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Ethel Yarbro

November 30, 1925 — January 11, 2024

Ethel Florence Yarbro, age 98, passed away at Evergreen Retirement Community in Oshkosh, Wisconsin on the morning of Thursday, January 11, 2024. She was born to Charles and Florence (Olson) Simons on November 30, 1925, in Wausau, WI. She married Robert Lewis Yarbro on July 4, 1947, and they were together until his passing in 2007.

Ethel graduated from Wausau Senior High School in 1943 and worked outside the home for most of her adult life. In 1950, she and her husband moved to Oshkosh, where Ethel worked at Miles Kimball and Morgan Doors. She was also a long-time employee of the Winnebago County Sheriff's Department.

In her free time, Ethel enjoyed sewing, reading, playing bridge, and sharing meals at the Roxy Supper Club with friends and family.

After retiring, Ethel and her husband moved to Ellenton, Florida, and lived there for close to ten years. She became a member of Parrish United Methodist Church, where she volunteered at the church office and in the thrift shop. Ethel was also a member of Algoma Boulevard United Methodist Church in Oshkosh.

Ethel is survived by her three children, Barry (Kathleen) Yarbro, Mark (Diane) Yarbro, and Susan (John) Zuckerman; grandchildren Peter (Michelle Gutierrez), Christopher (Amanda), Steven, Matthew (Tricia), and Amanda (Jeff Popp); and five great-grandchildren: Aaron, Quinn, Chloe, Carson, and Olivia.

Ethel was preceded in death by her husband Robert, her parents, her sister Juanita Prei of Wausau and her brother George, who died at age 14.

A memorial service is Saturday, May 4, 2024, at Algoma Boulevard United Methodist Church with visitation beginning at 10:00 and the service at 11:00.

Memorials may be given to Algoma Boulevard United Methodist Church.

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