She died on Nov. 11, 2012, at her home.
She was born Nov. 25, 1933, in Garrison, Iowa, to Edwin and Inez Schmiedel. She married Melvin York June 17, 1977, in Rock Island. He died in March 2005.
Surviving are her stepchildren, Catherine (Carlo) Nicoletto, Davenport, Melvin York, Vero Beach, Fla., and David (Janice) York, Davenport.