of Marshall, AR
April 19, 1940 - June 28, 2023
In Loving Memory of "The Callahan Cowgirl", Eleanor Mae Gardner Yancey, age 83, of Marshall, Arkansas went to be with her Lord and Savior at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, June 28th, 2023 at her home with her husband, Duane, Carolina Mendoza and the nurse by her side. She was born on April 19th, 1940 at Cottage Hospital in Galesburg, Illinois to Wilson Gale Gardner and Avice Fink Gardner. Eleanor was raised in Cambridge, Illinois.Eleanor Yancey was a great Christian lady. She loved her Lord and Savior with all her heart. She worked alongside her husband in the bus ministry, was a youth leader, a teacher in Junior Church, an amazing bible story teller and a wonderful church worker. Eleanor claimed many bible verses as her own, including but certainly not limited to, Philippians 4:13 "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me". She helped her husband in his business and loved riding horses. Survivors include her husband of 63 1/2 years, Duane Yancey of the home; one son, John W. Yancey of Marshall; grandson, Ben Yancey and wife, Emily of Marshall; granddaughter, Christina Friend of Maryland; great grandchildren, Ivy Yancey of Marshall, Willow Yancey of Marshall and Tyler Logsdon of Maryland; one brother, Richard Gardner of Lenoir, North Carolina and many nieces, nephews and extended family.Eleanor is preceded in death by her parents, Wilson and Avice Gardner; grandparents, Gladys Shepard, Leonard Gardner and Nellie Gardner; brother, Robert Gardner and sister, Phyllis Nelson.Graveside services for "The Callahan Cowgirl" will be 10:00 AM Saturday, July 1st, 2023 at Dongola Cemetery in Marshall, Arkansas with Bro. Jim Arnold Jr. and Bro. Duane Yancey officiating. Bearers will be Kenton Blair, Don Switzer, Jack Yancey, Danny Yancey, Willis Yancey and Ben Yancey. Honorary bearers will be Randy Garner, Cash Harmon, Kent Coffey and Rob Woods.
Duane - My condolences to you and John & family. I have so many family memories of holidays and time together. May you find peace in the coming days. You will be in my prayers.Nancy Nelson Olson
We are sorry to hear of your loss, but praising God we will see her again. We have fond memories of you both from The Old Southern Inn and Silver Dollar City. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
Our thoughts and prayers for peace and comfort for Eleanorâ€™s family and friends. We are very sorry for your loss.
Sorry for your loss Prayers for the family
Prayers of peace, and comfort for your entire family.
Duane. We are so sorry to hear this sad news. We always enjoyed our visits at Silver Dollar City and in Mountain View. Hugs, Love and prayers to you and your family. Deanna and Mark Ballantyne
I am so sorry for your loss. Eleanor was a great lady. May your memories bring you comfort in the days ahead.
Duane and John, I'm very sorry for your loss . I really thought a lot of Eleanor. We became good friends, no more than I was ever around her. We just hit it off.
Duane, I am sorry to hear about Eleanor. She was your best friend and a good person. She will be missed by your family and friends.
Duane and Family, our sincere condolences to you in the passing of this sweet lady! So happy our paths crossed and we had the opportunity to visit with her on many occasions A very genuine person indeed Prayers for All!!
So sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family.
Duane, John, and family, So sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed visiting with Eleanor at the bank. She was a sweet lady and I know she'll be missed by all who knew her. Keeping Your family in my prayers.
So sorry for your loss Duane She was a beautiful lady. I loved seeing her ride her horse.
We're so very sorry for your loss, and will keep lifting up your family in our prayers!-Steve and Johnny Parham
Such a sweet lady, you will be missed.
We are sad to hear this news. Please know that you and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.