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August 23, 1936 - June 1, 2017
Arthur Junior “Art” Yarbrough was born August 23, 1936 in Blackwell, MO. He was the son of Thomas William and Ava Mae (nee DeClue) Yarbrough. He passed on June 1, 2017 at Mercy Hospital Jefferson in Festus, MO at the age of 80 years. He is survived by his wife, Margaret (nee Boyer) Yarbrough, De Soto, MO: children, Donna Schott, Festus, MO; Bonnie (Calvin) Douglas, Valles Mines, MO; Tom (Shelley) Yarbrough, High Ridge, MO; Mike (Chris) Yarbrough, De Soto, MO; grandchildren, Matt, Jessica, Austin, Ryan, Levi, Arthur, Jessica, and Josh; great-grandchildren, Bailey, Ava, Aiden, Lincoln, Chelby, Peyton, Naomi, and Lucas; step-brother, Marvin (Rosalie) DeClue. He is preceded in death by his parents; his step-mother, Edith “Ruby” DeClue Yarbrough; one brother, Donald (Colline) Yarbrough; and one sister: Evelene (LeRoy) Mercer. Art worked for Roop Printing, The De Soto Press, and the Suburban Journal Newspapers in advertising, was a photographer/photo developer, and also worked for Smitty’s Home Decorating Center. He was also a devoted member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church where he served as Eucharistic Minister, volunteered with the church cleaning crew, and helped with events at the Knights of Columbus Hall. As an expression of sympathy memorials may be given to American Diabetes Association.