Melvin D. Yarbrough Sr. (1929 - 2014)


Melvin D. Yarbrough Sr., 85, of Peoria, formerly of Vandalia, died at 1:53 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
Services were held at 1 p.m. on Monday at Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Bartonville, with the Rev. Joy Schlesselman officiating. Burial was in Fon Du Lac Cemetery in East Peoria. Visitation was held from 3-5 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials: Illinois Cancer Care in Peoria. Online condolences may be shared at
Mr. Yarbrough was born on July 31, 1929, in Vandalia, the son of Delbert and Lucille Oglesby Yarbrough. He married Joyce West; she died in 1998. He married Darlene Owens in 2000.
Survivors include his wife; and sons, Melvin Dale Yarbrough Jr. and his wife Sue of Peoria, and Julie Shernak of Peoria.

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Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home
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Bartonville, IL 61607
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Published in The Leader-Union from Dec. 1 to Dec. 10, 2014