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Sarah Lee “Sally” Zink Yancey

November 13, 1936 - August 8, 2021


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    Paul Ostheimer says

    Loved Aunt Sally’s Sense of humor. She was such a carrying person and devoted family giver. I am old enough to remember when she & Uncle Ray got married They made such a beautiful couple. Will miss both of them. Sorry, Linda & I won’t be able to come to Lafayette, but Linda is having cataract surgery that day..Love to All The Family, & Sorry for your loss. Paul & Linda Ostheimer, Ft Wayne

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    Chris and Stefanie Taylor says

    Our condolences to Brian and the entire family.

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    Heather Dunk says

    Sally was a great lady! She always had time for you even if you weren’t her family. We enjoyed seeing her and our boys thought she was great. We can see by all the kids and grandkids what type of lady she was because they all have her willingness to help, sense of humor and dedication to their families. She will always be with all the family knowing she loved all of you so much. A little bit of her is inside each of you. We are sure she would smile knowing how much she meant to all of you and what a great family you are.

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Sarah Lee “Sally” Zink Yancey, 84, passed away August 8th at St. Mary’s Healthcare. Sarah was born on November 13, 1936 to the late John and Bernice (Thoennes) Zink at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Lafayette, IN.  She was nicknamed Sally as a baby and went by that name all of her life.  She graduated from St. Francis High School in 1955.  She had attended St. Boniface Catholic Church.  She married Ray A. Yancey on June 4, 1955 and he proceeded her in death in 1999.  Sally worked briefly for National Homes and for Levy Court Club/International Sports Club watching the children of those who were there to work out and was a homemaker.  Sally enjoyed spending her time with her children, grandchildren, and extended family and loved to attend all of the various activities that they were involved in.  She was a fan of Purdue men’s and women’s basketball teams.  Sally had a great sense of humor and loved to laugh with her friends and family. She loved to read the paper every day and find funny stories or odd misprints and share them with everyone.

Sally is survived by her five children, Cheryl (Steve) Blickenstaff, Cathy (Robert) Pedigo, Ray Brian (Terri) Yancey, Gregory (Lori) Yancey, and Melissa (Scott) Jean.  She is also survived by thirteen grandchildren, Cory (Melissa) Blickenstaff, Casey (Stephanie) Blickenstaff, Kelsie (Joe) Fruge, Kyle Pedigo, Sarah (Ian) Campbell, Brittany (Wayne) Schlei, Courtney (Dave) Tapley, Shelby Yancey, Brooke Yancey, Rachel Yancey, Hunter Yancey, Kennedy Jean, and Carter Jean; and seven great-grandchildren, Jackson and Henry Blickenstaff, Liam and Aden Blickenstaff, Noah Rebman, Avery Tapley, and Hayden Schlei.

Sally was preceded in death by her daughter, Cynthia; her sister, Constance (Connie) Arnold; her brothers Anthony (Tony) Zink and Stephen Zink; and her grandson, Ryan Pedigo.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 12, from 3-5 pm at Tippecanoe Memory Gardens with the service to start at 5 pm. Interment to follow at Tippecanoe Memory Gardens in West Lafayette, IN. Share memories and condolences online at www.tippecanoememorygardens.com

Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Alzheimer’s Association or Almost Home Humane Society.  The Yancey family would like to sincerely thank the staff of St. Mary’s Healthcare and SouthernCare Hospice.