YoYo Bratcher


December 27, 2019 - 10:04 AM

Services for Yolanda Jo Bratcher “YoYo,” 69, of Grandview, Mo., formerly of Iola, will be at First Pentecostal Church of KC.

YoYo passed away on Monday, Dec. 23, 2019, at St. Luke’s East Hospital.

She was born in Columbus, Ohio, the daughter of John and Philimina Brown. She went to Ball High School in Galveston, Texas. YoYo moved to Thackerville, Okla., around 1975. She married Raymond Wayne Bratcher on Jan. 16, 1981. They moved to Iola in 2003. He proceeded her in death in April of 2015. She worked as a caregiver and later for CLO until she retired.

A son, James Sealy “Peek-a-boo,” passed away at the age of 9. She was also preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Barbra Wood, and a brother, James Brown.

Survivors include Shiela Kessler and spouse Ronnie of Iola, Bo Sealy and spouse Kathy of Grandview, Mo., Felicia Schubert and spouse John, a sister, Judith Frazier, Colorado; a sister, Joyce Baslee, Missouri, a brother, John Brown, Louisiana,  a sister, Virginia Roberts, Oregon; seven grandchildren, Ryan, Kimberly and Aaron Kessler; McKenzie, Colton and Abriana Schubert, and Caleb Sealy; as well as an army of nieces and nephews who all loved YoYo.

All who knew her walked away fed and loved. She had dozens of people that called her mom over the years, especially Golden Neese of Iola.

Friends and family are invited to celebrate YoYo’s life at 3 p.m. on Monday at  FPC of KC, 14800 NW Tiffany Park Road, Kansas City, Mo., 64153. A graveside service will be in Thackerville, Okla., at a later date.

The family suggests memorials to FPC of KC.

Online condolences made at rumsey-yost.com