Alice Jane Yarber, daughter of Floyd and Vera (Donaldson) Buff, was born on February 2, 1933 in Mtn. View, Missouri, and departed this life on Tuesday, January 20, 2009, in her home in Mtn. Grove, Missouri, at the age of 75 years, 11 months and 18 days of age.
She was united in marriage to Max Eugene Yarber on December 27, 1948. Two daughters, Sandra and Patricia, and two sons, Wade and Kent, were born to this union.
Jane enjoyed spending time with her family and will always be remembered by her loved ones for her love of laughter, a good practical joke and her many stories of family get-togethers. Anyone that knew her knew she loved the Lord and gospel music and she watched many hours of her favorite group, The Gaithers. She loved bowling and bowled as long as her health allowed and then she enjoyed watching family and friends as well as giving instructions when they weren’t scoring well. Jane was always ready when family and friends came by for a game of cards or dominos, which she enjoyed to the fullest.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Floyd and Vera Buff; a brother, Jack Buff; a sister, Barbara David; and a brother-in-law, Roy Herter.
She is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Max Yarber; her children, Sandra Housley and husband Monte, Wade Yarber, Patricia Nunn, and Kent Yarber and wife Diane, all of Mtn. Grove; her grandchildren, Annette Burt of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, Laura Martus and husband Erwin of Springfield, Missouri, Brooke Coffman and husband Chad of Cabool, Missouri, Joseph Yarber and wife Susan of Pineville, North Carolina, Wesley Crisp and wife Teresa of Norwood, Missouri, Loretta Ellis and husband Donnie, Anthony Crisp and wife Angela, Tara Emery and husband Chris, Jennifer Alexander and husband Alex, Wayco Yarber, Carrie Guilliams and husband Jamie, Kirsten, Danielle and Candace Yarber, all of Mtn. Grove; 20 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; one sister, Peggy Faught and husband Lloyd of Durand, Illinois; a brother-in-law, Lloyd David of Mtn. View; brother and sisters-in-law Evelyn Herter and Leo and Elaine Yarber, all of Overland Park, Kansas, Carl and Eunice Yarber of Mtn. View, and Jack and Vera Yarber of Birch Tree, Missouri; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held Saturday, January 24, 2009, at 1:00 p.m. in Rock Chapel Church north of Norwood with Rev. Stanley Jones officiating. Jamie Guilliams and Stanley and Glenda Jones served as singers. Sharon Renfrow and Courtney Stout served as musicians. Pallbearers were Wes Crisp, Anthony Crisp, Chris Emery, Wayco Yarber, Chad Coffman, Donnie Ellis, Joseph Yarber and Jamie Guilliams. Honorary pallbearers were Weston Crisp, Ethan Ellis, Austin Burt, and Dalton Buttram. Burial was in Hillcrest Cemetery under the direction of Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home, Mtn. Grove.