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Gladys Elvern Thomas Barkett
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Birth: Feb. 20, 1919
Woods County
Oklahoma, USA
Death: Jun. 3, 2010
Tulsa County
Oklahoma, USA

Gladys Elvern Yearick Barkett
© Enid News and Eagle

ENID — The funeral for Gladys Elvern Yearick Barkett will be 2 p.m. today, June 8, 2010, at Wharton Funeral Chapel, Alva. The Rev. Ron Pingelton, Pastor Alva First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) will officiate. Interment will be in Freedom Cemetery. Wharton Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Gladys Elvern, daughter of Mary Elizabeth (Steward) and Chancey William Thomas, was born Feb. 20, 1919, near Freedom, Okla. She passed away at St. Francis Health Center in Tulsa, Okla., Thursday, June 3, 2010, at the age of 91 years, 2 months and 13 days.

She attended Freedom school system.

Gladys was married to Archie Charles Yearick. To their marriage four children were born. Following their marriage they made their home in Freedom.

In 1944 she and children came to Alva, where she remained until 1990 and she worked at Dotter Café. Then at Safeway and was a dorm mother at Northwestern.

Mrs. Yearick was married to Bob Barkett in Feb. 18, 1968, in Kingfisher, Okla. They made their home in Alva. Mr. Barkett passed away in 1989. The last 17 years she had made her home in Mannford, Okla. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Mannford.

Gladys is survived by a son, Archie and his wife Sue Anne Yearick of Oklahoma City; a daughter, Marietta and her husband Gerald Pritcha; 22 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and friends.

Mrs. Barkett was preceded in death by two infant sons, her parents, her husband Bob, four sisters, a granddaughter and a grandson.

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  Chauney William Thomas (1876 - 1935)
  Mary E. Thomas (1891 - 1974)
  Arthur L. Yearick (1941 - 1941)*
  Larry Dean Yearick (1942 - 1942)*
*Calculated relationship
Freedom Cemetery
Woods County
Oklahoma, USA
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Record added: Jun 08, 2010
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