SAVANNA—Troy A. Yenney, 51, of Savanna, passed away suddenly at Clinton Mercy Hospital on Monday, Nov. 29, 2021.
A funeral service will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 7, at Law-Jones Funeral Home in Savanna. Visitation will take place from 4-6 p.m. before the service.
Troy was born Dec. 26, 1969, in Portsmouth, Va., the son of Steven and Linda (Hoertz) Yenney. Troy grew up in Savanna and graduated from Savanna High School with the class of 1988.
Ever active in his community, Troy would go on to find his calling in public service, specifically in fire and rescue services. He trained as an EMT and held various service roles, including 911 operator, severe weather radio operator and weather spotter, race track safety and recovery, and was a member of fire and rescue squads both in Sangamon county and in Savanna, respectively. Never content with his level of training and expertise, Troy continued to add to his resume, becoming an RN serving in emergency rooms and trauma units.
In his free time, Troy enjoyed hunting and fishing, and dearly loved his many animals he owned throughout his life, most recently, his cat. He maintained a keen interest in mechanics, and held an affinity for art and music, including his many drawings.
Troy will be dearly missed by his parents, Steve and Linda Yenney of Savanna; brothers, Travis (Cami) Yenney of Mount Carroll and Trent (Nicole) Yenney of Savanna; grandmother, Bettie Hoertz Hottenstein of Savanna; nephews, Preston (Mary Rannow) Yenney, of Savanna, Andrew Yenney of Hampton, Ill., and Brandon Hutchison of Mt. Carroll; and niece, Hailey Yenney of Savanna.
Troy was preceded in death by his grandparents, Clarence and Gayle Yenney and George Hoertz; and aunt, Dixie Green.