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133 E. Orchard Street
P.0. Box 217
Delton, MI 49046
Phone: (269) 623-5461
Fax: (269) 623-3188
Yvonne Gabos

Yvonne R. Gabos

Friday, January 22nd, 1937 - Friday, October 9th, 2020
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On Friday, October 9, 2020, Yvonne Rose Gabos, loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend died at the age of 83. She passed away peacefully, with her family present, at her Pine Lake Plainwell home of 63 years, after battling vascular dementia for the past few years.

Yvonne was born on January 22, 1937, in Kalamazoo, MI, to Leonard Monroe Harris and Dorthea Rose Harris. Yvonne graduated Kalamazoo Central High School in 1955 and was proud to be a Maroon Giant. On January 5, 1957, she married the love of her life, Joseph Edward Gabos. He was her rock and confidant and most recently the most loving and compassionate caregiver. Together they raised their two daughters, Linda French and Gail Vedder, of whom she could not have been more proud. The joys of her life were her grandchildren. She also loved gloating about how she didn’t look old enough to be a “great” grandma. She was dearly loved by many wonderful nieces and nephews.

Yvonne was that lady who couldn’t get through a meal at a local Delton restaurant without someone coming up to her. They recognized her as their childhood bus driver (driving 42 years for Delton Kellogg Schools), their election judge, square dancing friend, or the one who made their wedding or graduation cake. She loved living in a small town where basically everyone knew her name.

Yvonne loved many things in life: Baking, sewing, fishing, square dancing, and saving all of the neighborhood stray cats were among her favorites.

Her family and friends will always remember her when they see a hummingbird, a bouquet of carnations (her favorite “because they live so long”), or while making her signature cake frosting or rhubarb pie. Her beautiful life and legacy will live on in her family and friends forever.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Leonard & Dorthea Harris and her sister, Lorraine Boyd. She is survived by her husband, Joseph Gabos; brother, Leonard Harris Jr.; daughters, Linda French and Gail Vedder; grandchildren: Justin (Shona) French, Joshua (Christina) French, Micaela (Dana) Elzea, Mallory Vedder, and Marley Vedder; and great grandchildren: Kaylee and Diana French.

Due to the ongoing pandemic, a funeral service will not be held at this time out of extreme care and compassion for the health of everyone. A celebration of life gathering will likely be held in summer of 2021. Please visit to share a memory or to leave a condolence message for Yvonne’s family.
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Carol (Burke) Clarkson, Joyce (Burke) McInnis

Posted at 12:09pm
Remembering you forever. Love and hugs.

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Joyce McInnis Posted at 03:25pm

Thinking of the whole family during this difficult time. We thought planting trees in her memory would be lasting memories. May you RIP. We love you.

With our warmest condolences, Your Remnant Family

Posted at 01:33pm
Dear Linda, We are thinking about you and your family and sending lots of love during this difficult time.

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Gail Vedder Posted at 05:42pm

Thank You kindly for your thoughtfulness! Gail Gabos Vedder

Linda Gabos French Posted at 07:29am

Thank you so much Remnant Family for your love and kindness. Miss you all and will see you next week. So Grateful... Linda

Belinda lea Morgan

Posted at 07:57pm
So sorry for your loss. Mrs. Gabos (I have always called her this), was my bus driver for most of my school years. #13 bus. When my children started school they had her for their bus driver also. I was so glad to have her for my children, because I knew she would keep them safe. She was strict and in control of her bus, I may not have enjoyed this as a teenager riding her bus, but I sure was happy to know my kids had her! I don't know how she remembered so many names of her bus riders either. Thoughts and prayers for your family.
Belinda Jones Morgan

Laura Silverman

Posted at 01:03pm
I’m so sorry to hear. Yvonne and my mom Sandy Webster made pickles- I remember going to get the little cucumbers. Yvonne also made my wedding cake. Bless her and you too, Joe and daughters.

Laura Webster Silverman

Zelda Schippers

Posted at 07:02pm
Saddened to hear this. Yvonne and Joe are our neighbors on Pine Lake. Loved taking our rides and stopping by to chat... always left with smiles on our faces. And the cats... loved to see how many I could pet... Rest in peace ... Joe our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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