Virginia Mae Yancey, age 97, of Kalamazoo, Michigan, formerly of Jefferson City, passed away peacefully on Monday evening, March 14, 2022.
She was born in Jefferson City, Missouri on April 30, 1924, the loving daughter of Simon Henry and Emma Margaret (Hoelscher) Hager. Virginia served as a seamstress at Fort Leonard Wood during WWII and then worked at Oberman & Company in Jefferson City.
Virginia married Willie Francis Yancey in Jackson, Michigan on April 25, 1953; he sadly preceded her in death on April 8, 2005. She is survived by her children, Mark (Roseanne) Yancey of Richland, MI, Karen (Louis) Burns of Granite Bay, CA, and Brenda Taber of Cranberry Twp., PA; 8 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren.
Virginia was a homemaker who loved and excelled at sewing, cooking, gardening, and canning. She was known to some as "Ms. Pickle" and was the first one at a neighbor's door with a cake to welcome them, or to console them when family tragedies occurred. She spent nine of her final years living near her oldest daughter in California and her last seven years living near her son in Michigan.
We wish to thank the entire staff of Friendship Village where she recently lived, especially those of the Health Center who provided her care over the last three years.
The family will receive friends from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, March 22, 2022, at St. Peter Catholic Church with Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Jeremy Secrist officiating.
Interment will follow at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations made to the Health Care Activities Department at Friendship Village in Kalamazoo or to Centrica Care Navigators (Hospice) would be appreciated as these brought her great comfort.
Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
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