Maurice Alvin Yarmer, 67, of Russell, Kansas and formerly of Galatia, Kansas, passed away Wednesday, February 23, 2022, at the Hays Medical Center in Hays, Kansas.
Maurice was born October 28, 1954, in Great Bend, Kansas. He was the son of Milton A. and Mary Agnes (Gleissner) Yarmer. He grew up on the family farm north of Galatia. He graduated from Hoisington High School in the Class of ‘72.
Maurice was united in marriage to Julia “Julie” Lee on April 23, 1988, in Milberger, Kansas. This union was blessed with three children; Justin, Neil and Sara. They made their home on the family farm north of Galatia.
Maurice was a Farmer and Rancher his whole life. When he was younger, he enjoyed combine demolition derby and drag racing. Maurice also did contract labor for John Deere painting their equipment. As the years went on Maurice worked hard to grow the family farm while marketing hay in his free time. Building relationships with people along the way was one thing he did best. Maurice was also very strong in his faith and was a member of the Fellowship of Faith Church in Great Bend. He found peace in spending quiet time with God at the farm when he could not make it to church. The thing that Maurice enjoyed the most was driving around the farm looking at the crops and cattle. He would soak in every bit of progress they had accomplished.
Surviving family includes his wife of 33 years, Julie of the home; daughter, Sara Simoneau (Shay) of Damar, Kansas; sons, Justin Yarmer (Natalie) of Russell, Kansas and Neil Yarmer (Teryn) of Russell, Kansas; nine grandchildren, Savanna Ryan (Levy), Mackenzie Hartman (Alan), Chase Yarmer, Aiden Yarmer, Brynley Yarmer, Koda Yarmer, Benelli Simoneau, Baylor Simoneau and Baby Simoneau; three great grandchildren, Nixon Ryan, Daxton Ryan and Oaklynn Hartman; brothers, Melvin Yarmer (Donave) of Albert, Kansas and Michael Yarmer (Sonja) of Albert, Kansas.
Maurice was preceded in death by his parents and sister Marlene Hassenplug. Celebration of Maurice’s Life will be held at 10:30 AM, Wednesday, March 2, 2022, at the St. Mary, Queen of Angels Catholic Church in Russell. A Graveside Service will be held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday at the Fairview Cemetery in Galatia. Visitation will be held from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM, Tuesday, March 1, 2022 at Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary, with the family present to greet friends from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Memorials have been established with the FFA Scholarship Fund or the Kans for Kids. Contributions and condolences may be sent to Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary, who is in charge of these arrangements.