Barbara A. Yarhouse

Barbara Ann Yarhouse, of Hartwick Township near Evart, passed away Saturday, July 22, 2017 at Pleasant Ridge Manor near Marion. She was 88.

Barbara was born July 9, 1929 in Marion, Michigan to Engelbert and Reatha (Hancock) Maass. She graduated as valedictorian of

Barbara A. Yarhouse

Barbara A. Yarhouse

her class in 1947 from Marion High School. Barbara married Arnold P. Yarhouse in Marion on March 2, 1948 and he preceded her in death in 2013. She was a lifelong Marion/Evart area resident and helped her husband farm until they retired in 2003, yet still enjoyed hobby farming. Mrs. Yarhouse was an active member of the Avondale United Methodist Church where she enjoyed playing the piano and singing. She enjoyed gardening and loved spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Mrs. Yarhouse is survived by her daughter, Linda (Gale) Noordhoek of Marion, three sons, Steven (Melody) Yarhouse of Evart, Frank (Deb) Yarhouse of Mecosta, Mark (Diane) Yarhouse of Evart, ten grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, a brother, Richard (Judy) Maass of Prudenville, two step-brothers, Richard Herweyer of McBain, Jack (Esther) Herweyer of McBain, and a sister-in-law Martha Yarhouse of Evart. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 65 years, Arnold P. Yarhouse, an infant sister, Mary Catherine, and two brothers, Englebert and Donald Maass.

Funeral services for Barbara Ann Yarhouse are 11:00am Wednesday, July 26th at the Corey Funeral Home in Evart with her grandson, Pastor Greg Yarhouse officiating. Visitation will be 6:00pm to 8:00pm Tuesday, July 25th at the funeral home. Mrs. Yarhouse will be laid to rest next to her husband in Forest Hill Cemetery in Evart.

Memorial contributions in Barbara’s memory may be directed to the Avondale United Methodist Church.



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