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For April 17 Daily Chronicle
Georgina L. Yeager, 92, of Sycamore, Illinois, who died February 9, 2018, will be remembered at a memorial service at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 21, 2018, at Sycamore United Methodist Church, 160 Johnson Ave.
Arrangements are by Olson Funeral & Cremation Services, Quiram Sycamore Chapel. To share a memory or leave a condolence visit

Georgina L. Yeager, 92, of Sycamore, Illinois, died Friday, February 9, 2018, at Kishwaukee Hospital.
Born May 16, 1925, in Lemont, the third child of Ralph L. and Anna F. (Perkinson) Bennett, Georgina graduated from Marengo High School in 1942; moved to Sycamore with her family in 1943 and worked for Ideal Industries; during that time, she met her husband-to-be. Georgina married Wesley N. Yeager on March 24, 1945, in Sycamore and was a "stay at home" wife and mother to their four children. She helped teach the kindergarten-aged children in the United Methodist Church, and she and Wesley joined the church in 1952. She belonged to the U.M. Women's "Rachel Circle" for many years. As their sons grew up, she helped with Cub Scouts, serving as a Den Mother and also helping with Boy Scouts since Wes was Scout Master at the Methodist Church at that time. She enjoyed many things: sewing, gardening, watching birds, reading and especially her friends, and always, her so-special Family!
She returned to the "out of the home work force" in 1963, working for Mercury Acceptance Corp.; for DeKalb County Clerk; and part time while helping Wes in their "Yeager's Men's Wear" store in downtown Sycamore and being his bookkeeper. In 1969, City Clerk "Chuck" Carter asked her to come to work for him at Sycamore City Hall in the Water Department. She did so and it was a good relationship. Mr. Carter retired as Clerk in 1977 and Georgina (known as "George" by all City Employees) ran for the office and was elected as the first female City Clerk in Sycamore history. She held that position for 12 years, retiring in 1989 to join Wes in enjoying their home, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and traveling, camping and enjoying each other.
She is survived by two sons, Jerre (Robin Kuntzmiller) of Sycamore and Ric Yeager of Sycamore; a dear sister-in-law, Ruth Bennett, Salem, Ore.; grandchildren, Master Sgt. Bianna Yeager, Jennifer (Dan) Williams, Kimberly Thibodeaux, Lisa (Bob) Schumacher, Lauren (Mike) Gadula, Travis (Cara) Yeager, and Jeffery and Douglas Talmage; great-grandchildren, Jack, Alyssa and Caitlin Williams, Zachary Talmage, Madison and Jackson Talmage, Erixen Thibodeaux, Addison and Evelynn Schumacher; Bennett Gadula and Elliot Yeager; special friends, Kay Yeager and Barbara Bengry; and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by beloved Wes in 2004; their little angel, Patricia Ann in 1951; their son, Thomas Yeager; much loved daughter-in-law, Michelle Tonnies Yeager; brother, "Billy" Bennett; sister, Juanita Colver; brothers-in-law, Roger Colver and Robert Yeager; and sister-in-law, Jean Williams.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11 am Saturday, April 21, 2018, at Sycamore United Methodist Church, 160 Johnson Ave.
Burial was at Charter Grove Cemetery, rural Sycamore.
In lieu of flowers, Georgina asked friends to remember the Sycamore United Methodist Church and DeKalb County Hospice.

Condolences & Shared Memories (6)

  1. Mike Gosnell

    I will most sincerely miss my friend here at BCM. My condolences to the family.

  2. Marilyn Nelson

    Many memories came to mind as I read of Georgina's passing. Jerre is a friend and fellow classmate - Georgina was a beautiful and kind woman. My prayers are with the family.

  3. Lauranna & Steve Gones

    Jerre & Robin, we are so very sorry for your loss. Sending prayers & hugs your way.

  4. Jimmy & Rhonda Odom

    Jerre & Robin and family, We're so sorry to hear about your mom's passing. Think of you often!

  5. Ken Kamm

    With Most Sincere Sympathy

  6. Charles Statler

    Ric & Yeager Family, I wish too express My Condolences in the Passing Of One of Thee Sweetest, Nicest, Most Kind, Friendly, and Compassionate Lady. That i was so Proud to of had the opportunity of getting too know over the last 5 1/2 years. I'm Truly going too miss seeing MY GEORGE in the mornings at Barb City Manor. She always came downstairs too see me especially everyday i was working. We talked for so many hours, and i would listen too her stories, i feel as if i could write a Book about, "The Life and Times of Georgina Yeager". It saddened my heart too see her Obituary in the Paper, I will forever cherish the Laughter and Hugs we shared, she will always be My Forever Friend. Things will definitely not be the same around Barb City Manor anymore, without My George!!

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