DeVorss Flanagan-Hunt Mortuary

201 South Hydraulic, Wichita, KS


Maxine Esther (Zimmer) Yates

September 15, 1936September 15, 2019

Maxine Esther (Zimmer) Yates (83) of Wichita passed away on her birthday, September 15, 2019. She was born September 15, 1936 to John and Esther (Fark) Zimmer in Ellinwood, KS.

Maxine married William Lewis Yates on May 14, 1955. They had three children: Brad Yates (Pat) of Wichita, Fr. Mark Yates, C.PP.S. of Lovilia, Iowa, and Susan Yates of Wichita.

Maxine was a devoted and loving wife, mother and friend.

She worked for 22 years as the head cook in St. Anne School cafeteria. Maxine is survived by her husband William Yates; children: Brad (Pat) Yates, Fr. Mark Yates, C.PP.S., and Susan Yates; brother, William (Jeanine) Zimmer; grandchildren: Kristen Yates and Brandon (Natalie) Yates; great-grandchildren: Kobyn Yates and Elyse Yates; an uncle, two sisters-in-law, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents. There will be a Rosary at St. Anne Church on Thursday, September 19 at 7:00PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Anne Church on Friday, September 20 at 10:00AM. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Colwich, KS.

Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Anne Catholic Church in loving memory of Maxine.


  • John Zimmer, Father (deceased)
  • Esther Zimmer, Mother (deceased)
  • Bill Yates, Spouse
  • Brad (Pat) Yates, Son
  • Fr. Mark Yates, Son
  • Susan Yates, Daughter
  • Bill (Jeanine) Zimmer, Brother
  • Kristen Yates, Grandchild
  • Brandon (Natalie) Yates, Grandchild
  • Kobyn Yates, Great Grandchild
  • Elyse Yates, Great Grandchild


  • Rosary Service Thursday, September 19, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Friday, September 20, 2019
  • Graveside Service Friday, September 20, 2019


Maxine Esther (Zimmer) Yates

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Cathy McCannon

September 20, 2019

To the Yates Family,
I would like to extend my condolences to all of you. I was a co-worker of Maxine’s at St. Anne’s cafeteria for a few years. I can tell you that she was the best “boss” I ever had. She was so understanding and patient with me as I know I made a lot of mistakes when I was learning the lunch program. She always gave me words of encouragement and claimed we could fix my mistakes. She always talked about her kids with pride and lots of love.
Maxine was a very special lady and I am so glad that I got to know her and work with her. I know you have very precious memories of times spent together and they will help you get through this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Cathy McCannon