Funeral services for Frances Katherine Beckwith Yarbrough Nourse, 94, of Greenville will be at 11:00 a.m., Friday at Boone Funeral Home, Greenville. She died Saturday, May 28 at Delta Regional Medical Center. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens.
Katherine was born in Greenville, MS on December 25, 1921 to Marie McCoy Beckwith and William Norwood Beckwith. She went to E.E. Bass Greenville High School and married Bill Yarbrough the very day after she graduated. Since she excelled in typing and shorthand, she became a legal secretary, then went on to become a most respected court reporter. Several years after her husband Bill passed away in 1975, Katherine was blessed to find love again and married Richard Nourse. They remained married until his passing in January 2012. Katherine was a longtime member of the Business and Professional Women’s Club, the Revelers Dance Club and the Alice Bell Garden Club. She remained very active in the First Presbyterian Church in Greenville.
Katherine was preceded in death by her mother, father, brother, Bobby Beckwith, husbands Bill Yarbrough and Richard Nourse and sister-in-law, Christine Beckwith.
She leaves behind a son, Randy Yarbrough of Bastrop, TX, daughter, Janice Yarbrough of Greenville, MS; two grandsons, Andy and David Yarbrough; her sister, Peaches Ann Wilson of Lancaster, TX; two step-children, Dr. Richard C. Nourse, Jr. of Lake Dallas, TX, Kathie Peets Seidel of Fort Worth, TX; four step-granddaughters, Emily Nourse, Erin Deitel, Jing Nicholson and Katia Seidel; one step-grandson, Gregory Seidel, one step great-granddaughter, Margaret Deitel as well as many other family members and friends.
Katherine was as beautiful on the inside as she was on the outside. She was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, aunt, grandmother, and friend. She was deeply loved by all who knew her and will be greatly missed.
The family would like to thank Laverne Townsend and Judy Williams for their loving care and First Presbyterian Church for their thoughtful acts of kindness.
There will be a visitation one hour prior to services on Friday at the funeral home.