Phyllis Ann Barnes died peacefully while at home in Collinsville on March 4, 2011, at the age of 75.†
She was born on November 27, 1935, in Frederick, Oklahoma to Glenn and Edith (Hornecker) Ballew, who preceded her in death.† She graduated from Muskogee Central High School in 1954, where she met the love of her life, Bob Barnes during her senior year and they married after graduation.† They would have celebrated their 57th anniversary on May 30.† Bob and Phyllis made their home in Tulsa beginning in January 1955, where they lived until 1991.† Their family attended Harvard Avenue Christian Church in Tulsa for many years.†
Upon moving to their lake home on Grand Lake outside of Grove in 1991, they became members of the First Methodist Church.† At First Methodist, she helped start a Christmas Craft Show and Tea Room, which still is very successful.† Phyllis also loved her dear friends in Gospel Gals at First Christian Church in Grove, where they shared many hours of bible study.† She and Bob loved the lake life all those years living in Melody Point on Honey Creek.† They moved to Collinsville in 2001, to be close to family and especially their sweet great-grand kids.† Phyllis loved to do crafts, sew, and play cards and dominos.† She and Bob were members of Rejoice Freewill Baptist Church in Owasso, where they were active in the Primetimers Ministry and the Foster ABF class.†
Her family wants to thank all their church family and dear friends for their support during her illness along with the excellent care they received from the St. Johnís Hospice team.† We love you Mommy and Grammy and we will see you in heaven.
Loving family members include husband, Bob, of the home; two daughters, Brenda Summers and her husband Mike, of Owasso, Oklahoma and Becky Moore and her husband Philip, of Elk Grove, California; one son, Brent Barnes, of Phoenix, Arizona; one brother, Glynn Ballew and his wife Kathy, of North Hampton, New Hampshire; four grandchildren, Melissa Hurst and her husband Stoney, of Collinsville, Oklahoma, Micah Summers and his wife Kacy, of Collinsville, Oklahoma, Robby Barnes and Morgan Barnes, both of Phoenix, Arizona; four great-grandchildren, Clayton Hurst,† Clint Hurst, Cassidy Hurst, Mckade Summers, all Collinsville, Oklahoma; and a number of nieces, nephews, and cousins, along with a host of close friends, especially her childhood Muskogee friends.
††††† A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, March 11, 2011 at Rejoice Free Will Baptist Church in Owasso, Oklahoma with Pastor Leonard Pirtle, Pastor Lynn Wood, and Pastor Casey Carriker officiating.†
In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials be made to the Rejoice Foundation, 13413 East 106th Street North, Owasso, OK 74055.†
Arrangements and services were entrusted to Mowery Funeral Service of Owasso.† www.moweryfs.com.