Craig Lawrence Yager


Craig Yager

Craig Yager

Craig Lawrence Yager, 58, of Olathe, KS, passed away on the 19th of February, 2017.

Craig was born on the 21st of October, 1958 to Erma Lee Davis-Cudney and Charles F. Yager in the city of Wichita, Kansas.

Craig worked for Wilbert Funeral Services Inc. as the Department of Transportation Compliance Administrator. He spent thirty plus working in all aspects of the trucking industry.

He loved playing the guitar, writing music, going on long drives, bicycling and reading anything that on which he could place his hands. He spent every day with a smile on his face and he shared that smile with family, friends, and strangers without hesitation.

Craig is survived by his daughter Tara Newhall and her husband John, and his grandsons Kobe and Conner. He also is survived by James B. Cudney (Bernice), his siblings Charles L. Yager, Charlotte L. Beattie, Cynthia L. Winslow, and Christopher L. Yager. Finally, countless numbers of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins survive Craig. In addition, Craig is survived by Judi Speers and their son Jason Gunther.

Craig was preceded into death by his beloved mother Erma Lee Cudney, his father Charles, and his beloved wife Debra.

Visitation will be held Friday the 24th of February 2017 at 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home in Olathe.

Graveside Services will be held on Sunday the 26th of February 2017 at 2:00 PM at the Good Hope Cemetery, in Ava, MO.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite charity of choice in the memory of Craig.

Friday, February 24, 2017 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Penwell-Gabel – Olathe Chapel
14275 South Black Bob Road
Olathe, KS  66062

Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 2:00pm
Good Hope Cemetery, Ava, Missouri
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