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Mary Kay Yeager

December 8, 1919 — September 27, 2018

Mary Kay Yeager, 98, Overland Park, was born in Kansas City in 1919 to George and Ellen Golding. She was the last surviving middle sister of five very close "Golding sisters." She was preceded in death by her sisters Dorothy Batchelor (Omaha), Virginia Chambers (Kansas City), Marge Schafer (Kansas City), and Betty Hull (Weston). Mary Kay graduated from Westport High School in 1937. She survived her husband of 63 years, Steve Yeager, whom she met in Kansas City on a blind date. They married in Los Angeles in 1944 as Steve continued to serve in the Marine Corps as a pilot. Returning from the war in 1945, Steve continued to work in the family business (Steves Shoes) on the Country Club Plaza. Mary Kay enjoyed being a housewife and mother of four. She and her family shared many fond memories of summers at their Lake of the Ozarks home. She loved all sports and played tennis in her earlier years, later becoming an avid golfer alongside her husband. They were members of Indian Hills Country Club in Mission Hills, KS, and La Quinta Country Club in the southern California desert. Mary Kay supported many Kansas City charities, including the KC Rehab Center and Faith Village in Lenexa, a group home for the mentally challenged which was co-founded by her husband Steve. She always enjoyed participating in charity golf events. Her favorite annual event was the local Jan Yeager Memorial Golf Tournament named after her special needs daughter, Jan Yeager, who passed away in 1993. She volunteered at the Bob Hope Chrysler Golf Classic in Palm Springs, CA, for many years. Mary Kay enjoyed good health during most of her lifetime, in spite of suffering an untreated ruptured appendix at age 13. She loved parties and social gatherings, and could often be found on the dance floor even in her later years. She cherished time spent with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, her nieces, nephews and many friends. Her family is extremely grateful to Novelynn Ramos, Mary Kays caregiver in her later years. Mary Kay is survived by her two sons, Steve Yeager, Jr. of Hermosa Beach, CA; Mike Yeager (Missy) of Overland Park, KS; daughter Sue Ellen Yeager Ross (Bob) of Indian Wells, CA; granddaughters Molly Rector (David) of Olathe and Katie Yeager of Leawood and 3 great-grandchildren: Visitation will be 10am, Tuesday, October 2nd at Church of the Nativity, 3800 West 119th St, Leawood, KS, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 11am. Interment will be at Mt. Moriah Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to Bethesda Faith Village, 14150 W. 113th St., Lenexa, KS 66215.
Visitation Church of the Nativity

Tuesday, October 02, 2018

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

3800 W 119th StreetLeawood, Kansas 66209
Directions Mass of Christian Burial Church of the Nativity

Tuesday, October 02, 2018

11:00 AM

3800 W 119th StreetLeawood, Kansas 66209
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