Maxine Yager, 70, Topeka: June 23, 1950 – Aug. 7, 2020 – Osage County Online | Osage County News

Maxine Yager, 70, Topeka: June 23, 1950 – Aug. 7, 2020

TOPEKA, Kan. – Maxine Yager, 70, of rural Topeka, Kan., passed away Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. Maxine was born June 23, 1950, in Topeka, the daughter of John and Marie Atwood Yager.

Maxine grew up at Auburn, Kan., and graduated from Washburn Rural High School. She attended Washburn University and received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing. Maxine went on to have a long career as a nurse at the Veterans Administration Hospital, in Topeka, for more than 30 years. She especially enjoyed working in the health care for the homeless department at the VA. Maxine was a supporter of the Topeka Rescue Mission. She and Stan showed and bred Japanese Chins, and she enjoyed playing bridge.

Survivors include her companion, Stan Blanchard, of rural Overbrook, Kan.

Graveside services will be 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11, at the Fox Cemetery, near Westmoreland, Kan.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Topeka Rescue Mission. Condolences can be left at

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