Nebraska Authors

Wilma Yeo

AKA: Wilma Lethem Yeo

Born 1918-12-23 Republican City, NE (USA)

Died 1994
Kansas City, MO (USA)

Born in Nebraska, the children's author grew up in Maryville, KS, and resided in Kansas City, MO for most of her adult life.

Places Lived

Republican City, NE
Maryville, MO
Kansas City, MO

Author Of

  • Fiction
  • Nonfiction


Children's Literature


1960, Kansas City Junior College
1965, University of Missouri at Kansas City


Fiction Editor

Places Worked

University of Missouri at Kansas City
Johnson Community College, Johnson County, KS


Award for Outstanding Contribution to Children's Literature, Central Missouri State College, 1969
Adult Short Story Award, Indiana University, 1971


Kansas City Writers Group
Kansas City Juvenile Writers Group


Mrs. Neverbody’s Recipes. 1968.
Mystery of the Third Twin. 1972.
Oliver Twister and His Big Little Sister. 1973.
Maverick With a Paint Brush; The story of Thomas Hart Benton. 1977.
Gypsy Summer. 1986.
Girl in The Window. 1988.
Stranger at Winfield House. 1989.

Contributor to many magazines and children's periodicals including:
Humpty Dumpty; Golden Magazine; Pride; Lutheran Digest; Wee Wisdom; Highlights for Children; American Baby; Reader's Digest; and Writer's Digest.

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