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Marcia Yockey

September 28, 2000 ~ November 6, 1922 (age 77)

Obituary

Marcia Yockey, 77, of Newburgh, died Thursday, Sept. 28, 2000, at Deaconess Hospital of cardiac arrest.

She retired in 1988 after a 35 year career as a weathercaster for WFIE-Ch. 14 and WTVW Ch. 7.

She was a 1940 graduate of Bosse High School, her pre-med­ical studies were interrupted by World War II. She heard women were needed to help with the weather service while she was working at an Evansville war plant, took a crash course in me­teorology and stayed with the weather bureau after the war. She received the Indiana Associ­ated Press Broadcasters Hall of Fame Award in April.

She was a Piper Cub pilot and the 100th woman to receive a he­liocopter pilot licience with Whirly Girls International. She enjoyed snow skiing.

Surviving are her brother, Harry R. “Bud” Yockey of Flori­da; friends who cared for her, Kay Lant and Bill and Shirley Miller, all of Evansville; and nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 6 p.m. Sunday at Boone Funeral Home East Chapel, the Rev. Joseph Baus officiating, with burial in Rose Hill Cemetery in New­burgh.

Friends may call from 1 p.m. to service time at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to a favorite charity.

 

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Services

Visitation
Sunday
October 1, 2000

1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
BOONE

Funeral Service
Sunday
October 1, 2000

6:00 PM
Boone Funeral Home
5330 Washington Avenue
Evansville, IN 47715

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