William H. Yockey

Private family services for William H. Yockey, 93, Lyndon, were held Saturday, with entombment in the Mount Hope Cemetery in Topeka.

Mr. Yockey died Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

He was born Feb. 9, 1918, in Quenemo, the son of William and Mabel Blair Yockey. He grew up in Quenemo and graduated from Quenemo High School. He moved to California in 1939 and lived there until 1951 when he moved back to Lyndon, where he had lived since.

He was a farmer and stockman most of his life. He had served as a city councilman and mayor for Lyndon and was a county commissioner for Osage County. He was a member of the Osage City Presbyterian Church and the Euclid Lodge No. 101 A.F. & A.M. in Lyndon.

He married Dorothy Goodman on July 26, 1945, in Burbank, Calif. She preceded him in death Dec. 8, 2008.

Survivors include two sons, Dr. Charles and wife Nancy, of Lawrence, and Dennis and wife Peggy, of Colorado Springs, Colo.; his sister, Ruth Loper, of Santa Ynez, Calif.; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the LMH Endowment Association, sent in care of Feltner Funeral Home, 818 Topeka Ave., Lyndon, KS 66451.