J. Yeggy

J. Maxine "Maxine" Yeggy

1926 - 2021

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Obituary of J. Maxine Yeggy

J. Maxine Yeggy, age 94 formerly of Iowa City died Tuesday, March 9, 2021, at the Crestview Care Center in West Branch. Funeral mass will be held at 1pm Saturday, March 13, 2021, at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Iowa City with burial to follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Riverside, Iowa. The services can viewed by family and friends through the livestreaming feature on the funeral home website @ www.gayandciha.com at Maxine’s page under obituary. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 pm Friday at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made in her memory to Emerson Point of Iowa City or St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Iowa City. To share a thought memory or condolence with her family please visit the funeral home website @ www.gayandciha.com. Jessie Maxine Smith was born August 30, 1926, in Wapello County, Iowa the daughter of Casper Paul and Wanda Hazel (Davis) Smith. She attended Bladensburg, Iowa schools. She was united in marriage to Leonard J. Yeggy on September 25, 1947 in Solon. The couple made their home in Iowa City where she had worked at Hotel Jefferson, Hamburg 1, and for many years at the Veterans Administration Hospital where she retired from. Maxine which she preferred to be called enjoyed much in her life, foremost was time spent with her family and friends. She liked taking road trips especially if they ended up in Missouri or Minnesota visiting family, meals with family and friends at Village Inn, doing jigsaw puzzles and word puzzles, tending to her flowers, supporting the Iowa Hawkeyes, collecting and doing all sorts of crafts. She especially appreciated and enjoyed her friends at Emerson Point, all the social activities and special visits by Sister Theresa. The Yeggy family would like to thank the staff at Emerson Point and Crestview Specialty Care for their all their assistance caring for Maxine. Her family includes her sons, Joe Yeggy, Steve Yeggy and his wife, Diane; and Kevin Yeggy and his wife, Lavon; grandchildren, Stacey Yeggy, Stephanie Robinson (Mike), and Heather Yeggy; great-grandchildren, Megan Garrels, Mackenzie Garrels and Samantha Mahanna; sisters-in-law, Doris Smith and Patricia Smith, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Leonard, daughter, Judy Hamer, siblings, Lorvale Smith, Darlene Allen, Twalla McGee, Morris Smith, Donna Wenz, Paul Smith, Ruth Rager, Bonnie Mathes and Leo Smith.


4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday, March 12, 2021
Gay & Ciha Funeral And Cremation Service
2720 Muscatine Ave.
Iowa City, Iowa, United States

Funeral Mass

1:00 pm
Saturday, March 13, 2021
St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church
623 Fairchild Street
Iowa City, Iowa, United States