Brenda K. Yarbor

May 11, 1961June 13, 2018

Brenda K. Yarbor, 57 of Westport, passed away on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at Schneck Medical Center Hospice in Seymour. Brenda was born on May 11, 1961, in Greensburg, the daughter of Denver and Marjorie (Caster) Washburn. She was a 1979 graduate of Greensburg High School. On December 29, 1982, she married Wesley Yarbor in Seymour and he survives. Other survivors include their children - Cole Yarbor of Columbus, Jesse Yarbor of Westport and Jamie Yarbor of Westport; Brothers - Omer Washburn, Floyd Washburn and John Washburn; and Sisters - Rose Arena, Alberta Robbins, Marylin Moore and Karen Washburn. She was preceded in death by her parents, Sisters - Willetta Tichenor, Jennie Bertrand and Ellen (Snooky) Schoettmer; and Brother - David Washburn. Brenda worked at Houck Industries in Greensburg and in housekeeping at the Decatur County Memorial Hospital for many years. She enjoyed gardening, crocheting, traveling and boating. Private services will be held at the Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be made to the family at


  • Denver Washburn, Father
  • Marjorie Washburn, Mother
  • Wesley Yarbor, Husband
  • Cole Yarbor, Son
  • Jesse Yarbor, Son
  • Jamie Yarbor, Daughter
  • Omer Washburn, Brother
  • Floyd Washburn, Brother
  • John Washburn, Brother
  • David Washburn, Brother
  • Rose Arena, Sister
  • Alberta Robbins, Sister
  • Marylin Moore, Sister
  • Karen Washburn, Sister
  • Willetta Tichenor, Sister
  • Jennie Bertrand, Sister
  • Ellen (Snooky) Schoettmer, Sister

  • American Cancer Society

Brenda K. Yarbor

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Cole Yarbor

December 4, 2018

Mom, I'm sorry it has taken me so long to write this. You were such a huge piece of my life. I don't know how to express losing you. My life will never be the same without you. That doesn't mean I can't cope or go on, its just hard dealing with the fact that I will not see you again in this life. You did teach me a lot about life. How to enjoy this life, laugh, goof off when you need to, and be serious and hard working when you need to be. The lessons you taught me have shaped my life. They have helped me to be successful and to learn how to live life to its fullest. I can never thank you enough for the lessons you taught me, the guidance you gave me, and all that you did for me. I think you were aware of how appreciative I was of all that you did. I made it known on a few occasions. The gift you gave me is a gift I will share with others. That is my gift to you. To life! My never ending love with all my heart, Your adoring son, Cole.

Rebecca Patton

June 17, 2018

Cole- I am so sorry to hear that your Mom transitioned to the next phase of her life.
Always here for you.

Tim Wesley

June 15, 2018

Wes, I was sorry to hear this news. Let those happy memories shine light for you and your family.

Diana Wyatt

June 15, 2018

Wes, please accept my deepest condolences for your family’s loss. My heart goes out to you and your family at this difficult time.

Karen Mirick

June 15, 2018

I would like to extend my sympathy to Wes and his family during this difficult time. I will continue to pray for healing and peace, and may your days be filled with found memories to carry you through those days of sorrow.