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Barbara Shores

September 21, 1949 — January 16, 2024

Barbara Jean Shores, cherished mother, daughter, and esteemed oil lease specialist, peacefully departed this world on January 16, 2024, at the age of 74. Born on September 21, 1949, in Merced, California, Barbara's life was a testament to determination, warmth, and unwavering dedication to both her family and her profession.

From an early age, Barbara exhibited a talent for creativity, often making her own clothes. Later in life she would find solace and joy in the art of crochet, knitting, and quilting. Her nimble fingers brought to life countless beautiful creations that adorned the lives of those around her. Additionally, her love for music led her to play the piano and sing, bringing melodies of comfort and joy to her loved ones.

Barbara's journey led her to Oklahoma at the tender age of 3, where she found her home and community. She graduated from Central High School in 1967, laying the foundation for a life filled with purpose and commitment.

On October 17, 1976, Barbara entered into a sacred union with Larry Shores, sharing 38 years of love, laughter, and companionship. Together, they built a life rich in love and devotion, weathering life's challenges with unwavering strength and grace. Prior to her marriage to Larry, Barbara was wed to Melvin L. (Mike) Barton on November 24, 1967, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. From this union, two beloved sons were born. Though the marriage with Mike ended in 1974, the bond between mother and sons remained unbreakable.

Barbara will forever be remembered as a loving and sweet wife, mother, grandmother and friend. Her family knew her as dependable and patient. Her generosity knew no bounds, often giving beyond her means. She lived a humble and simple life of love and kindness. Her legacy will continue to resonate through the generations.

Barbara is preceded in death by her father, James L. Fransisco, her husband, Larry Shores, her daughter, Tina Gay Barton, and her sister, Diane Baker. Their spirits now reunite in eternal peace, their memories cherished in the hearts of those they left behind.

She is survived by her mother Rosie Fransisco, sons James Barton and wife Maryn Nielson, Corey Barton and wife Lisa-Ann Barton; sisters, Patricia Mayeux and husband Edward Mayeux, Laura Varnell; grandchildren, Dylan Barton, Cameron Barton, Jolian Barton, Gabriel Barton; numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of relatives and friends.

Barbara's life exemplified the beauty of resilience, love, and unwavering faith. Her memory will forever be a source of comfort and inspiration to all who were fortunate enough to have known her. In honoring her legacy, may we find solace in the cherished moments shared, and may her spirit continue to guide and uplift us in the days ahead. Rest peacefully, dear Barbara, your light will forever shine bright in our hearts.

To honor Barbara's life and celebrate the impact she had on all those who crossed her path, the Schaudt's Glenpool-Bixby Funeral Service will be hosting two special events. The Celebration of Life Ceremony will take place on February 28, 2024, at 11:00 am and a Reception will take place following in the Wine Room on February 28, 2024, at 12:00 pm. Both events will provide an opportunity for family, friends, and loved ones to gather together, share memories, and pay their respects to Barbara.

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Service Schedule

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Celebration of Life

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Schaudt’s Glenpool-Bixby Funeral Service

1329 East 151st Street South, Glenpool, OK 74033

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Wednesday, February 28, 2024

12:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

Schaudt’s Glenpool-Bixby Funeral Service Wine Room

1329 E 151ST ST S, Glenpool, OK 74033

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