Milton Lee Yard, 91, of California, MO passed away on Saturday, August 17, 2013. He was born on December 6, 1921 in Smith Center, KS the son of Ira and Dorothy (Hobbs) Yard both of whom preceded him in death. Milton was in the United States Army during WWII serving overseas in China, Burma and India. Milton first was married to Kathryn Hodler of whom he had two sons Bob and Donald Yard whom also preceded him in death. He was later married to Marilyn Goff in Edwardsville, ILL on July 25, 1978, she survives of the home. Memorial service will be Saturday, Aug. 24, at 10:00 at First Christian Church.