Monday, Jun 24, 2019

Wendell Dean Yancey

07/08/1948 - 12/26/2014

Wendell Dean Yancey, 66, Harvard, died Friday, Dec. 26, 2014, at his home.

He was born July 8, 1948, to Clel L. and Lilly Gladys “Judy” (Landis) Yancey in Clarinda, Iowa.

On June 30, 1992, he married Carlene Adkins in Kane County.

He was in the Air Force and served during the Vietnam War. He worked for Revcor in Carpentersville and worked in the test lab. He was a member of the NRA and enjoyed fishing and hunting.

Survivors include his wife; four sons, Anthony (Pam) Yancey, William (Mindy) Yancey, Ronald (Delynn) Griffith and Nathan Griffith; a daughter, Becky (Jeff) Kasten; and 15 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Vern Yancey; and a sister-in-law, Ruth Yancey.

A memorial gathering and service were held Dec. 29 at Saunders & McFarlin Funeral Home, Harvard.

Memorials can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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