Deniece Myers Yendes, 62 of Republic, passed away peacefully at home on May 1, 2024.

Deniece began teaching High School English in Fair Play and eventually finished her teaching career in the Republic School District after 25 total years of teaching.

She is survived by her children, Matthew (Katie) and Zachary, and others.

A celebration of life is scheduled for Friday, May 10, 2024, with a visitation from 10-12 and service to immediately follow at the Klingner-Cope Funeral Home at Rivermonte in Springfield.

Deniece will be laid to rest at the same location with a private family service following her celebration of life.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be made in her honor to the GYN Cancer Alliance (