Florence M. (Banut) Yockey

April 4, 1920December 14, 2012
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FLORENCE M. YOCKEY, 92, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, at Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home. She was a resident of Coventry Meadows Assisted Living. Born April 4, 1920, in Fort Wayne, she was a daughter of the late Ioan and Ioana Banut. She attended Central High School in Fort Wayne. In 1942, she married Max Culler of Auburn, Ind., and was employed as head cashier at the Kroger Company in Auburn for 15 years. She later married Robert Yockey and returned to Fort Wayne where she was employed by Rogers Markets and Cub Foods for 30 years. She was a lifetime member of St. Mary's Romanian Orthodox Church. She always loved dancing, especially the jitterbug and Romanian folk dances. Tusa Fica (aunt) is survived by nieces and nephews, Letitia Segyde, John (Marty) Segyde, Rebecca (Robert) Flesher, Augustine (Linda) Segyde, Daniel Banut, Janice (Ron) Nawrocki, and Joana (Rob) Wyatt; and several great nieces, great nephews, great-great nieces, great-great nephews, and great-great-great niece. " She loved them very, very much." She was also very fond of small "puppy dogs," especially her "Little Mitzi". She was also preceded in death by her sister, Virginia Segyde; and brothers, Daniel and John Banut. Funeral service is 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, at C.M. Sloan & Sons Funeral Home, 1327 N. Wells St., with calling one hour prior. Very Rev. Fr. Ioan Ionita officiating. Calling also from 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, with Saracusta service at 6:30 p.m. Burial in Lindenwood Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Allen County S.P.C.A. or a charity of donor's choice.


  • Visitation Wednesday, December 19, 2012
  • Visitation Thursday, December 20, 2012
  • Funeral Service Thursday, December 20, 2012

Florence M. (Banut) Yockey

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Joana Glasscott

December 20, 2012

We love you Tusa Fica! Joana (Segyde), Mike. & Maria Glasscott

Mary Passino

December 20, 2012

Becky, I want to thank you for everything you did for Florence. She thought the world of you. After I styled her hair on Wednesday's, I would take her back to her room and help her heat up the soups you had made for her. I believe it was lettuce soup, one day, she insisted I try it. Delicious! You seemed to put so many extra touches into her life. I know she loved you so much.
I will miss Florence, as we became very good friends and laughed a lot about the silly things happening in the salon. One very busy day, I had her hair set in rollers, placed her by the hairdryer, which was warming up, and then about a half hour later, she exclaimed, "Mary, do you think the hairdryer is warm now?" I rushed over and placed the dryer on her hair. She began laughing and told me that she was just enjoying watching me juggle all the ladies in my salon.
What an amazing lady....I will always remember her.
Sympathy to her beloved family,

December 19, 2012

My sympathy goes out to the family of Florence. She was always so sweet, and such a neat lady, that I had the pleasure of meeting and learning more about the Romainian ways. When my dad George Phillips (Googly) and myself Jan Phillips would see her at Romainian church, or the picnics, or festivals, weddings, we were always in some type of conversation!!!!! The Romainaina field is narrowing, it's sad, and so heartfelt to loose Florence. God's Blessings.
With regards, Jan Phillips, Sarasota FL.

Joana and Rob Wyatt

December 18, 2012

Dear Tusa Fica,
you will always be in our hearts and prayers, love you always , Joana and Rob Wyatt , Melissa and Steven Keller, Jamie Wyatt