Ryan S. Yager
I grew up in Centralia and attended Centralia
Public Schools, graduating in 2001. I continued my education at Columbia College
where I received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice Administration
in 2005. During my years at Columbia College, my father passed away and the
Lord put it on my heart to start a career in the funeral profession. So, in
2007 I received an Associates of Applied Science Degree in Mortuary Science
from Arapahoe Community College in Littleton, Colorado.
I began my funeral service career in 2002 as a funeral assistant with
Carr-Yager Funeral Home. When I felt this calling upon my life, I began working
at Memorial Funeral Home where I worked for several years to gain experience.
In 2011 my wife and I decided that a change of scenery
may be good, so we moved 12 hours away to Morgan City, Louisiana where my wife
has family. I began working for Twin City Funeral Home in February 2011 and
became manager in 2013 and held that position until we felt the Lord calling us
back home to Missouri, in June of 2022. Our time in Morgan City was some of the
best times in our lives.
While in Louisiana being involved in the community
was very important to me. I was a member of the East St. Mary Kiwanis Club from
2012-2022, where I served as a board member, President Elect, President, and Immediate
Past President. I was also a board member and Vice President for the Louisiana
Shrimp and Petroleum Festival.
I have dedicated over 20 years of my life to
giving caring and compassionate service to families in need. I take great pride
in knowing that I played just a small part in helping someone get through one
of the most difficult times in their life, while also honoring their loved one’s
My wife Amber and our sons, Karson and Kolton
are so glad to be back home in Central Missouri. Amber is teaching third grade
at Christian Fellowship School, where our sons go to school. We are members of
Christian Fellowship Church and are so happy to be a part of such a life-giving
church. I look forward to getting involved in local civic organizations to help
me get reconnected to the community.
When I’m not working, I
enjoy making memories with my family camping, riding my motorcycle, or playing
I am honored to be home
and assist families at Bach-Yager Funeral Chapel, Markland-Yager Funeral Home,
and Carr-Yager Funeral Home with personalized service, given with care and