Margaret “Maggie” Yeager, 69, of Independence, Mo., passed away in her home Friday, Oct. 26, 2012.

Margaret “Maggie” Yeager, 69, of Independence, Mo., passed away in her home Friday, Oct. 26, 2012.

A memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 2, at St. Mark’s Catholic Church. 3736 S. Lee’s Summit Road, Independence. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, at Speaks Suburban Chapel, 18020 E. 39th St., Independence.

Maggie was born August 6, 1943, in San Antonio, Texas, to H. Ross and Hilda Young (Smith) Morris. She was raised by grandparents Reuben L. and Stella Young after the early death of her mother. Maggie graduated in 1961 from Smithton High School. That same year she married Richard G. Yeager and together they raised two children. Maggie was a devoted mother, supporting many of her children’s talents including basketball, and scouting. She was an avid traveler, enjoying trips with her husband, friends, and sister. One of Maggie’s favorite locations was the beach where she could view the beauty of the ocean, dolphins and pelicans. She will always be remembered for her loving, helping and compassionate spirit.

Maggie is survived by son, Jason Yeager of Lee’s Summit, Mo.; daughter, Rachelle Yeager and significant other, Mary Malich, of Blue Springs, Mo.; grandchildren, Abigail Roybal of Blue Springs, Mo., and Jeffrey Roybal of Las Vegas, Nev.; sister, Dorothye Wentworth of Alton, N.H.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband in 2009.

The family wishes to extend special thanks to family friends and neighbors for their encouragement.

In lieu of flowers, they encourage donations to American Cancer Society, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave., Kansas City, MO 64105.

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Arrangements: Speaks Suburban Chapel, 816-373-3600.


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