LYONS FALLS, NY — Lena Yancey, 94, formerly of Lyons Falls, died peacefully Tuesday evening, June 11, 2019, at East Road Adult Home under the care of the staff, her family and Lewis County Hospice.
The funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at Lowville Mennonite Church with Pastor Keith Zehr, officiating. Burial will follow in Croghan Mennonite Cemetery. Calling hours are from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 Monday, June 17, 2019, at the church.
Arrangements are with Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., Lowville.
Born April 7, 1925, in Belfort, NY, a daughter of the late Paul and Catherine Widrick Lyndaker, she attended rural school in Belfort and Beaver Falls High School.
On Dec. 12, 1946, she married Gerald Yancey at Croghan Mennonite Church with Rev. Lloyd Boshart officiating. Together with her husband, the couple owned and operated the Yancey family dairy farm on the Yancey Road in West Lowville until 1975, at which time the couple moved to the Cut Off Road in Beaver Falls. (Real estate business and bed and breakfast.)
Mrs. Yancey was a member of Lowville Mennonite Church.
She enjoyed gardening, traveling and visiting Florida.
She is survived by eight children and their spouses, Jerry M. and Nancy Wherley Yancey of LaGrande, OR; Dean R. and Wanda Macedo Yancey of Lowville; Dr. Samuel P. Yancey of Croghan; Violet and Michael J. Colwell of Glenfield; Merle G. and Donna Bills Yancey of Lowville; Orson P. Yancey of New Market, NH; Annette Halko and her companion Paul Brown of Naumburg; Paula and Nathan Zehr of Webster, NY; seven siblings, Kenneth (Deb) Lyndaker of Watson; Gladys Sweitzer of Big Bear, CA; Alta Noftsier of Lowville; Catherine (Rexford) Dannon of Salisbury Center; Dorothy (Elmer) Zehr of Lowville; Helen (Loren) Unruh of Kansas; and Paul Lyndaker of Castorland; sister-in-laws, Phyllis Lyndaker of Lowville and Fern Lyndaker of Lowville; 18 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was predeceased by her husband, Gerald; a daughter, Juanita Rose Yancey, who died in 1962 at the age of 7; four brothers; Christian Lyndaker, David Lyndaker, Norman Lyndaker and Howard Lyndaker; a brother-in-law, Jerry Sweitzer, a sister-in-law, Gail Lyndaker; the Yancey in-laws, Samuel and Edna Zehr, Abner and Mary Swartzentruber, Edward and Bertha Yancey, Clayton and Iva Yousey, Edward and Bertha Roes, Maurice and Rosella Roes.
Contributions may be made to Lowville Mennonite Church, 7705 Ridge Road, Lowville, NY 13367 or Friends of Lewis County Hospice, P.O. Box 266, Lowville, NY 13367.
Condolences may be made online at www.isenekerfuneralhome.com