HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. - Opal Eilene (Knox) Yarbrough, 91 of Madisonville, KY passed away Friday September 20, 2013 at 8:25 AM at Baptist Health in Madisonville.

She was born April 12, 1922 in Hopkins County, KY to the late William 'Taylor' and Norma (Laffoon) Knox. .

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Madisonville with roots in Suthards Christian Church, which her family helped build. She graduated from Nortonville High School as Valedictorian and attended Murray State University with the help of her childhood friend, June Laffoon. She worked at the Hopkins County Court Clerks Office before marrying her childhood sweetheart, Arthur Yarbrough after he returned from WWII. They moved to Lexington until Arthur graduated from UK on the G.I. bill in 1950. Eileen worked as a secretary at the Chrysler factory in Evansville until they moved back to Madisonville to open the Lawn & Garden Center in 1956, which they operated for over 50 years. It is now operated by sons John and Mark.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by brothers John 'J.B.' and his wife Maxine Knox, William 'Bill' and his wife Modell Knox and Tommy Knox.

She is survived by her husband of 67 years Arthur Yarbrough; Sons; John Yarbrough of Madisonville, KY, Mark Yarbrough of Madisonville, KY; Sister-in-law; Helen Knox of Madisonville, KY; Nieces and Nephews also survive.

Services will be held Sunday September 22, 2013 at 2:00 PM in the Chapel of Reid-Walters Funeral Home in Earlington.

Bro. George Brooks will officiate.

Burial will be in Oddfellows Cemetery in Madisonville.

Visitation will be Sunday from 12:00 until service time at the funeral home. .

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

Most Read This Week

May 22, 2015 7898

Madisonville Man Charged with First-Degree Rape

by SurfKY News
May 23, 2015 7887

Missing 5-Year-Old Boy Found

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
May 27, 2015 6617

VIDEO: Sparks Fly Over Hanson Rezoning Issue

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 28, 2015 4234

Four Charged with Burglary for Entering Elderly…

by SurfKY News
May 25, 2015 3742

Can Sunscreen Save Your Life?

by Melissa Patrick

Most Read This Month

May 15, 2015 10972

New Madisonville Business In Full Operation Soon

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 22, 2015 7898

Madisonville Man Charged with First-Degree Rape

by SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

May 27, 2015 6617

VIDEO: Sparks Fly Over Hanson Rezoning Issue

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 28, 2015 4234

Four Charged with Burglary for Entering Elderly…

by SurfKY News
May 27, 2015 3470

Midnight Ride on Rabbit Ridge Ends in Jail

by SurfKY News
May 27, 2015 2717

Crime Stoppers Top Most Wanted - May 27, 2015

by Crime Stoppers
May 28, 2015 1239

Greenville Man Charged with Rockport Robbery,…

by SurfKY News
May 27, 2015 1188

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports Released - May…

by SurfKY News
May 27, 2015 1119

Crime Stoppers Fugitive of the Week – May 27,…

by Hopkinsville – Christian County Crime Stoppers
May 27, 2015 1102

Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports Released

by SurfKY News
May 28, 2015 1058

Livingston Street, Hanson Rezoning Request…

by SurfKY News
May 28, 2015 821

Teens Injured When Vehicle Crashes into Tree

by SurfKY News