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Katheryn Yarger – Metz Mortuary

    Katheryn Rose “Katy” Yarger
    Katheryn Rose “Katy” Yarger, 35, of York, Nebraska, formerly of Centralia, Kansas passed away unexpectedly on March 8, 2021, at her home.

    Katheryn was born on October 29, 1985, in Griffiss AFB, Rome, NY to Steven Yarger and Justina “Tina” Van Gilder. Katheryn attended school at Centralia and graduated from Centralia High School in 2004. She attended Peru State for two years, Community College Lincoln and did some online classes in her young life. She was diagnosed with epilepsy at the age of 12. However, she had no intention of letting a seizure stand in her way and refused to not live her life to its fullest and enjoying every moment. She loved life and was loved by those who knew her.

    Katy was currently employed as a phlebotomist for the State of Nebraska Department of Corrections.  It was while working for the department of corrections, that she met the love of her life, Keith Krumrei.  The couple were to be wed on October 23, 2021. 

    Katy was a coffee lover and enjoyed a good “cup of joe” and collected coffee paraphernalia. She was an avid reader and enjoyed hanging out with her friends.

    She was preceded in death by her great-grandparents; her grandfather, Earl Yarger; her grandmother, Ilda Santos; her uncle, Lester Briggs; and cousins, Jason Adams and Roger Briggs.

    She is survived by her fiancé, Keith Krumrei; her parents, Steve (Louise Jones) Yarger of Plattsmouth, Nebraska and Tina (Dean) Zartman of Centralia; her brother, Chris Yarger of Plattsmouth, Nebraska; her sister, Karee Zartman of Centralia; her grandparents, Joann Yarger of Centralia and Jim and Karen Van Gilder of Centralia; step-siblings, Dawn (Chris) Blewett, Dave (Jennifer) Jones, Michelle Jones and Marie Jones; her nieces and nephews, Sylas Yarger, Maddie Jones, Noah Jones, Sammy Jones; her aunts and uncles; and numerous cousins.  She will be missed by Keith’s family, his parents, Terry Krumrei and Dianna Gruber; and his siblings, Jessica (Todd) Hansen, Andrea Aldrich, Mikaela Krumrei and Nicholas Krumrei. Nieces and nephews to be Oren, Olivia and Oakley Hansen, Keira and Gwendolyn Aldrich and Emora Krumrei.

    Katy’s Funeral Services will be Saturday, March 13, 2021 at 11AM at the West Centralia Community Church in Centralia, KS.  A Visitation will be from 9 to 11 AM, prior to the funeral service. Memorials are to be left in Katy’s memory to the Epilepsy Foundation of America. Lauer Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. To express your sympathy and for more information visit

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