Thanx to: Janice Gunn for the transcription.
Carthage Evening Press, Monday, April 14, 1941
DROPS DEAD IN K. C. CHURCH
C. C. YANCEY SUCCUMBS AFTER TELLING EASTER STORY
Body of Baptist Minister, 80 will be Brought Here, Services to Be Wednesday
Charles Collier Yancey, 80 a former Carthage resident and brother of Mrs. B. Werner and Mrs. Ed Gerkey of Carthage, died at 10 o’clock yesterday morning just as he had finished telling the Easter story to his Men’s Bible class of the Independence Avenue Baptist church in Kansas City. Physicians said death was due to a heart attack.
Mr. Yancey was born March 21, 1861. He was the son of the late James T. and Carolyn Yancey, well-known Carthage couple who came here in 1874 by covered wagon from Mississippi. The son Charles was 14 at that time. Charles Yancey and his family left here about 20 years ago going to Springfield and later to Kansas City.
As a young man Mr. Yancey learned the machinist trade at the old Carthage foundry. Later he attended William Jewell College at Liberty and also attended the Baptist Theological Seminary at Louisville, Ky. While in Louisville he met and married Miss Mary Furter.
Mr. Yancey was licensed to preach by the Carthage Baptist church about 50 years ago. For a number of years he served churches in Missouri and Kansas. He gave up his pulpit in the world war to become a machinist in defense industry. He stayed on in the Missouri Pacific shops until his retirement five years ago. Even though he was retired from the ministry, Mr. Yancey never failed to be of service in whatever capacity he was needed in the church. He was known for his high Christian integrity and is mourned by a host of friends and relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. Yancey visited here about five weeks ago.
Surviving are his wife; two sons, James Ott Yancey and Charles Milton Yancey of Kansas City; two daughters, Mrs. J. P. Newton of Kansas City and Mrs. Ruth Putney of Harrisburg, Pa; a brother I. W. Yancey of Davidson, Okla.; four sisters, Mrs. R. H. Garrison of Denton, Texas, Mrs. Ada C. Ransom of Houston, Texas, and Mrs. Werner and Mrs. Gerkey of Carthage, and three Grandchildren. Mr. E. M. Yancey, a teacher of manual arts in the Carthage schools, and Ed Gerkey, Jr. of Joplin are nephews and Mrs. Frank Steward of Joplin, formerly of Carthage, is a niece.
The body will arrive here over the Missouri Pacific at afternoon 11:12 o’clock Wednesday morning and funeral service will be conducted at 2:30 o’clock that afternoon at the Knell service home. The Rev. A. A. DuLaney, pastor of the First Baptist church, will be in charge, assisted by the Rev. N. A. Goode, pastor of the Howard Street Methodist church. Burial will be in Park cemetery.
A brief service will be held tomorrow at Kansas City.