Fatama Lucille Yamnitz and Alva F. Yamnitz

Fatama Lucille Yamnitz and Alva F. Yamnitz died of COVID-19 within days of eachother
Image credit for Fatama and Alva Yamnitz: Perryville News

Fatama Lucille (White) Yamnitz married the love of her life, Alva “Al” Yamnitz in 1952 and they had two sons. Al retired from the Army and ended up working as a baker for Kroger for 38 years.

The Yamnitzs lived happily in the St. Louis suburb of Normandy until COVID-19 took both their lives. Fatama passed on April 8, 2020 and Al died three days later on April 11 in the same hospital. Al was 89, Fatama was 85.

They both were involved with the Scouts together, and eventhough they had no daughters Lucille was involved with the Girl Scouts and was much loved by her troop member “daughters”. Lucille and Alva traveled the country together by car and camped and visited along the way. For their 50th wedding anniversary they took a cross country train trip.

Fatama and Alva are survived by their two sons, grandchildren, church family, and community who loved and missed them dearly.

I couldn’t find any pictures of them online, so I just combined the two pics from their obituaries as the main photo here. It looks like it used to be one pic!