Betty Yarbro Rickert, 95, of Dyersburg, died Thursday, November 14, 2019 at Oakwood Community Living Center. Born January 8, 1924, she is the daughter of the late Thomas Elisha and Ethel Pierce Yarbro. She was a member of First United Methodist Church where she was a member of the Sellers Sunday School Class and a retired insurance clerk at Dyersburg Fabrics. In 1942, she worked at the Dyersburg Army Air Base and many years at Rhea Wholesale. Her family was blessed to learn many valuable life lessons from her during her 95 years, among them: help others in any and every way you can and share your love of baking with them.
Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m. Sunday, November 17, 2019 in the Chapel of Curry Funeral Home officiated by Reverend Dr. Mary Beth Bernheisel with interment to follow in Fairview Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Saturday, November 16th from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
She is survived by her brother, John T. Yarbro (Yvonne) of Dyersburg; step-daughter, Patricia Rickert Carroll (Mike) of Vero Beach, FL; her special niece, Linda Burnett (Alvin) of Newbern; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Her nephews, Dent Yarbro, Jeff Holt, Roger White, David White, Tommy Tucker and Scott Tucker will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Sellers Sunday Class members, Mike Tucker, Henry Tucker and Steve Holt.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph H. Rickert (9/6/99); six sisters, Mabel Yarbro, Stella B. Holt, Ebalee Yarbro Tucker, Jessie Jane Yarbro “Tootie” Williams, Judy Yarbro White, Mary Ruth Yarbro Gay; and four brothers, Mike Yarbro, Thomas I. Yarbro, George W. Yarbro and James Earkett Yarbro.
The family requests memorials be directed to Dyersburg First United Methodist Church, PO Box 452, Dyersburg, TN 38025-0452.
We are privileged and honored to serve the Rickert family. You may share your condolences and your memories with the family at www.curryfuneral.com.