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Yarde, Ruth L.
Ruth L. Yarde, 91, of 2345 N. Seminary St. Galesburg died at 1:20 PM Saturday April 3, 2010 in Cottage Hospital.

She was born October 28, 1918 in Roseville, IL the daughter of Orion and Alezanne White Johnson. She married Albert C. Yarde in Roseville, IL on March 8, 1941. He preceded her in death on August 30, 2003.

She is survived by a son John (Beverly) Yarde of Alexis, IL; a daughter Karen (Cecil) Hall of Corvallis, Montana; seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, three brothers, a sister and a grandson.

She was a teacher at the Star School near Alexis Kelly Twp. She also farmed with her husband for over 50 years. She graduated from Roseville High School in 1937 and attended University of Illinois. She was a member and past president of the PTA in Alexis. Ruth also was a member of the local Grange organization. She was a member of the Faith United Methodist Church of Galesburg and held several offices in the North Henderson Methodist church.

Funeral services are scheduled for 3:30 PM Wednesday at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel. The Rev. Jean Hembrough will officiate. Visitation will be 2:30-3:30 PM at the chapel. Burial will be in East Linwood Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Faith United Methodist Church. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.
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