|Birth: ||Oct. 17, 1951|
North Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Jul. 4, 2010|
Barbara Jean Coley for many years battled the disease of juvenile diabetes, never giving up. Even at times of discouragement she never gave up. She was always optimistic, believing she would win the battle. The Lord decided she had fought long enough. Barbara was taken home to be with her Lord, to be reunited with her mother and her son Clayton.
Barbara was born to David and Maxine Henley on October 17, 1951, in Fayetteville NC. She grew up at Army bases across the country, including Alaska, and in Germany. She had the privilege of traveling Europe. She graduated high school at Harrison Central High School in June of 1969, after her father retired to the Gulf Coast of Mississippi. This is where she later met Daryl, who was in the Navy Seabees. After the Navy and oilfield, Barbara and Daryl moved to Oklahoma, settling in Wellston OK, where they built a home and raised their family. Barbara's most important roles in life were being a mother, a wife, and a friend. She volunteered at Harrah schools, helping in classrooms and at school activities. She was at times a substitute teacher. She participated in holiday parties for kids, Super Kids Day, PTO, Boy Scouts, Campfire Girls, Athletic Assoc., Quarterback Club, Tennis Club, and Physical Fitness Test. Barbara was a good friend to everyone who knew her. She was optimistic, witty, kind, caring, compassionate, forgiving, and accepting of everyone. If you entered her home, you knew you were welcomed. She loved cooking and was exceptional at it. When family and friends talk about Barbara, one of the first things mentioned is her cooking. Barbara worked at KFC, Fred Young & Assoc., Sam's, H&R Block, and Richardson Insurance Agency.
She is survived by Daryl Coley, her husband of 36 years; daughter Jennifer Litton; son Lucas Coley; grandchildren Lacey and Nichols Litton, and Austin Coley; father David Henley; sister Joyce; many brothers and sisters-in-law; many nieces and nephews; and great nieces and nephews.
(obituary from Barnes Friederich Funeral Home, Midwest City OK)
Created by: DogMama08
Record added: Jun 06, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 70954792
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