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

July 02, 2015 14822

Emergency Response Team on Scene of Standoff on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
July 02, 2015 7226

Police: Stand Off Suspect in Critical Condition

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
June 29, 2015 5472

UPDATE: Victim of Home Invasion/Homicide Died of…

by SurfKY News
June 29, 2015 4211

Accused Synthetic Marijuana Traffickers Appear in…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
June 29, 2015 3551

Alleged Breast Display Ends in Domestic Assault…

by SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

June 24, 2015 45475

Western Kentucky, Southern Indiana's Largest…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
July 02, 2015 14822

Emergency Response Team on Scene of Standoff on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

July 04, 2015 1195

Happenings and Meetings – Hopkins County

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
July 04, 2015 1084

Heavy Rains Flood Streets Around Town

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
July 04, 2015 698

Kentucky Sees Sharp Rise in Newborn…

by Al Cross
July 04, 2015 566

Tips for a Safe, Healthy Summer Enjoying…

by Dick Brown
July 04, 2015 508

Annual Fireworks Display Heralds in Fourth of…

by Mike Groves, SurfKY News
July 04, 2015 479

KDA Marketing Chief Tells Panel Kentucky Proud…

by Ted Sloan
July 04, 2015 477

Keeping the Faith - 'Safer among the Christian…

by Ronnie McBrayer
July 04, 2015 468

Kentucky's Drinking Water Annual Report Shows…

by Lanny Brannock
July 04, 2015 446

Pet of the Day

by Natalie Ostrander
July 05, 2015 385

Hopkins Ham Radio Operators Link to World

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News