Mary Yancy Obituary

Mary Jo Yancy
Mary Jo Yancy

December 24, 1932 - July 7, 2017
Born in Boggstown, Indiana
Resided in La Pine, OR


Former Porterville, CA resident, Mary Jo Shaw was born on December 24, 1932, in Boggstown, Indiana. She was the fifth child of thirteen to Edith and James R. Shaw. Mary Jo attended all twelve grades in the Boggstown school and graduated in 1949. She worked in the Finance Center in Indianapolis, Indiana, and then served in the U.S. Army Air Force from 1953 to 1955. She worked one summer, in 1959, in Sequoia National Park in California. She returned to California in 1960, and attended Fresno Junior College.

Mary Jo married Elmo “Earl” Yancy in Tijuana, Mexico in May 1961, and married him again in Reno, Nevada later that same year in October. Together they had three children, Keith Jay Yancy born in San Rafael, CA on January 30, 1962; Julie Ann Yancy in Inglewood, CA on December 3, 1963; and Todd Joseph Yancy in Salinas, CA on July 21, 1966. Mary Jo has two step-children, Kenneth Earl Yancy of Camp Nelson, CA and Vicki Diane (Yancy) Young of Port Orford, OR. Mary Jo and Earl enjoyed traveling, and made many trips to visit her family in Indiana. They also took cruises. They were married for 56 years.




Baird Memorial Chapel
16468 Finley Butte Rd.
La Pine, OR 97739
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Graveside Service
Graveside Service
1013 E. Olive Ave
Porterville, CA 93257
Friday, July 14, 2017
10:00 AM


St. Charles Hospice
2275 Doctors Dr, Ste. 3
Bend, OR 97701