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


Condolence & Memory Journal

Just heard the news of this precious lady. My mom, Eva Beth Beal really enjoyed any time she had with patsy. God bless your family.
Kim Beal Gonzales

Posted by A friend   July 04, 2017


I am grateful to have known Mrs. Yantis. My condolences to the entire family.

Posted by Paul Sparks - San Antonio, TX - Family Friend   June 14, 2017

Our prayers are with you

Posted by Frank & Maggie Felicella - San Antonio, TX - Friend   June 13, 2017

I'm very sorry for your loss. My sincere condolences to all the family. I remember her as a very sweet a nice lady.
Fidel Alvarado
Oak Hills Country Club

Posted by Fidel Alvarado - San Antonio, TX - Friend   June 13, 2017

What a blessing to have know this wonderful woman. Kind, soft spoken and a rascal!
Heartfelt condolences to the family, but especially to John, the Love of her life.

Posted by Bonnie Pargas - San Antonio, TX   June 13, 2017


Memories walk by our side like a friend and comfort us. Hope you and your family find comfort in all your memories. Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you. First American Title Company, Jack Rogers, Corina Cashion and TJ White

Posted by TJ White - San Antonio, TX - Friend   June 13, 2017

What a beautiful life. We are thinking about you Nancy & Hank as well as your whole family. May God give you all peace & comfort in the days ahead.

Posted by Ken & Laura Espensen - San Antonio, TX - Friend   June 13, 2017

My deepest sympathy to John, his boys and their families. May God ease their pain.

Posted by Bob Spiser - San Antonio, TX   June 12, 2017


My deepest condolences to the Yantis family.

Posted by Lorri Chambers (Virtual Builders Exchange) - San Antonio, TX - Coworker   June 12, 2017

My deepest condolences to John and his family.

Posted by John Barrow - Somerset, TX - Friend   June 12, 2017

It's so hard to give up a loved one .. but I like to think I'm lucky to have one more THAT side of heaven to watch over me .. AND put a good word in for me with the good Lord!! And .. Susan .. I'm sure she was and always will be as special as you are!!

Posted by Paula (aunt) Adams - Bandera, TX - Friend   June 12, 2017

Johnny, My heart aches for you and your family. I experienced this with the loss of Joe. You and I have been blessed to have spent the better part of our lives with a life pardner that we met and loved very early in our lives. Patsy was a dear, wonderful girl and woman. May God's comfort, strength, and guidance be with you. Connie Wallace, Jeff '49

Posted by Connie Wallace - College Station, TX - Friend   June 11, 2017

My prayers are with you all in this time of grief.
Susan,please know that I will be thinking of you and your family for the loss of your mom.You have always held a special place in my heart and I was so terribly saddened for you and family when I learned of this.
God bless you all .
Edwin Witt

Posted by Edwin Witt - Friendswood, TX - Friend   June 10, 2017

Thinking of all of you and keeping you in my prayers as you move through this difficult time. My memories of time spent with Patsy (and Johnny) are some of my most favorite. She was like a second mother to me, especially while I lived far from home, in Texas. That quick wit was never lacking and her grace and hospitality were always on point. What a lovely lovely woman, who I know, will be greatly missed. Grateful she knew her Savior and that you can all take comfort in that. Love to you all. Meredith

Posted by Meredith Weaver - Grosse Pointe Park, MI - Friend   June 09, 2017

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