Carol Boone Yager, 75, from Centralia, Mo., died peacefully Tuesday evening, Sept. 25, 2012 at her home with her family at her bedside. Her death was the result of complications from Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP).
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m Saturday, Sept. 29, at the First Baptist Church in Centralia with Dr. Larry Lewis officiating. Friends may greet the family from 9 a.m. until the time of the service. Internment will be at the Walnut Grove Cemetery in Paris, Mo.
She was born Nov. 23, 1936 in Paris to Carl Moss and Susie Boone Bryan-Bounds, both whom preceded her in death. She had one brother, Carlyle, who also preceded her in death.
She married Carl Wayne Yager Sept. 4, 1955 in Paris and he survives her at the home. The Yagers had their 57th wedding anniversary recently.
Carol is also survived by three daughters and their husbands, Suzanna Boone Wolff and Phillip Wolff of O'Fallon, Mo., Leeanna Irene Delaney and Dan Delaney of Palmyra, Mo., Dianna Carlene Eiken and Donald Eiken of Strafford, Mo.; brothers-in-law, Donald Elmer Yager of Austin, Texas and Kenneth Eugene Yager of St. Joseph, Mo.
She has five grandchildren, Jenna Marie Whitmore and husband Justin Whitmore of St. Louis, Dana Caroline Freeman of St. Charles, Jacob Boone Eiken of Springfield, Mo., Jackson Briggs Eiken of Strafford, Tanner William Delaney of Palmyra. She has one great-granddaughter, Quinn Whitmore, of St. Louis; three stepgrandchildren and five stepgreat-grandchildren. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.
Carol attended the Paris Public Schools and graduated from high school in 1954. Following graduation, she worked at the Paris Savings Bank until 1959 when she moved to Columbia, Mo. with her husband. From 1959, she was a full time wife, mother and homemaker.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Centralia.
In addition to being a loving and devoted wife and mother, she was an accomplished organist and pianist. She began playing the organ at the First Baptist Church in Paris at the age of 12 in 1948. She played the organ and piano at the First Baptist Church, Centralia, from 1962 to 2009. She was also the pianist for the Centralia Rotary Club for several years. She provided the organ music for numerous weddings and funerals through the years.
She was a charter member of PEO Chapter KZ in Centralia and also served that organization as an officer. She assisted with several Centralia Historical Society quilt shows, served as a "gray lady" at the University of Missouri Medical Center in Columbia and was a Honorary Member of the Centralia Rotary Club and a Paul Harris Fellow.
Carol will be remembered as a kind, soft-spoken lady who did everything she undertook with the desire for excellence. She will be greatly missed by her family and all who knew her.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, Centralia of The Food Bank for Central Missouri.
Page 2 of 2 - Honorary pallbearers will be Martha Bruce, Linda Hubin, Nancy Nelson, Darlene Boswell, Martha Ridgley, Shirley Friedli, Pam Gordon, Ida Jean Wheelan, Richard Wheelan and Bob Snell.
Pallbearers will be Dan Delaney, Tanner Delaney, Don Eiken, Jacob Eiken, Jackson Eiken, Justin Whitmore and Phil Wolff.
Fenton Funeral Chapel, Centralia, Mo. is in charge of arrangements.