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Larry D. Yager, Age: 74
Dec 17, 1946 - Oct 07, 2021

Larry D. Yager, 74, of Lees Summit, Missouri, went to meet his Heavenly Father on October 7, 2021. He was born December 17, 1946, to Charles (Curly) and Lucille (Glick) Yager in Hays, Kansas. The family lived in Hitschmann, Kansas and later moved to Holyrood, Kansas where he attended elementary and graduated high school with the class of 1964.



He married his hometown sweetheart Kayleen Snyder on June 14, 1969, in Holyrood, Kansas where they resided until 2001. The couple was blessed with two daughters: Kim and Christy. They lived in Sterling, Kansas from 2001 to 2013. Following his retirement, Larry and Kayleen moved to Lees Summit, Missouri to be closer to their children and grandchildren.


Larry was a dedicated employee for 40 years at the Bushton Natural Gas Plant/ONEOK. He was a member of the St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Holyrood and Alden Methodist Church, as well as the American Legion (Holyrood), and was honorably discharged from the Army National Guard after two terms. His passions outside of work and family were hunting, fishing, nature, and walking in the woods. He traveled the world with his wife and enjoyed spending time with his “iron sharpens iron” friends.


Larry modeled high morals and strong Christian values. He was a man of integrity and many talents; his daughters lovingly referred to him as “John Wayne”. He could build it, fix it, or figure it out. Larry was a loyal husband, father, grandfather and friend who never declined a request to help. He was selfless and instilled his incredible work ethic as a coach and as a Papa.


Left to cherish his memories are his wife, Kayleen Yager of the home; daughters, Kim (Chris) Klug of Olathe, KS, Christy Lewis (Scott Taylor) of Kansas City, MO; grandchildren Haley (Ryan) Sullivan, Tanner Kelley, Daniel Lewis, Elise and Ashlyn Kelley, Isaiah Webber, Iris Lewis; one great-grandson Sage Sullivan; siblings Charles J. (Jackie) Yager of Holyrood, KS and Margie (Edward) Heiken of Blaine, WA.


A special Celebration of Life is to be determined at a later date. Memorial contributions can be made to Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge ( with designation for Larry D. Yager memorial).

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Services at Later Date


Mary Bergin Stringfellow Oct 11 ,2021

Friend of the family ,Denham Springs ,Louisiana

Kayleen, Kim and Christy, I am so sorry that you have lost Larry too soon. Your family is such an integral part of so many of my best childhood memories. I know how much you will miss him. Treasure your memories of him and he will always be close to your hearts. A great man! Love, Mary (Bergin) Stringfellow

Sandra Johnson Oct 11 ,2021

Friend ,Pleasant Hill ,Missouri

Kayleen I'm so sorry for your loss and the entire family. These times are hard but he's with our heavenly father. I really liked Larry I was able to meet him by being your pet sitter and I'm so thankful for you coming to my garage sale so I could have two new friends. If you ever need anything now or the future let me know. Sandy Johnson

Kathy Rowden Oct 11 ,2021

Neighbors ,Pittsburg ,Missouri

Never in my entire life have I had neighbors as precious and caring as Kayleen and Larry, When we moved away from them it was a hard time we miss them very bad, my heart breaks for Larry’s family, he was the best husband and daddy and grandpa absolutely one of the very best, hands-down one of the best humans I have ever met in my entire life, he will be greatly missed by everyone, without a doubt I know where he is, he was my buddy and I loved him,🥲

Lyle & Judy Yager Oct 12 ,2021

Family ,Pismo Beach ,California

Judy and I are so sorry to hear of Larry's passing. The last time that we saw him was at the Legion Hall when my Mom had her ninetieth birthday party. We remember him as such a kind and considerate person. Our thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time. Lyle and Judy Yager

Susan Rosenlieb Zornes Oct 12 ,2021

Friend ,Kansas City ,Missouri

Kayleen, So sorry to hear this. It sounds like you had a wonderful life. God bless. Susan

Terry and Carolyn Holland Oct 13 ,2021

Friends and neighbors ,Baton Rouge ,Louisiana

Dear Kayleen, Kim and Christy. We are so very sorry for your loss. Larry was a wonderful husband, father, and friend. We have many fond memories of get-togethers in Holyrood when our kids were young. Our hearts go out to you and your entire family and we will keep you in our prayers. Rest In Peace, Larry. We love you all.

Mike Stewart Oct 15 ,2021

coworker ,Omaha, ,Arkansas

Charlie and Jackie, I was saddened to hear of Larry's passing. Carol and i will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless you and Larry's family.

Ken Dobrinski Oct 15 ,2021

Kayleen and Family So sorry to hear of your loss. Larry was a very special man. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Dale & Rosie Dressel Oct 16 ,2021

Good friend of Charlie, his brother! ,Lyons ks 67554 ,Kansas

So very sorry for your loss! Our love & prayers for his family! Sincerely Dale & Rosie Dressel