Mrs. Yvonne Halbur of Hinesville departed this life Sept. 9, 2013.
A native of Spencer, Iowa, Yvonne was born June 15, 1955, to the late Lavella and Louis Fuller. She also was preceded in death by her sister, Cindy Smith, and brother, Lynn Fuller.
She is survived by her husband of 41 years, Deacon Richard Halbur; two sons, Bryan Halbur and his wife, Terry, of Melbourne, Fla., and Brent Halbur and his wife, Stephanie, of Ratcliffe, Ky.; a daughter, Angela and her husband, Michael Amrine, of Hoover, Ala.; 11 grandchildren, Patricia and Brett Rivers, Lindsay, Nicholas and Lily Halbur, Christian Saxon, Megan and Adah Amrine, Austin and Cameron Stoyle, and Brendan and Jayden Halbur; and one great-granddaughter, Raelyn Rivers. She also is survived by one sister, Marcia Rogne of Loveland, Colo.
Yvonne and Rich married July 22, 1972, and spent the next 20 years traveling around the world as a U.S. Army family, finally settling in 1992 in Hinesville when Richard retired from the service.
Yvonne was an extremely hardworking person. She began her work as a candy striper at Spencer Hospital in Iowa, where she also worked part-time as a waitress at Stubb's Restaurant. She managed the local Blockbuster store in Hinesville for years and spent the past 19 years as a licensed practical nurse at Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah and Winn Army Community Hospital on Fort Stewart. She was, first and foremost, a caregiver to everyone.
Yvonne devoted much of her time to St. Stephen First Martyr Catholic Church in Hinesville, where her husband serves as a deacon. She was dedicated to the holy Rosary, divine mercy and community activities. Her smile and support will be missed there.
Yvonne's passions included the love of her life, her husband, Rich, along with their children and grandchildren. She enjoyed the beach, reading, her tuxedo cats, holidays and walking. She also loved healing and educating diabetics.
Her wake will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, at Carter Funeral Home Oglethorpe Chapel, 308 West Oglethorpe Drive, Hinesville.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 13, at St. Stephen First Martyr Catholic Church, 399 Woodland Drive, Hinesville, with Father Adam Kasela officiating.
Interment will be at Hinesville Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be sent to the St. Vincent DePaul Society, St. Stephen First Martyr Catholic Church.
Carter Funeral Home Oglethorpe Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
Published in Coastal Courier from Sep. 10 to Sep. 17, 2013.