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Clarence Earl Yockey

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Death 27 Jan 1960 (aged 70)
Burial Erie, Neosho County, Kansas, USA
Memorial ID 100128801 · View Source
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Clarence E. Yockey, 70, former postmaster of Erie, died unexpectedly at Memorial hospital in Chanute at 11 p.m. Wednesday, after being admitted that morning.

Mr. Yockey was born Nov. 11, 1889, near Thayer, Ks., and had moved to Chanute with his parents at an early age. After living in Chanute a few years, the family moved to St. Paul. Mr. Yockey lived there ten years before moving to Erie. He married Ethel Mansker Dec. 4, 1912, at Chester, Ill.

Mr. Yockey was elected as Neosho County Sheriff in 1924, and at that time moved with his family from South Mound to Erie to serve his term. In 1928 he switched places with Undersheriff Lloyd Sands, and served as the Undersheriff of Neosho County until 1932. During his term as undersheriff, he and his family lived on the second floor of the jail on 4th street, and Mrs. Yockey served as cook for the prisoners.

When his terms as Sheriff and Undersheriff were over, Mr. Yockey owned a gas station on North Main in Erie.

Mr. Yockey was appointed to serve as Postmaster on December 10, 1937. It became a family affair as his wife, Ethel Yockey, and two of his children, Merle Yockey, and Helen Yockey were clerks in the post office. Mr. Yockey retired from the Post Office in November, 1959, at the age of 70. He died from a heart attack two months later on January 27, 1960.

Memberships were held in the Erie Masonic Lodge, Erie Christian Church of which he was a deacon, and the National Association of Postmasters.

Survivors in addition to the widow of the home are two daughters, Mrs. Margaret Anderson, Kansas City, and Mrs. Glenn (Helen) Dunlop, Girard; a son, Merle Yockey, Erie; five grandchildren; two brothers, Lawrence Yockey, Parsons, and Arthur Yockey, Pearidge, Ark.; and a half sister, Mrs. Mabel Shepard, St. Paul.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Christian church in Erie with Rev. Glenn Crosby officiating. Burial will be in East Hill Cemetery. The Pierce funeral home is in charge of arrangements.


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  • Created by: Claudia Obenhaus
  • Added: 4 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100128801
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Clarence Earl Yockey (11 Nov 1889–27 Jan 1960), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100128801, citing East Hill Cemetery, Erie, Neosho County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by Claudia Obenhaus (contributor 47975973) .