Maurine Carol Yeager, 92, of Derby, Kansas, and former Russell, Kansas resident, died on Tuesday, May 06, 2014, at the Harry Hynes Hospice in Wichita, Kansas.
Maurine was born in Selden, Kansas, the daughter of Glen and Sylvia (Crabill) Schrock. She grew up in the Selden area and graduated from Selden High School. After high school she attended Brown Mackie College to train as a business secretary. She met, fell in love and was united in marriage to Edward B. Yeager on October 17, 1947 in Larned, Kansas. From this union they were blessed with two children daughter Marsha and son Doug. Maurine worked for Phillip Petroleum in Russell for a while but became a fulltime wife and mother after she was married. She was a longtime member of St. John Lutheran Church in Russell and was a member of the Russell V.F.W. and American Legion Auxiliaries. She enjoyed playing bridge, fishing for walleye, traveling, reading, crocheting and knitting. She also enjoyed watching and feeding the birds that gathered in her yard. Most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family.
Surviving family include her daughter Marsha Martin and husband Terry of Collinsville, Oklahoma, son Doug Yeager and wife Susie of Wichita, Kansas; brother Phillip Schrock and wife Marilyn of Lodi, California; sister Vinita Buettgenbach of Lebanon, Kansas; 3 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Edward, brothers Clair, Maurice, Harold and Gary Schrock; sisters Eldine Neil and Bonavee Fike and an infant sister.
A celebration of Maurine’s life will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Saturday, May 17, 2014, at the St. John Lutheran Church in Russell, with Pastor Roger Dennis officiating. Visitation will be from 9 A.M. to 8 P.M. on Friday, May 16, 2014, at the mortuary with the family present to greet guests from 6 P.M. to 7 P.M. Friday evening. Memorials may be given to the St. John Lutheran Church of Russell and sent in care of the mortuary. Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary of Russell is in charge of the funeral service arrangements.