Melba “Darlene” Yerbic, 85, passed away on Saturday, June 23, 2018, at her residence.

Melba “Darlene” Yerbic, 85, passed away on Saturday, June 23, 2018, at her residence.

She was born on July 4, 1932, in Liverpool to Wilbur and Mabel (Lingenfelter) Raker. They preceded her in death.

She married Andrew C. Yerbic on Oct. 14, 1950. He preceded her in death on July 17, 2013.

Surviving are her eight children, Dennis (Laone) Yerbic, Phyllis (Dan) Cardosi, Francie (Damon) Roberson, Sheila (Jerry) Henderson and Debbie Yerbic all of Canton, Patrick (Jana) Yerbic of St. Louis and Mark Yerbic of Canton and Paul (Amy) Yerbic of St David. Also surviving are 14 grandchildren, Jeff, Andrew, Noah, Nesa, Wayne, John, Jason, Aaron, Kara, Ryan, Amanda, Dustin, Marshall and Frankie and 18 great-grandchildren, Drake, Austin, Logan, Rex, Eric, Morgan, Gabriel, Curtis, Bailey, Joseph, Maggie, Cole, Colin, Kael, Madelyn, Jonah, Ava and Cade. She has one surviving sister, Charlotte (Raker) Stambaugh and one brother-in-law, Bob Mace, both of Canton.

Preceding her in death is one sister, Lorraine (Raker) Mace and one brother-in-law, Dwain Stambaugh.

Darlene was a member of St Mary’s Catholic Church in Canton. She enjoyed watching the St Louis Cardinals and was an avid reader who made bi-weekly visits to the local library for her reading selection over the past 50 years.

A visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 26, 2018, from 5 to 7 p.m., at Oaks-Hines Funeral Home in Canton with a funeral service on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 10 a.m. at the funeral home.

Burial will follow at St Joseph Cemetery in Canton.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Food Pantry, St Mary’s Food Pantry or the Humane Society of Fulton County.

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