Yvonne Bancroft

  Yvonne Bancroft passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on January 5, 2015, at Blissfield Place in Blissfield, Michigan. 
Yvonne was born July 29, 1935, in Jackson, Michigan, the daughter of Sigmund and Margaret (Wagner) Wasielewski.
Yvonne graduated from St. John’s High School in 1954,
She attended Jackson Community College and graduated as a registered nurse from Borgess Hospital-Kalamazoo and Nazareth College, Division of Nursing in 1957.
She was employed at Bixby Hospital from 1957-1966 and was head nurse in Pediatrics 1960-1966.
She then worked in the medical offices of Dr. Eddy and Feeney until 1979. She then returned to Bixby Hospital continuing to work in Pediatrics until she retired in 1997.
Yvonne was very proud that she passed the National Certification Board Exam for Pediatrics.
She married Phil Bancroft at St. Mary’s Catholic Church on May 9, 1987.
Yvonne enjoyed reading, completing many crafts and her grandchildren’s extracurricular activities.
She leaves behind six children: Dr. Ella Noel (Allan Evans) of Adrian, Karen Jarrett of Mason, Robert Noel of Sand Creek, Susan Noel (Ray Shepard) of Palmyra, Nancy Rupp (Daniel) of Palmyra, and Michael Noel (Dana) of Tecumseh; 11 grandchildren: Matthew Evans,  Andrew Jarrett, Ryan, Noel, Taylor Lulham, Rachel Snyder, Kaitlyn Gallant, Elizabeth Swope, Isaiah Rupp, Josiah Rupp, Kelsey Noel and Kylee Noel;  three great-grandchildren: Makenzie, Brooklyn and Cameron; and siblings: Walter Wasielewski and Mary Huff of Jackson, Margie (Michael) Vogt of Spring Arbor, and Jerry Wasielewski of Kissimmee, Florida.
Yvonne was preceded in death by a brother, Larry in infancy, her parents, granddaughter, Jennifer Noel and her husband, Phil in 2011.
Funeral Liturgy for Yvonne will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, January 9, 2015, at St. Mary of Good Counsel Parish, Adrian, Michigan, with Father Shaun Lowery as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8pm, Thursday, January 8, 2015, where a Vigil Prayer service will be held at 7 pm. at Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian, Michigan.
Visitation will also be at St. Mary of Good Counsel Parish on Friday from 9:30-10:15 a.m.
Online condolences may be given at www.andersonfuneralservices.com .
Memorial contributions may be made in Yvonne’s name to St. Mary’s Catholic Church or food pantry of your choice.
Envelopes are available at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian, Michigan.