Edward C. Yancey
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2011
LOWVILLE – Edward C. Yancey, 95, died on Monday, December 12, 2011, at Lewis County Residential Health Care Facility.
Born on September 26, 1916, in the town of Harrisburg, a son of the late Edward E. and Rosella Zehr Yancey, Ed attended rural school in the town of Harrisburg.
On December 4, 1940, he was married to Bertha E. Beyer at the Lowville Mennonite Church with Rev. Jacob Gingerich officiating. Together the couple and owned and operated the family farm on the Yancey Road in the town of Harrisburg. Ed also owned and operated Yancey’s Construction working along with the Conservation Department excavating ponds and ditches with his bulldozer and backhoe during the summer time and logging during the winter. Mrs. Yancey died in September of 2000.
Ed loved to hunt and enjoyed taking trips out west, into Canada and New Foundland.
Surviving Mr. Yancey are his seven children: daughter, Virginia Lyndaker of Lowville and sons, Herbert, Edward and Arlene, Theodore and Mary, Timothy, Gordon, and John Yancey all of Lowville; sisters, Iva Yousey of Lowville, Bertha Roes and Rosella Roes both of Sarasota, FL; sister-in-law, Lena Yancey of Beaver Falls; 17 grandchildren and six great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
He is predeceased by his daughter, Carolyn Malone; his brother, Gerald; two sisters, Mary Swartzentruber and Edna Zehr.
A celebration of Edward’s life will be held on Thursday, December 15, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. at the Lowville Mennonite Church with Rev. Evan Zehr, nephew officiating. Burial will take place at the Croghan Mennonite Cemetery on Thursday morning at 10:00 a.m. prior to the memorial service.
Family and friends may call on Wednesday evening from 5-8 p.m. at the Sundquist Funeral Home.
Memorials in Mr. Yancey’s name can be made to Beaver Camp, 8884 Buck Point Road, Lowville, NY 13367.