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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