Ruby Mae Yarber

Ruby Mae Yarber

Ruby Mae Yarber, 98, of Cairo, died at 9:40 p.m. Monday, July 25, 2016, at Union County Hospital in Anna.

She was born on May 16, 1918, in Lakeland, Ky., the daughter of Harry and Maudie Thomason Green.

She married William Lynn Yarber on June 28, 1935. He preceded her in death on Nov. 11, 1990.

She worked for many years at Elias Family Center in Cairo, as a cashier. After she retired, she volunteered  at the Catholic Thrift Store for several years. She enjoyed reading and traveling. She was a long-time member of Cairo Baptist Church before moving to Anna.

She is survived by her sons, Ron Yarber of Anna and James “Jim” Yarber (Connie) of Terre Haute, Ind.; grandchildren Tina Chambers (Chuck) of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Patti Ford (Eric) of Anna, Allen Yarber of Anna, Melissa Carson (Ray) of Indianapolis, Ind., Bonnie Fortune (Rodger) of Brewerton, N.Y.; five great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 55 years, William Yarber; a sister, Earline Ogg; a brother, James Earl Green; and a daughter-in-law, Vella Yarber.

Private graveside services for Mrs. Yarber were at 11 a.m. Friday, July 29, at Berkley Cemetery in Berkley, Ky.

Crain Funeral Home in Cairo was in charge of arrangements.

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