Lynne Evelyn Yarbrough (Kloeckner), 74, passed away Dec. 18, 2019, at UT Health Hospital in Tyler. She was born Aug. 14, 1945, in Westchester, Ill., to LeRoy and Violet Kloeckner.
She lived through to her teenage years in Illinois with her parents and two brothers Bob and LeRoy. She adored her family and always put them before herself.
At the age of 19, Lynne married Charles Yarbrough and had three daughters Sandra, Kelly, and Laura. She was a stay-at-home mom until her husband moved the family to Texas, where they took over ownership of the Dallas/East Texas McDonalds Franchise. Lynne and Charles resided in the Mabank area, where she spent summers on the lake with her grandkids and Sunday night dinners soaking up time with her family.
Lynne loved spending time with her family and always put them first. She was always there when someone needed her. She was loving, faithful and devoted her life to caring for others. In her final years, Lynne took care of her ill husband until he passed away Sept. 1, 2019. Over the last few months, she watched a grandson get married and was living her life to the fullest. However, she was mourning the loss of her husband and longed to be with him.
She is preceded in death by her husband, parents and brothers.
Lynne is survived by her children Sandra Brown and husband Terry, Kelly Yarbrough, and Laura Beckleman and husband Michael, grandchildren Michael Brown and wife Kelsey, Ryan Brown and fiance Kelci Hill, Colton Yarbrough, Kyle Kurak, Cameron Kurak and Kelsey Kurak.
A memorial service was held Dec. 23, 2019, at Moorhead~Epps Funeral Home in Gun Barrel City. Reverend Dan Gurley of First United Methodist Church in Mabank officiated for the Yarbrough family.
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