Mary Evalyne Yencho, age 96, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at Anderson Hospital, Maryville, IL. Evalyne was born on September 7, 1918 in TN, a daughter to the late Marvin and Clara (Gatlin) Nolin.
On April 25, 1959, Evalyne Nolin married Edward A. Yencho, the love of her life. Edward passed away on November 25, 2002. Evalyne attended and was very active at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Granite City, IL; she had volunteer leadership roles in church events such as the annual church picnic. Evalyne had graduated from Harriet Stowe Business College in St. Louis, MO. She was a member of Phi Tau Omega Sorority. Evalyne had worked for Westinghouse Corporation in St. Louis, MO as an executive secretary until her marriage. Later she worked for John Crochran VA Medical Center in St. Louis, MO as the secretary to the chief of Staff. Evalyne was a volunteer in the gift shop and member the Womens Sodality at Gateway Medical Center in Granite City, IL. Evalyne loved life, she loved to laugh, but most of all she loved and was dedicated to her family and friends. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.
In addition to her parents and husband, Evalyne was preceded in death by three sisters, Mayola Brewer, Majoria Stevenson and Maxine Schneider.
She is survived by her loving sons, Dr. Michael E. (Karen) Yencho of Vernon, CT and Dr. Stephen A. Yencho of Plano, TX; proud grandmother to Jennifer A. Yencho of Glastonbury, CT, Samuel E. Yencho, Nolan M. Yencho and Luke S. Yencho all of Vernon, CT; dear sister, Carolyn McEvers of Ocoee, FL; extended family and many friends.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, May 29, 2015 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.
In celebration of her life, funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church with Father Chris Comerford officiating. Interment will be in Sunset Hill Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, IL.
Memorial donations may be given to American Cancer Society or St. Elizabeth Catholic Church and will be accepted at the funeral home and church.
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