Gayle I. Yenney

Gayle I. Yenney
Gayle I. Yenney

MOUNT CARROLL – Gayle I. Yenney, 91, of Mount Carroll, died Sunday, March 25, 2018, at Big Meadows Nursing Home in Savanna. 

Gayle was born on May 19, 1926, the daughter of Leroy and Mabel (Brunner) Schubert in Pleasant Valley Township, Jo Daviess County. Gayle married Clarence A. Yenney on April 13, 1946, in Mount Carroll. Clarence died Feb. 22, 1998, in Mount Carroll. 

Gayle was a homemaker who cherished taking care of her family. She was a caring and compassionate person who enjoyed helping others. Gayle worked as a nurse’s aide, and in the cafeteria at Lincoln School in Savanna. She also babysat in her home and enjoyed the companionship of her dog, Fanci. Most of all, Gayle cherished spending time with her family and friends, especially her grandchildren.

Gayle will be dearly missed by one son, Steve (Linda) Yenney of Savanna; five grandchildren, Troy Yenney of Savanna, Travis (Cami) Yenney of Mount Carroll, and Trent (Nicole) Yenney of Savanna, Andrea (Jim) Neuschwanger of Forreston, and Amber (Nathan) Cruz of Goodyear, Arizona; four great grandchildren, Preston and Andrew Yenney and Brandon Hutchinson and Hailey Yenney; one brother, Gerald (Barbara) Schubert of New Boston; four nieces, Val (John) Vranicar of Naperville, Angie Rockow of Freeport, Sherryl (David) Charles of Rockford, and Shelley (Ray) Comeau of Mount Carroll; and three great-nieces, Monica Charles, Natalie Comeau, and Mallory Comeau.

She also was preceded in death by one daughter, Dixie Mesch; two brothers, Leroy and Wayne Schubert; and two sisters, Maxine Labar and LaVonne Rockow.

The funeral was March 31 at Law-Jones Funeral Home in Mount Carroll. Burial was at Oak Hill Cemetery in Mount Carroll.

Memorials may be given to Shriners Hospital for Children-Chicago in Gayle’s memory.

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