MARIAN M. (BURNS) YARBOR
March 3, 1921 - Oct. 10, 2009
SOUTH BEND - Marian Marguerite Yarbor, 88, of The Willows Nursing Home, Parkersburg, W.Va., died Oct. 10, 2009, in St. Joseph Hospital following a short illness. Marguerite was born on March 3, 1921, in Caruthersville, Mo., to Preston and Salle Burns, who preceded her in death.
Also preceding her in death were a daughter, Marcia, a sister, Elaine Johnson, and a brother, Pasco Wallace.
Survivors who mourn her passing include her husband, Charles, formerly of South Bend, and now a resident of Parkersburg, W.Va.; her nephew, Raymond Wallace of South Bend; and brother-in-law, Neal, and his wife, Viola Strong of Parkersburg, W.Va.; and many nephews and nieces.
Marguerite was a licensed cosmetologist and operated her shop for many years while also working in her father's dry cleaning business. The South Bend School Corporation employed her as a reading tutor at Benjamin Harrison Elementary School until her retirement. She was a longstanding member of Grace A.M.E. Zion Church, served as conference claims treasurer, was a member of the senior choir, Service Guild and Missionary Society. She was a 50-year devoted member and past matron of Odessa Chapter #28, Order of the Eastern Star. She also served as a Past Loyal Lady Ruler in Wabash Assembly #68. Marguerite was an excellent cook and one of her favorite pastimes was cooking exotic meals for her husband. Marguerite was know for her sense of humor by saying she never cooked on Saturday or paid bills on Monday.
Visitation will be in the Clark-O'Neal Funeral Home today, Oct. 14, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Services will be held at noon Thursday in Grace A.M.E. Zion Church, 1213 Vassar St., South Bend, with interment to follow at Highland Cemetery. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until noon in the church. A special thank you to The Willows staff and the staff on C-3 at St. Joseph Hospital, and especially to her niece, Pam. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Grace A.M.E. Zion Church.
Published by South Bend Tribune on Oct. 14, 2009.