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Joann M. "Dolly" Bauman - 95

4/17/1921 - 3/23/2017

Chicago, IL

Joann “Dolly” M. Bauman, nee Yerkes, age 95. Beloved wife of the late Richard Sr. Loving mother of Richard  Jr (Nancy), Charles (Kathy), David (Patricia) and Janet (David) Garcia. Cherished grandmother of 15, great grandmother of 34 and great-great grandmother of 1. Dolly was the oldest of 12 siblings and is survived by David (the late Joan) and Benny (the late Connie) Yerkes, Mary Lou (Jack) Goldman, Alicia (the late Robert) Distel and Ana (William) Sokolowski. Fond aunt of many nieces and nephews and is survived by many relatives and friends. Funeral Monday 8:45 a.m. from Beverly Ridge Funeral Home; 10415 S. Kedzie Ave to St. Christina Church Mass 9:30 a.m. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Visitation Sunday 3:00 – 8:00 p.m. 773-779-4411


Sunday, March 25th, 3-8 p.m.


Monday, March 26th, 9:30 a.m. at St. Christina Church


  • Carol (Flowers)-Yonan and Family

    on 03/25/17

    Dear Richard Jr, Charles, David, Janet and Family,

    We are truly sorry for the loss of your mom.  I can't tell you how many times in my life I would hear from my mom a story here and there about Dolly breaking the stereotypes of her day.   Aunty Dolly always seemed so strong to me, I admire that in her.  The mere fact that she was able to have her cigarette and a beer into her nineties is beyond science!  It has to be the incredible Yerkes genes.

    Another Yerkes Angel has left us, and for that we are truly saddened.

    Our sincere condolences to your family,

    Carol, Nick, Lauren and Blake Yonan


    • Meg

      on 05/21/17

      Love you Carol. Always ! The Yerkes blood is strong and might. Meg Garcia-Waggoner
  • Randy & Carol Butera

    on 03/26/17

    We are so sad for you loss.  Our thoughts and prayers are with Dave and Pat as well as the rest of your wonderful family.  What a amazing family you all have.  May the fond memories and happy times help you all through this most difficult time of loss.  Love to all!

  • Jeanette (Flowers) Schavitz

    on 03/26/17

    Aunty Dolly broke the mold, I loved hearing her funny stories of Grandma and Grandpa and always finding a way to sneak a cigarette.  Nobody was ever going to tell her what she shouldn't do.   Absolutely no boundaries with Aunty Dolly.  I will love and miss her, she will always be in my prayers. 

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