Barbara Grace Yarbrough

January 16, 2016
Barbara Grace Yarbrough

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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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  • January 18, 2016
    Jim Martin says:
    First time I met Barbara was at their home on Lake Norman. I worked with Claude at Mallory & then called on him when he was at Resource Electronics. I was told by our old boss Tom Green that Claude was killed in a car wreck in Indiana. Claude sorry for your loss. I lost Lee in March 2013. I know how it hurts. Send me an e mail with your phone number & I will give you a call. Praying for you & your family. Jim Martin

  • January 18, 2016
    Al & Betty Abercrombie, Heritage Hills lit a candle:
    Lit since January 18, 2016 at 1:17:58 PM

  • January 19, 2016
    Phil and Angela Yarbrough says:
    Barbara and Claude were very good friends and neighbors when they lived here in Fuquay-Varina, NC. Our thoughts and prayers are with Claude and his and Barbara's families. Phil and Angela Yarbrough

  • January 19, 2016
    Peggy Graham Cliadakis says:
    I have very found memories of Barbara, Anne, and their parents from those many years ago when we were growing up in Shelbyville Indiana. My sympathy to all. Peggy (Graham) Cliadakis

  • January 19, 2016
    Peggy Graham Cliadakis says:
    I have very fond memories of Barbara, Anne and their parents from when we were all growing up all those years ago in Shelbyville Indiana. My sympathy to all. Peggy (Graham) Cliadakis