Mrs. Yolanda A. (Black) Huff, age 78, of Joplin, passed away on Thursday, February 6, 2020 at Mercy Hospital in Joplin. Mrs. Huff, daughter of the late William and Emaline (Brown) Platner, was born on January 18, 1942 in Joplin. She was united in marriage to James Black in 1959 in Joplin. He preceded her in death in 1998. After his passing she continued to work as a cosmetologist and was employed for over 20 years with JC Penny until her retirement in 2003. On March 3, 2004 she was united in marriage to Nathaniel “Nate” Huff in Joplin. Together they enjoyed traveling and taking trips. She was a devoted mother and grandmother, who loved spending time with her family.
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Survivors include her husband, Nate Huff, of Joplin; one daughter, Tracy Misner, of Joplin; two step-daughters, Sharon Huff and Kerry Huff, both of Tulsa; two brothers, Phillip Platner, and his wife, Barbara, of Collinsville, OK, and Quinton Platner, and his wife, Aleta, of Neosho; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents and first husband, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Kelly Henry, on August 31, 2018 and one son-in-law, Jeff Misner in 2018.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, February 10, 2020 at 2:00 pm at the Second Assembly Church in Joplin with John Veazey and Phillip Platner officiating. Those gentlemen serving as pallbearers will be Phillip Platner, Todd Platner, Kenny Platner, Jamison McNally, Tyler Shaffer and Dewayne Shockley. Burial will follow at the Seneca Cemetery, in Seneca. The family will receive friends during a time of visitation from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm Sunday, at the Mason-Woodard Mortuary Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the Teen Challenge Program and may be entrusted to the mortuary.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Mason-Woodard Mortuary & Crematory, Joplin.