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Evelyn Marie Herter, 99, of Overland Park, Kan., passed away peacefully Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018.

Evelyn was born in Mountain View, Mo., Dec. 27, 1919, to Wade and Minnie Yarber.  Evelyn, the oldest of five children was a proud sister to four younger brothers – Carl, Leo, Jack, and Max Yarber.  Evelyn graduated as valedictorian of her class in 1939 and worked as a librarian in her younger days before meeting the love of her life, Roy Herter.  Evelyn and Roy were married Oct. 19, 1963, and made their home in St. Louis, Mo., before moving to Merriam, Kan., in 1991 to be closer to her brother Leo (Elaine) Yarber.  Evelyn was adored by Roy and lived happily married for over 33 years before losing Roy in June of 1997. 

She was a woman of faith, family, education, and a pure love of nature and animals.  She was loved by many and filled her life with lifelong friendships.  Evelyn was a lover of cats and birds, sharing her life’s journey with many furry and feathered friends that she loved and cared for over the years. 

Evelyn is survived by her brother, Jack (Vera) Yarber, sister-in-law, Elaine Yarber, and many loving nieces and nephews.

Evelyn was predeceased by her husband, Roy Herter; her parents, Wade and Minnie Yarber; brothers, Carl (Eunice) Yarber, Leo Yarber, Max (Jane) Yarber; nephews, Dennis Yarber, Jackie Allen Yarber; nieces, Lisa Schulz, Patty Yarber, Diane Yarber; great-niece, Jennifer Alexander; great-nephew, Nathan Yarber; and great-grandniece, Macy Loveless.

A celebration of life and burial was set Saturday, Jan. 5, 2018, at Yarber Mortuary, Mountain View, Mo., with burial immediately followed in Chapel Hill Cemetery, Mountain View. Memorials may be made to American Kidney Foundation or American Diabetes Association. Condolences may be expressed at www.yarbermortuary.com.

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