Jeanne Wyche York

December 11, 1923November 8, 2020

Jeanne York passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 8, 2020 at the age of 96. She was at her home surrounded by her loving family.

Jeanne was born December 11, 1923 in Gustine, Texas to Dr. Claude Lee Wyche and Nellie Hartson. She married W. J. York on March 31, 1942 in Comanche Texas. They moved to Waco in 1947. Jeanne was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses on August 1, 1941. At that time she started sharing her knowledge of the Bible and the hope that God’s Kingdom offers for mankind with others. She was still witnessing right up until the day she died. She believed the promise recorded in John 5:28, 29 with all her heart which read: “Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life, and those who practiced vile things to a resurrection of judgment.” We look forward to welcoming her back to enjoy perfect life on a paradise earth, with no threat of sickness, sorrow or death.

Jeanne was an excellent cook and baker, and loved being surrounded by her family and friends, feeding them her delicious food and desserts. She enjoyed playing the harmonica, and singing, and even wrote songs. When someone pulled out a guitar or sat down at the piano, out came her French harp as she asked “what key is that you are playing in?” She loved listening to all her children and grandchildren play their musical instruments, and loved dancing as well. Jeanne enjoyed drawing, painting, and composing poems and stories for all to hear.

Everyone who knew her viewed her as a kind, loving and generous person who would do anything to help family and countless others. In fact, she was known as “Mama Jeanne” to many. If someone was in need she was there to help! Her kindness and graciousness will be missed by many. She took such good care of everyone including her late husband W.J. during the last days of his life.

Mrs. York was preceded in death by her husband W.J. York, her parents Dr. Claude Lee Wyche and Nellie Hartson Wyche, her sister Berniece Green, brother Daniel Howard Wyche, and son-in-law Danny Beene.

She is survived by her sister Mirla Indelicato of Payson Az., her children, Joel J. York, Susan Beene Nokes and husband Lester, Nathan C. York and wife Vicki, Aaron J. York and wife Peggy, daughter-in-law Virginia York. Grandchildren: Gina Stelley and husband Russell, Susanne Nieman and husband Chris, Jacob York, Jolie Woodard and husband Carl, Danielle Schmidt and husband Michael, Brett York and wife Savanah, and Cara York. Great Grandchildren: Mckinlee Nieman, Sadie Schmidt, Maggie York, Wylie Jae York, and many nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be for family only, at 1pm Saturday November 14th at Waco Memorial Park. Gary Aiello will officiate the service.


  • Graveside Service

    Saturday, November 14, 2020


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Baylor Scott & White Hospice

November 16, 2020

Dear York Family,
The Baylor Scott & White Hospice team would like to extend to you our deepest sympathy. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Pat Raynaud

November 13, 2020

So sorry to hear of Jeans passing.
She was an amazing lady.
She always knew you when she saw
You. We thanks for sending me the email.

Doris Inman

November 13, 2020

Jeanne was such a gracious, hospitable and loving family friend. As neighbors and close friends, I grew up alongside their family. Sitting at the beautiful grand piano , turning music pages for dear Mary Flores, another dear friend, is one of my fondest memories. It gave me my love of piano, great music, dancing and gracious entertaining. She was also a stalwart servant of God, sharing her deep found faith with many. She has been a fixture in so many lives and will be dearly missed. My Love and deep sympathy, Doris Knight Inman

Donald Herbelin

November 12, 2020

We are saddened for the loss of Jeanne. She was a excellent example for all of us. She was such a caring person. We will miss her until the resurrection of all those in Jehovah's memory.
Donald and Cynthia Herbelin

Susan Blake

November 11, 2020

Jeanne & Jay, both have a special place in my heart. I started loving this entire family when Peggy & Aaron married. I’m saddened by her departure. Love you all.


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