Mabel Arcenia (Yarbrough) Boor was born March 5, 1943, to E. Fennell Yarbrough and Elizabeth (Clark) Yarbrough in Decatur, Alabama. She passed from this life April 12, 2021 at Kiowa Hospital District Manor. She was surrounded by her husband, daughters, and other family members as she transitioned into the next life.
Mabel grew up in Decatur, Alabama with her brother, Raymond and her many wonderful cousins who were like siblings to her. She enjoyed sharing the stories of the antics she, her brother, cousins, and neighborhood kids would get into. After graduating high school, she attended Florence State for a year before deciding to move west to Kansas. She lived with her cousin while working as a nurse aid at St. Francis Hospital in Wichita. It was a trip to a Sharon, Kansas wedding dance with a co-worker who introduced Mabel to her spouse, Dennis, of nearly 58 years. They were married June 8, 1963 in Sharon. From that union, two daughters were born: Pam and Tammy. Mabel was a wonderful housewife, mother, and grandmother. She loved her family and being with the grandchildren. They were all constantly giving each other a “hard time”, but she still made them tow the line. They all had such a wonderful relationship collectively and individually.
Mabel sold Avon for many years. She loved visiting with the ladies and showing them all the new products. After that, Mabel and Dennis opened the Horseshoe Restaurant in 1989. She enjoyed interacting with the customers and did whatever needed done to keep things going smoothly from babysitting her grandchild to filling in as dishwasher. She also gained many praises for her dressing. Dennis would cook the turkey, and she would make the most wonderful dressing to accompany it. Many would ask for the recipe, but it was her love of making it that was the secret ingredient and made it so good.
Mabel is preceded in death by her brother, Raymond, and her parents, E. Fennell and Elizabeth Yarbrough.
She is survived by her husband, Dennis of Kiowa; daughters, Pam Hess (Tony) of Alva, Oklahoma, and Tammy Graves (Chuck) of Kiowa; her grandchildren, Lane Hess, Dalton Hess, Kyle Graves (Jacy), and Austin Graves (Summer), and her great-grandchildren, Kase, Jaylee, Keaton, Taten, Tenley, and Trace.
Funeral mass for Mabel will be Friday, April 16, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at St John’s Catholic Church in Kiowa. Rosary will be Thursday at 7:00 p.m. at the church. Burial will be at St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery near Sharon with arrangements by Lanman Funeral Home, Inc. of Kiowa. Remembrances may be made shared with the family through Lanman Funeral Home at www.lanmanmemorials.com. Facebook: Lanman Funeral Home Inc. Viewing will be Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to St. John’s Catholic Church or Heartland Hospice through the funeral home.
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