January 13, 2001, Saturday, Final Edition Copyright 2001 The Buffalo News The Buffalo News January 13, 2001, Saturday, Final Edition
(BUFFALO, NY) -- Emma Louise Yarrington, 85, a retired Erie County sheriff's deputy, dies Tuesday (Jan. 9, 2001) in Mercy Hospital, Buffalo, after a brief illness.
The former Emma Faulring, the daughter of a suffragette, worked as a deputy in the Erie County Sheriff's Department beginning under Sheriff B. John Tutuska. She retired in 1980. While she spent most of her career there in the training academy, she also worked under central police services.
Salutatorian at her graduation from Hamburg High School, Mrs. Yarrington attended Albany State Teacher's College and Bryant & Stratton Business Institute. She worked for the Hamburg School district as a secretary right after college and was also a census taker.
Mrs. Yarrington was a Republican committeewoman and worked at the voting sites. She was a member of the Hamburg Republican Club, and was named Mrs. Republican in 1968. She had been director of the Hamburg Independent Citizens Club.
A member of the Hamburg United Methodist Church, she served with its Bible study group and the Tri-M Society of which she was president.
She was also a member of the Judges and Police Association, the Badge and Shield Club, the Hamburg High School Alumni Association and the Hamburg Historical Society.
She was also an avid bridge player, and enjoyed gardening, reading, crafts and needle work.
Her husband, Meade C., died in 1972.
She is survived by two daughters, Linda Jean Waldraff of Hamburg and Barbara Joan Beckman of Angola; three grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Jan. 20 in the Hamburg United Methodist Church, 116 Union St., Hamburg. Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery, Boston, N.Y.