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Eileen E Barnes

September 16, 1920 February 18, 2019
Eileen E  Barnes
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Eileen E. Barnes, age 98, of Skiatook, Oklahoma passed away on Monday, February 18, 2019 at St. Francis Hospital. A Memorial service celebrating Eileen’s life will be held at 1:00 P.M. Thursday, February 21, 2019 at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Skiatook, Oklahoma. Services have been entrusted to the care of Dighton-Moore Funeral Service.
Eileen was born on September 16, 1920 in Yuma, Colorado to Edwin and Jessie (Elwood) Foster. She spent her adolescent years moving around to different parts of the United States with her family, and eventually settled in Rapid City, South Dakota where she graduated high school in 1938. Immediately following graduation, Eileen began working towards obtaining her nursing degree through St. John Hospital. She graduated as a Registered Nurse in 1941 and soon after joined the U.S. Army Nurse Corps. During her time in the Army, Eileen met the love of her life, Lee Connard Barnes. The couple was married in July of 1943 in Lawton, OK and to this union their two children, Joe and Sibyl were born. The family moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1949 and made it their forever home. Eileen worked as a Nurse in private practices until her retirement in 1991. In 1992 she began volunteering for St. Francis Hospice and RNCV. She received volunteer nurse of the year 11 times out of the 15 years she spent as a volunteer for Registered Nurses Community Volunteers. She retired as a volunteer from St. Francis Hospice on September 16, 2015 on the day of her 95th birthday. In addition to her volunteer services, Eileen was also the Post Commander for the Skiatook American Legion and was always an active legion member. She was a lifetime member of the Turley Roundup Club - serving in various official capacities and was a huge supporter of the Tulsa County 4-H, - assisting as secretary at many of their functions.
Eileen is survived by her two Children: Joe Barnes and wife Linda of Verdigris, OK; Sibyl Curtis and husband Mike of Skiatook, OK. Four Grandchildren; Bryan Graves (Lisa) of Springdale; AR, Barnes (Jonathan) of Royal Oakes, MI; Shannon Curtis-Cole (Travis) of Skiatook, OK and Randy Scott (Chris) of Tulsa, OK. Four great grandchildren, and 5 great-great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her Husband, Lee Barnes; parents, Edwin and Jessie Foster; and her twin Brother, Edwin Foster.
In Lieu of flowers the family asks that memorial contributions be made in Eileen’s name to Saint Francis Hospice in C/O Dighton-Moore Funeral Service at 116 N Main Street, Owasso, OK.

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1:00 PM 2/21/2019 1:00:00 PM
Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church

724 N Javine Hill Rd
Skiatook, Oklahoma 74070

Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church
724 N Javine Hill Rd Skiatook 74070 Oklahoma
United States

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