Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1960 RJC

Linda Drennan LINDA MARGARET DRENNAN YARBROUGH, 53, an elementary school principal at Evant, TX died April 26, 1995 at a Temple hospital. Burial was in Murphree Cemetery. She was born on July 11, 1942, in Winnemucca, NV, the first child of James Donovan Drennan and his wife, Jewel Evangeline Dorris. After a brief stay in Nevada and in the Lake Tahoe area of California, her parents returned to Texas and she attended public school in Baird & Ranger, TX. At high school she played the French horn in the band and was also a drum major. She was an honors graduate of Ranger High school in 1960. She attended West Texas State University, Ranger Jr. College, the University of Texas at Arlington and North Texas State University, where she received a bachelor of science degree with honors in math and English in 1971. She began her teaching career at Northwest Independent School District near Justin in 1971. In 1972, she began teaching math and English at Evant. She received her master of education degree in 1980 from Tarleton State University and in 1987 received her admin- istrator's certificate, at which time she became elementary principal in Evant. She was senior class sponsor for more than 20 years, Beta Club and drill team sponsor for many years and active in UIL academics. A former state champion in public speaking, she led one-act play casts to state competitions in 1979 and again in 1981. Her 1981 cast placed third in Texas, tying the 1952 boys basketball team for the highest finish in UIL competition by an Evant team. She married Leroy Yarbrough in Olden on May 20, 1961. She was member of the Evant United Methodist Church. Survivors at the time of her death include her husband, Leroy Yarbrough (his Parallel Lives article) of Evant; three children, Linda Catherine Clary, Hunter Lee Yarbrough and Sarah Ann Yarbrough, all of Evant; her mother, Evangeline Brewer of Everman; two sisters, Donna Drennan Shepard (RHS-1962) of Mansfield, and Carol Naegle (RHS-1966) of Dallas; one brother Jim Drennan (RHS-1964) of St. Louis, MO; and six grandchildren. Linda remembered LINDA YARBROUGH REMEMBERED A ceremony was held October 26,1997 at Evant Elementary School to dedicate the new playground equipment in memory of the late Linda Yarbrough, principal of the school from 1986 to 1996. Several members of her family attended the ceremony, including her children who unveiled the the marker. They are, left to right, Sarah Yarbrough, Hunter Yarbrough and Cath Clary. Also shown are Hunter Yarbrough's two children, Stephanie and Meagan. Linda Drennan Memorial