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Geneva Lee Yarberry, 77, Columbia, KY (1938-2016)

Geneva was a member of Bearwallow United Methodist, a seamstress, enjoyed quilting, sewing & working in her flower garden. She was the daughter of the late William Deewey & Iva May Keltner Baker. She leaves 12 direct living descendants.
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Geneva Lee Yarberry age 77 years of Columbia, KY passed away Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 4pmCT, at her home.

Funeral service Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 1:00 PM at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY. Bro. Glenn LaFond will be the officiating clergy. Interment in Haven Hill Cemetery, 1276 Liberty Road, Columbia, KY. Visitation will be after 3pmCT, Monday May 23, 2016.

Geneva Lee Yarberry, 77, Columbia, KY (1938-2016)

She was born on November 16, 1938, in Adair County, KY. She was the daughter of the late William Dewey & Iva May Keltner Baker. She died Saturday, May 21, 2016, in Columbia, Adair County, KY, at the age of 77 years, six months, and five days.

She was preceded in death by four sisters and one brother: Bertha Marie Baker, Ruby Land and her late husband Leslie; Lucille Sneed and her late husband Austin; Clara Adams and her late husband T.J.; and Thomas Martin Baker.

She is survived by:
  • Three sons: Donnie Ray Yarberry of Cincinnati, Ohio; Jeffrey Lynn Yarberry of Lexington, KY; and Jason (Jennifer) Yarberry of Campbellsville, KY

  • One daughter: Deborah Ann (Ronald) Martin of Bowling Green, KY

  • Four brothers: James Sonny (Paul) Baker of Greensburg, KY; William (Doris) Baker of Columbia, KY; Dulath (Jean) Baker of Columbia, KY; and Gleason (Bonnie) Baker of Lexington, NC

  • One Sister: Dee (Russell) Janes of Cave City, KY

  • Sister-in-law: Ruth Ann Baker of Elizabethtown, KY

  • Seven grandchildren

  • One great grandchild

  • Several nieces, nephews, a host of other relatives and friends.
Geneva was a member of Bearwallow United Methodist, a seamstress, enjoyed quilting, sewing & working in her flower garden.

Send condolences to the family of Geneva Yarberry

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donation to Mayo Clinic and may be left at the funeral home. Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY, in charge of funeral arrangements

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