neal of Springfield and Mary Sloan of Stewartville, MO; several aunts and uncles, Travis (Michelle Tremain) Yocum, Susan Havrilka (Dennis Shannon), Roy (Stephanie Hays) Sloan, Jr. and Sarah (Darry Smith) Sloan and seven cousins. She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Roy Sloan, Sr.; great grandfather, Lloyd Neal; great grandparents, Frank and Marian Yocum; great grandfather, Melvin Sloan; great grandparents, Joseph and Margaret Fassero.
Gabrielle was a loving, fun, compassionate person who did not know a stranger. She was a member of St. Joseph’s Church and recently attended Little Flower Church. She attended St. Cabrini and graduated from St. Joseph’s Grade School. She was a graduate of Chatham Glenwood High School. Gabby worked as a nursing assistant at Heartland Rehab in Macomb and was currently attending Western Illinois University, pursuing a bachelor’s degree in nursing. She was also a member of the Army National Guard.
Visitation: 4-7 pm Monday, October 20, 2014 at Staab Funeral Home with a prayer service at 4 pm.
Funeral Service: 10:00 am, Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at Staab Funeral Home with Monsignor John Ossola officiating. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.