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Evelyn Corinne Yaney, 105, of North Manchester, Indiana, passed away at 7:40 a.m. Wednesday, April 18, 2012, at Timbercrest Healthcare Center, in North Manchester.
She was born March 3, 1907, in Charleston, Illinois, to the late Harry Samuel and Cora D. (Railing) Miller.
On November 16, 1936, she married George W. Yaney; he preceded her in death on December 19, 1993.
Evelyn was secretary and business manager for Col. Fred Reppert and the Reppert School of Auctioneering in Decatur. She was also a secretary for the subsistence Homesteads, a U.S. Goverment project in Decatur. Later, she and her husband owned and operated the Fort Wayne Ceramic Tile Company, retiring in 1968.
She was a member of the Lincolnshire Church of the Brethren, Lincolnshire Women's Fellowship, and the Naomi Study Club in Fort Wayne. She was a former member of the General Federated Women's Club and the Fort Wayne Women's Club.
Among survivors are two sons, Donald (Joan) Yaney of Chandler, Ariz.; and David (Karen) Yaney of Joliet, Ill.; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister. Services will be held Saturday, April 21, at 10 a.m., in Timbercrest Chapel, 2201 East Street, North Manchester.
Friends and family may call one hour prior to services at Timbercrest Chapel. Pastor David Bibbee will be officiating.
Graveside services and burial will be Saturday, April 21, at 2 p.m., at Pleasant Dale Cemetery, Decatur.
Arrangements were made by McKee Mortuary, North Manchester.
Preferred memorials may be made to Timbercrest Senior Living Community, PO Box 501, North Manchester, IN 46962; Lincolnshire Church of the Brethren, 6404 S. Calhoun Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46807; or Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home, 5910 Homestead Rd., Fort Wayne, IN 46814.
Online condolences may be made at www.mckeemortuary.com.