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Volume 5, Number 11 - June 9, 2005
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Ima Beatrice Jordan

Ima Beatrice Barnes was born June 18, 1935, in Braggs, Okla. She passed away at her home in Marbleton on May 30, 2005, after a year-long illness.

Bea was the first of 11 children born to Tom and Margie Barnes. In her early years she worked as a waitress raising three small children.

On Dec. 14, 1963, she married Richard Jordan in Talequah, Okla. She continued working as a waitress and began furthering her education at Northeastern Oklahoma University. She was then able to obtain a job as a bookkeeper in the medical field.

In 1979, Bea gave up her bookkeeping work and followed her husband Richard to southwest Wyoming to work in the oilfield. In 1984, they ended up in Big Piney, which became their home. She couldn’t handle staying at home because she was a people person. She went back to work as a waitress. She worked at most of the restaurants in Big Piney and ended her working career as a cook at the senior citizens center in Marbleton.

Bea is survived by her parents, Tom and Margie Barnes of Talequah; son, Gerald, and Cindy Callison; daughter, Glenda, and Jeff Langlois; six grandchildren: Chris, Jason, Jermie, Mandi, Candi and Cody; nine great-grandchildren: Tyler, Jordan, Jeffrey, Allison, Jalie, JeNay, JoDean, Jas-Lun and Mariah, all of Big Piney; sisters Wanda Carter of Hutchinson, Kan., Gonza Randle of Rolla, Kan., Debbie Gordon of Tulsa, Okla., Sue Hendricks, Daisy Hall, Linda Baker and Anita Lightcap, all of Talequah; brothers Houston Barnes of Jay, Okla. and Sam and Bob Barnes, both of Talequah.

Grandma Bea, as she was known to most of her numerous nieces and nephews, left behind a special place in each of their hearts.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard, and son, Randy.

Funeral services were held Saturday, June 4, at the Congregational Church in Big Piney, with Pastor Dick Kalber officiating. A viewing was held from 9 to 9:50 a.m. Interment followed the service in the Plainview Cemetery.

Henry Mauss Memorial

The family of Henry Mauss cordially invites his many friends to attend a memorial in celebration of his long life, to be held at Rendezvous Pointe Senior Center at 2 p.m. on Friday, June 24. Lunch will be served.

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