Shirley Jo Rode


February 13, 2020

Shirley Jo Rode, 60, passed away Saturday, February 8, 2020, at Hot Springs County Memorial Hospital in Thermopolis after a long struggle with health.

Born July 22, 1959, in Hollister, Calif., she was one of five children of Jack and Thelma (Dunkerson) Ornsbey. The family moved throughout the West until Shirley spent a short time in Oklahoma. In 1971, she moved to Wyoming working in her younger years as a cook and bartender.

She married Steve Yarbrough, Sr. in California. She was later widowed. Shirley traveled most of the United States. Her greatest enjoyment was her family and making crafts. She was a member of the Pentecostal Church.  

She is survived by her children, Steve Yarbrough, Jr. of Winfield, Kans., Cindee Reynolds of Lusk, Wyo., and James Brown of  Newkirk, Okla .; grandchildren, Lance, Andrew and Blake Yarbrough, Matthew Reynolds and Joel Brown; siblings, Floyd and Sandra Ornsbey, both of Thermopolis and Phyllis McAufflie of Atoka, Okla. 

Shirley was preceded in death by her grandparents; parents; first husband, Steve; brother, Jimmy Dale Ornsbey; and nephew, Robert Ornsbey.

A Celebration of Life will be held for Shirley in the summer of 2020.

Mortimore Funeral Home is assisting the family and messages may be offered at


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