Tammy Annette Yergey

On Monday, August 10 of 2020 Tammy Annette Yergey passed away at the University of Kansas Medical Center. She fought a brave 6 year battle against a rare neuroendocrine cancer called Carcinoid.

She was born February 28th, 1967 at Stormont Vail Hospital in Topeka, Kansas. She then lived in Topeka growing up, graduating from Highland Park High School as valedictorian. After, she moved to Lawrence, Kansas to continue her education at University of Kansas, graduating with a degree in journalism and a 4.0 GPA. She found a job at a water treatment company after college where she remained her entire career. She remained in Lawrence with her family until her treatment took her to Miami, Florida in 2016.

Tammy is the only child of and survived by her parents Judy LaFond, Lawrence, and Roger Zeller, Topeka. She is also survived by her husband of 19 years, Daniel Yergey, her 6 children, Alexandria, Kendra, Caleb, Ryan, Josh, and Michael, 3 grandchildren, and her Aunt Deborah.

Loving, supportive, fearless, inspirational, exceptionally strong, and bluntly honest are all ways that Tammy’s family described her. These characteristics helped to shape the legacy she has left behind in friends and family.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Messages & Condolences

From Freddy and Shawn Maisberger...

Dear Judy ,Roger,Dan and Children, I was very saddened by the news of Tammy passing. It brought back a lot of great memories for me as she was a very special person. She was apart of my life at a time when I had a lot going on. I will forever remember her in a very special way that is possible like no one else. She brought a lot of joy and happiness to everyone she was around. My prayers go out to each of you and to know that all that were touched by her we are all better people to have gotten to share a part of her life with her. She fought a hard fight My deepest regards to all of you and prayers for all. God bless you all!

From Jodi Fay...

The world lost a wonderful soul, i can’t imagine the pain that she went thru so bravely and the loss incurred by her family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

From Jim Allen – Canada...

I was so sorry to hear of Tammy’s passing. I worked with Tammy for a number of years and she was always the go to, when things needed to get done. She got me personally out of so many jams with customers and internal operations that it became an inside joke. I held her in the highest regard as a colleague and friend. She was a great lady ( in the best of ways) who was fun and funny and made any time we spent together enjoyable. She will be missed but not forgotten.

From Brian McFall...

Tammy was always such a giving person, willing to host sleepovers for kids, have 4th of July celebrations and a bright presence in so many people’s lives. The world certainly needs more people like her. She will be greatly missed. Her brightness will continue to show through her family.

From Joan E Holmes...

Tammy was a brave and determined fighter. Her life has ended much too soon. Sincere condolences to her friends and family.

From Kim Ybarra...

To all of Tammy’s family, I send my deepest sympathy to you all. Tammy was sure a great friend back in the day. We had some good memories from HS! It’s hard to believe she had to go thru all things she went thru!! What a tremendous fighter she was! She can now be at peace. May God Bless you all!

From Jeff Belaire...

Rest in peace Tammy!

From Christine Johnson kaltenborn...

To the family of Tammy, I’ve known Tammy since we were in grade school she was a year younger but I always remembered her beautiful smile never a day went by that her smile was on her face such a beautiful I had been talking with her on facebook quite abit and no matter how she was feeling always had a positive mind I will miss her very much gone to soon Love and Prayers to all of you Love you Tammy

From Susan Mayer...

Oh my Lady, I will forever remember the things you taught me. Your strength will always be talked about; But your Love of life and that Smile, that Beautiful Smile, will always be the Best Memories. You will always be in my heart. Dan and family; Prayers that God may wrap his Loving arms around you and hold you in peace and comfort. Keep All of the Amazing memories close to your heart, they will help you through these tough times. Susan.

From Bobbi Mangas...

Oh my friend. You are finally be out of pain.
To your family… may you all hold memories of your daughter, wife, mother, niece, etc…, tight in your hearts and minds. She was an amazing lady, someone I met in high school, but came to be better friends in more recent years, time I will treasure forever. I have watched her strength, her stubbornness, her love, her overall beauty, as she fought to the finish.
RIP my Zebra. Much love and respect.

From Shelley Hunter...

Dearest Judy, Dan and children. Tammy was my manager at Kemira. She was such a go getter. She was more than my manager, she was my friend. I, along with my family have followed her incredibly hard journey. She was so determined to beat this terrible disease, so much so that I believed it also. She always talked about her family so much so that I feel like I knew all of you. My heart broke the day she passed but I know that she’s not suffering anymore. God bless Tammy and her family. Love to all. Shelley Hunter and The Chouinard Family .

From Shelley Hunter...

Dearest Judy, Dan and children. Tammy was my manager at Kemira. She was such a go getter. She was more than my manager, she was my friend. I, along with my family have followed her incredibly hard journey. She was so determined to beat this terrible disease, so much so that I believed it also. She always talked about her family so much so that I feel like I knew all of you. My heart broke the day she passed but I know that she’s not suffering anymore. God bless Tammy and her family. Love to all. Shelley Hunter and The Chouinard Family

From Teresa Rumfelt...

Tammy, You will be in our hearts forever! Nothing can take that away. I pray God gives you all the peace and strength you need at this time. Tammy is such a strong, sweet, caring soul and she fought boy did she fight! She was so courageous! God Bless you all.

From Your friends at the St. Louis Kemira plant....

To Dan and family, Judy and Roger, From all of us here at the plant, we send our deepest condolences for your loss. Tammy was a incredibly smart, strong and wonderful person with a big heart. She was so instrumental in the success of this plant. Because of her support in the earlier years, this plant has continued to exist. We all have learned a lot from Tammy, here at work, but more importantly we learned about life and just how precious it is. She is the strongest persons I had ever met. We are all blessed for these lessons and for these memories. Thoughts and prayers go out to you all. Deepest regards.

From Dan and Leah Kuhlman...

To Dan, all of the kids and Roger,
We are so very sorry to hear of Tammy’s passing. We enjoyed living across the road from all of you and remember her with great fondness….especially loved her great smile and how much she loved dogs!! Your 4th of July celebrations were quite a neighborhood event and she loved being in the midst of the crowd. It has been a long, hard road for all of you and we pray that you find peace and comfort in knowing how much she loved all of you and that she is no longer in pain. Love and prayers to all.

From Rhonda Garren...

Dan, Judy and kids, your wife, daughter, mother was such a beautiful soul! That beautiful soul will always live within you. My deepest sympathy. Rhonda Garren

From Judy and Michael Carman...

Dear Dan and family, We are so sad to hear that Tammy has passed away. We have long missed having you as neighbors, and although we haven’t been in touch much since you moved to Florida, we have thought about you and Tammy often. We have been sending prayers her way all this time with great hopes for her recovery. We are just so very sorry for your loss, and, of course, words fail at such a time, but please know we are thinking of you and sending love and prayers.

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