Obituary of Wilma Maxine Yarber
Wilma Maxine Yarber, 87-year-old resident of Doniphan, MO, departed this life Friday, September 23, 2022. She was born August 9, 1935, in Gatewood, MO, to the late David and Clara Etta “Sally” (Arnold) Redus.
Wilma attended the Doniphan Assembly of God. She enjoyed doing things around the home and liked to crochet, garden, and spend time relaxing with a good book. Wilma and Ivan maintained a large farm prior to his death, and Wilma continued to maintain the farm until 1988. After selling the farm, Wilma worked at the Butler County Health Center from 1989 until her retirement. She spent many years helping to improve and protect the health of residents in Butler County.
On October 23, 1953, Wilma married Ivan Yarber who preceded her in death on December 7, 1971. She was also preceded by a son-in-law, Dr. Dan Morter; sisters, Ethel Redus and Effie Oakley; and her brothers, Bethel Redus, Bill Redus, Jay Redus, Leamon Redus, Charles Vance, Clifford Vance, and Loretta Lowenstein.
Surviving is a daughter, Sandra Morter of St. Louis, MO; her sisters, Alice Hudson of Gatewood, Birdie (Horace) Blackwell of Festus, MO, May (Larry) Hoffman of Rockford, IL, and Anna Lee Moore of Pocahontas, AR; her grandchildren, Dustin (Ginger) Morter, Bryan (Jennifer) Morter, and Megan (Craig) Brandt; along with eight great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held in the Edwards Funeral Chapel on Saturday, October 1, 2022, beginning at noon with the funeral service to follow at 2:00 p.m. Brother Terry Miller will be officiating, and burial will be in New Home Cemetery.