Patsy Ruth Cotton Yantis

  • Born: November 11, 1931
  • Died: June 6, 2017
  • Location: San Antonio, Texas

Porter Loring Mortuary

1101 McCullough Avenue
San Antonio, TX 78212
Tel. (210) 227-8221

Tribute & Message From The Family

... never lost her sense of humor and her quick wit ...

Patsy Ruth Cotton Yantis went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at the age of 85.

Patsy was born in San Antonio on November 11, 1931 to Raymond Lindsay Cotton and Ruth Elizabeth Hibbs Cotton.

A life-long San Antonian, she attended Agnes Cotton Elementary and Mark Twain Junior High School where she met John, her future husband. She graduated from Jefferson High School in 1949 and went on to work at Southwestern Bell Telephone Company.

Patsy married the love of her life, John Yantis, on August 23, 1952.

As newlyweds in College Station, Patsy worked while John finished his degree. They then lived in Fort Sill, Oklahoma for a short time before moving back to San Antonio.Together they had four children: Mike, Tom (Tommy), Nancy, and Susan.

Patsy volunteered as a Bluebird at Methodist hospital and was a member of various social clubs. She loved Mondays spent at El Jarro with four generations of her family and their best friends they've had since middle school. Patsy never lost her sense of humor and her quick wit. As a sister, wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, Patsy was so loved by all and will be very missed,

Patsy is survived by her husband of almost 65 years, John Yantis, who always says "she was the love of my life!" Her children Mike Yantis and wife Patty, Tom Yantis and wife Susan, Nancy Yantis Austin and husband Hank, Susan L. Yantis, sister Elouise Cotton Cooley, Sister-in-law Becky Yantis, and three nephews.
Her grandchildren Mike Yantis Jr., Blake Yantis and wife Jen, Matt Yantis and wife Jennifer, Whitney Yantis Boyd and husband Geoff, Lindsey Yantis Friesen and husband John, Taylor Austin and his wife Laura, and Hailey Austin, as well as ten great-grandchildren.

Many thanks to Angelita De la Cerda for her care, much love and appreciation to Bertha Zapata for over 50 years of devoted care and companionship, and lots of love and gratitude to Becky Villela for her love, care, and lots of laughs!

There will be a visitation on Tuesday, June 13, 4:00-6:00pm at Porter Loring on McCullough. A memorial service celebrating her life will be held on Wednesday, June 14, at 2:00pm at University United Methodist Church on DeZavala Road with a reception following at Oak Hills Country Club.

Donations can be made to Habitat for Humanity of San Antonio, 311 Probandt, SA, TX 78204 or www. and the San Antonio Food Bank, 5200 Enrique M. Barrera Pkwy, SA 78227