Joyce Paula (Albrecht) Yatsook
A memorial service will be held for Joyce Paula (Albrecht) Yatsook, 80, of Grandview at 1:00pm on Saturday, May 19 at Unity Temple on the Plaza in K.C.MO.
Born May 26, 1937 in Osborne Co. Kansas to the late Harold and Roberta Albrecht, Joyce Paula passed away May 1st at Research Medical Center. Ever stalwart as she was in life, she fought bravely in her demise.
Joyce Paula’s supreme kindness, her blessed grace and her unconditional love touched many lives. Many of those lives that were downcast and in need of kindness and respect found a blessed uplift by their association with her. Joyce Paula was a licensed massage therapist and a teacher of both Wu style Tai Chi Chuan and the diciplines of Chi-Gong. These talents along with her familiarity with the spiritual and intuitive components of the human persona all bore fruit with the healing and unification of many people. Regarded as an old and beloved soul, Joyce Paula will be missed by many.
Before divorcing in 1972 after 13 years of marriage, Joyce was a homemaker. She subsequetly grew into a very proud career of bookkeeping/accounting, enabling her to successfully raise 4 children as a single mother.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers; Joseph and Dennis Albrecht and her daughter, Paula Kaplan (Yatsook). She is survived by 3 sons; Scott, Todd and Eric (Carolyn) Yatsook, 2 granddaughters Danielle and Erica Yatsook, and her best friend, Beverly Dye.
Joyce Paula enjoyed making donations to Unity Temple, Unity Village, Wayside Waifs, Red Cross and Big Brothers and Sisters. Any donations to any of these institutions in her memory would be appreciated.
I regret, we are leaving town on Sat. Would love to attend her service. What a lovely photo of her! She was indeed a calming influence wherever she was – showed courage & fortitude during unbelievable difficult times. When she retired, we appreciated what a great accountant she was, always steady, no drama, but did her job well with no fanfare
& always On Time! Also, what a multi-talented ‘Renaissance Woman’ & such a fabulous idea to write a book imparting her wisdom! It was an honor to have known her &’to have felt her presence with us. Our very sincere sympathy goes out to her family & those closest to her! With much love, Her co-workers at Johnson County Mgmt. & the Regnier Family. (We will be making a donation to Big Brothers, Big Sisters in her Memory)
God’s blessings to Joyce’s family & friends.
I loved Saturdays with Joyce at Unity on the Plaza tai chi class I still think of her often and the lessons of the body and healing she shared with me. I just found this beautiful obituary today. Joyce lives on in my heart. One of her students from the late 1990s. Shannon