Maxine W. Yeager, 90, of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania graduated to her Heavenly home Feb. 23, 2021, with her loving family at her side. She was born on November 19, 1930 in Upper Strasburg, Pennsylvania to Eber and Hulda (Mackey) Wright. She graduated from Chambersburg High School Class of 1948, on a Friday and went to work at Letterkenny Army Depot the following Monday.
Maxine married her husband, Charles Yeager in 1949 and raised four children: Rhonda (Larry) Keefer, Betsy (Brian Fogal) Yeager, Chuck Yeager, and Joyce Yeager. She was a loving grandmother to Shayne Keefer, Corey Keefer, Chad Yeager, Neil McMinn, and Meaghan Strayer, and was loved by her six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Chuck, son Chuck Jr., grandson Corey Keefer, brothers Kenneth and Jim Wright and sister Shirley Johnson.
Maxine lived a life well lived. She was the secretary for her husband at Yeager's Upholstery Shop for several years and later she and her husband owned and operated six rental cottages at Cowan's Gap State Park. She and her husband were avid hunters during this time. She was actively involved with volunteering and community service such as Bible Release Time in Chambersburg Elementery Schools, taught Bible school, taught a young married couples Bible class, cooked meals for the Cold Weather Homeless Shelter, and helped at Dressed to A Tea Consignment Shop.
Maxine enjoyed growing pots of red geraniums and flowers of all varieties. Her greatest passion was spending time with her three daughters and grandchildren. She will be greatly missed by her family, friends and neighbors.
Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday March 2, 2021 at 11:00 AM at the Chambersburg Christian Missionary Alliance Church with Rev. Jeff McCracken officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. In compliance with CDC guidelines please wear a mask. Interment will be private to family only. Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home, Chambersburg has been entrusted with the family's wishes. Online condolences may be expressed at Kelsocorneliusfh.com. In lieu of flowers, Maxine would appreciate donations to the Chambersburg Cold Weather Shelter, 195 Loudon St., Chambersburg, Pa 17201 or to the Salvation Army, 54 L.W.W., Chambersburg, PA 17201 or any local food bank.
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