Vera Yarbro

Thursday, September 30, 2004

Vera Lois Yarbro, 90, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2004, at the Lutheran Home.

She was born March 31, 1914, in Miston, Tenn., daughter of Jim and Melissa Whitt May. She and Louis C. Yarbro were married Dec. 18, 1921, in Barbwire, Tenn. He died Oct. 16, 1963.

Mrs. Yarbro was a seamstress 27 years at Ralph Edwards, and seven years at Buckstein's in Chaffee, Mo. She had lived in Cape Girardeau 69 years, and was a member of North Side Gospel Church.

Survivors include three daughters, Kay Widdows of Paducah, Ky., Searil Gibson of state of Alabama, Marilyn Hopper of Wappapello, Mo.; a son, Roger Yarbro of Lawrence, Kan.; 25 grandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Jimmy and Larry Yarbro; a daughter, Carolyn Sue Yarbro; five brothers, a sister, a granddaughter, three great-grandsons and a great-granddaughter.

Friends may call at Ford and Sons Sprigg Street Funeral Home from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Winferd Wren, Frank Widdows and the Rev. Cletus Benfield officiating. Burial will be in Lorimier Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to North Side Gospel Church, 2403 Boutin Drive, Cape Girardeau.