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Mary Ellen Yancey, 86, of Washington, went to her heavenly home from Prairie Village Nursing Center on April 16, 2017. She was born the youngest of seven children on September 19, 1930, in Hinton, West Virginia, to Henry A. and Ollie M. (Allutt) Young. She attended Hinton West Virginia Schools. On October 7, 1954, Mary married the love of her life, the late Donald Truman Yancey. She studied to be a nurse's aide and worked at the Washington Nursing Center, Prairie Village, and the Dollar General

Mary is survived by her children Frank L. Yancey (Debbie) of Washington, Donald L. Yancey of Washington; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband, Donald T. Yancey; her parents; and five brothers and two sisters.

The funeral service for Mary will take place on Thursday, April 20, 2017, at 1 p.m. at Gill Funeral Home. Friends may call on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and prior to the service from noon to 1 p.m., all at the funeral home. Interment will follow the service at Sugarland Memory Gardens. Online condolences may be made at www.gillsince1872.com.
Published on April 17, 2017
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