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Yuettner, Nancy Leonard | Cranston Herald

Nancy Leonard Yuettner, a retired nurse, passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, June 8, 2024, surrounded by her family. She was 85 years old. Nancy was the beloved wife of Clifford A. Yuettner for 64 years. Born in Providence, she was the second of three daughters of the late Alton T. and Ina M. (Swenson) Leonard.

After many years in nursing, Nancy left to stay home and raise the five children she shared with her husband Clifford. When the children were older, she returned to nursing and eventually retired to the state of Alabama, where she and Clifford enjoyed the retired life for almost 30 years.

She graduated from RI Hospital Nursing School in 1959 and enjoyed many reunion lunches with her classmates over five decades.

Nancy raised her family as members of All Saints Church in Pontiac Village, where she was a member of the MMM Club and was also a member of a sewing club. She and her husband were avid campers, traveling back and forth between Alabama and Rhode Island in their RV, making numerous camping stops along the East Coast. They were members of a local camping group and enjoyed visiting campsites throughout the Northeast.

She was musically inclined and played many instruments, including the organ she donated to the First Baptist Church in Hope Valley when she could no longer enjoy it.

Nancy was the devoted mother of Cheryl Goulet (Phil), Steven Yuettner (Sharon), Timothy Yuettner (Lisa), Rebecca Warner (Michael) and the late Keven Yuettner (Jerry Girouard); beloved grandmother of nine grandchildren Craig, Marie, Kimberlie, Karl, Bryan, Jessica, Aubrie, Christopher and her beloved late granddaughter Shauna; great-grandmother of seven, and great-great-grandmother of one. She was the sister of the late Carol Sjögren and Elaine Fairweather. Nancy will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

A visitation will be held on Saturday, June 22, 2024 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM at the Thomas & Walter Quinn Funeral Home, 2435 Warwick Ave., Warwick. Burial will be private at the Rhode Island Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery, Exeter. In lieu of flowers, donations to the American Lung Association, 55 W. Wacker Dr., Suite 1150 Chicago, IL 60601 would be appreciated.

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