Maxine A. Yater
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Maxine A. Yater
  • July 21, 1924 - August 14, 2017
  • Fort Wayne, Indiana

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Maxine A. Yater, 93, passed away at home on August 14, 2017. She was born on July 21, 1924 in Fulton, Indiana to the late James and Lorene (Kern) Baird. After Mrs. Yater graduated from Fulton High School she went on to graduate from Beauty College in Ft. Wayne. She was a hairdresser at Lutheran Homes for over 17 years. While working at the South Side Grill she met her husband, of nearly 74 wonderful years, Joseph Yater. They attended Liberty Mills Church of the Nazarene and lived a life to reveal Jesus to everyone. She played the piano at church for 50+ years. She was a member of the Rescue Missions Women's Aux., Christian Business Women; and Southmore Mother's Singers. Besides her husband, she is survived by two wonderful children; Ronald Joe (Jan) Yater of Martinsville, and Beverly Jane (Harold) Ditmer of Ft. Wayne. She is also survived by four grandchildren and six great grandchildren; sister, Sharon Baird; and brother, Charles Baird. Maxine met her 108 year old mother at the gates of heaven. She was also preceded in passing by her great grandson, Adam DeLacy. Funeral service will be 2:00 pm on Friday, August 18, 2017 at Liberty Mills Church of the Nazarene, 10621 Liberty Mills Rd., Fort Wayne with visitation one hour prior and Reverend Wes Ball officiating. Visitation will also be from 5-8 pm on Thursday, August 17, 2017 at Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Home for Funerals, 6810 Old Trail Rd., Fort Wayne. Entombment will be at Covington Memorial Gardens, Fort Wayne. Memorials may be made to the church.