Mary Jean Yockey
Mary Jean Yockey
Sept. 24, 1925-July 16, 2011
BREMEN — Mary Jean Yockey, 85, of Bremen passed away Saturday, July 16, 2011 at 10:50 a.m. at the Bremen Health Care Center after a brief illness. She graduated from Bremen High School in 1943 and was the class salutatorian. She was a farmwife and also worked at Boremans, and retired from Universal Bearings.
Mary was born Sept. 24, 1925 in Columbia City to Elery E. and Mary Brown Wakeman Wolfe.
Oct. 22, 1946 Mary married Ernest Alden Yockey, who preceded her in death.
She was a member of Riverside United Methodist Church. She loved reading, gardening and listening to gospel music.
Survivors include two daughters, Rose Collins of Bourbon and Janet Flegel of Hope; four sons, Ernest Yockey, Jr. of Bremen, Bruce (Debbie) Yockey of Bremen, Philip Yockey of Plymouth and Keith Yockey of Plymouth. She also had four grandchildren, Joshua Flegel of Lander, Wyo., Jonathan and Jennifer (Passen) Flegel of Muncie, Jeanna (Collins) and Andy Lidecker of Bremen and Danielle Collins of Bourbon; sister, Betty Warner of Leesburg, Fla.; five brothers, Elery “Bub” Wolfe of Scottsdale, Ariz., Ted Wolfe of Kennesaw, Ga., Lincoln Wolfe of Valley Springs, Calif., Robert Wolfe of Bremen and Lynn Wolfe of Denver, Colo.
She was preceded in death by her husband; daughter, Susan; a son-in-law, Gary Collins and grandson, Nathan Collins; two sisters, Evelyn M. Forsythe and Marjorie Conner; and brother, Charles Wolfe.
Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 19, 2011 at the Mishler Funeral Home, Bremen and will be officiated by Pastor Gail Law. Burial will follow at the Bremen Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the time of service Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Nathan Collins Scholarship Fund.
Mary’s family would like to thank the staff of the Bremen Health Care Center for the wonderful care and attention given to Mary. YOU ARE ANGELS!!!
The Mishler Funeral Home in Bremen is assisting the family with arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.mishlerfuneralhomes.com.