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Barbara Grace Yarbrough

Passed Away: January 16, 2016

Barbara Grace (Kuhn) Yarbrough, beloved wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend to all who knew her, passed away Friday, Jan. 15, 2016.

She was born July 12, 1938, to the late Frederick G. and Helen E. (Mozingo) Kuhn in Shelbyville, IN and was also preceded in death by her brother, Frederick Kuhn, Jr. She graduated from Shelbyville High School in 1956 and from Methodist Hospital School of Nursing in Indianapolis, IN in 1959.

Barbara married Claude M. Yarbrough Jan 26, 1962; they have one daughter, Linda Anne. They moved to North Carolina in 1968. She had a life-long career as a registered nurse in Indiana and N. Carolina, specializing in Home Health Care and Maternal/Child Health in Iredell and Wake Counties, retiring in 2001.

She enjoyed gardening, cooking for and spending time with family and friends, and singing in the Fuquay-Varina United Methodist Church choir. Barbara had a love for animals and for tending the church garden. Everyone who knew her loved her sweet spirit and delightful sense of humor.

Barbara and Claude have most recently resided in Hendersonville, NC.

She is survived by her husband, Claude; daughter, Linda Yarbrough Thaxton and husband Clay; Clay’s brother, Douglas, (both of whom she dearly loved); sister, Anne Moore; and numerous other family members and friends.

Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016 in the Kirby Memorial Chapel of Shuler Funeral Home in Hendersonville, NC. Barbara’s nephew, Pastor Christopher Moore, will officiate. The family will greet friends 30 minutes prior to service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Zion United Church of Christ or to Here’s Hope Ministries at

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