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Yancey, Christopher, son of Daniel and Lena (Rayn) Yancey, was born at Belfort, N.Y., Aug. 2, 1888; died as the result of a heart attack at Sarasota Memorial Hsopital, Sarasota, Fla., Dec. 10, 1972; aged 84 y. 4 m. 8 d. On Jan. 15, 1914, he was married to Veronica Zehr, who preceded him in death on Jan. 8, 1966. Surviving are 2 daughters (Arletha - Mrs. Russell Knechtel and Beulah - Mrs. Clarence Widrick), 2 sons (Lester and Clyde), 23 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers (Edward and Ben Yancey), and one sister (Elsie - Mrs. William Raymond). He was a member of the Lowville Conservative Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the Bay Shore Mennonite Church on Dec. 14, in charge of Noah Miller and Nelson Kanagy; interment in the Palms Memorial Park, Sarasota.