Yvonne Marie Stewart

yvonne stewart

June 10, 1930 ~ December 28, 2022

Born in: Providence Community, TX
Resided in: Mansfield, TX

Yvonne Marie Stewart, 92, passed away on Wednesday, December 28, 2022 in Mansfield, Texas.

Yvonne was born at home on June 10, 1930 in the Providence community in East Texas to Calvin Clinton Nations and Vivian Bruner Nations. She grew up in Van, Texas and attended North Texas State University upon graduation from Van High School. She received a bachelor’s degree in music education with a minor in piano. Yvonne later earned her master’s degree in education from North Texas State University. While raising her two sons, David and Scott, Yvonne taught private piano lessons. She was also active at Lakewood Baptist Church and served as pianist and choir director. After her children entered high school, Yvonne began her career with the Richardson Public Schools as an elementary school music teacher. She retired from teaching in 1989.

Yvonne enjoyed playing the piano, listening to classical music, reading, working crossword puzzles, and spending time with her family, whom she loved dearly. Her presence will be greatly missed by family and also friends from her life in the Lake Highlands area of Dallas, Highland Springs Independent Living, First Baptist Church of Richardson, and The Isle at Watercrest.

Yvonne was preceded in death by her parents, Clinton and Vivian Nations; her husband, Joe Stewart; her sister, Thelma Farr; and her son, Scott Stewart.

She is survived by her brother Swanzy Nations; her son David Stewart and his wife Gene; her daughter-in-law Joli Stewart; her grandsons, Joshua Stewart, Kyle Stewart and his wife Megan and their son Noah; her grandson Craig Stewart; her nephews Rick and Rodney Farr and Neil and Jonathan Nations.

The service for Yvonne will be Thursday January 5th at 2:00 at Wade Funeral Home. Private burial will be at Haven Of Memories Cemetery.

Memorial donations can be made in Yvonne’s name to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation.


Funeral Service: January 5, 2023 2:00 pm

Room: Chapel

Wade Funeral Home and Crematory
4140 West Pioneer Parkway
Arlington, Texas 76013


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  1. It’s times like this that being far from my family is so difficult. I am Yvonnes first cousin, daughter of Wayland and Pinkie. May the memories you have of her bring you both joy and peace.

  2. Yvonne became a dear friend (and my piano duet partner) at Highland Springs – Dallas. We had a wonderful time preparing and performing for different functions. Besides being a wonderful musician, Yvonne was a joyful person and friend. I will always cherish those times and all the life wisdom she shared in the process.

    Praying for peace for her family during this difficult transition, you were all greatly loved in her lifetime.

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