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Mary Kathryn (Wilson) Barnes

May 8, 1944 — January 1, 2023

Stroud, OK

Mary Kathryn (Wilson) Barnes

Funeral services for Mary Kathryn “Kathy” (Wilson) Barnes, 78, of Stroud, OK, were held Saturday, January 7, 2023, at Osage Oaks Church of God in Sperry, OK. Mike Thomas officiated, and burial was in Rest Haven Cemetery in Sperry, OK. Casket bearers were Johnny Scott Wallace, Cody Hunt, Keith Roberts, Steven Askins, Ryan Davis, and Gene Askins. Honorary Casket bearer was Roger Roberts.

Kathy was born May 8, 1944, in Tulsa, OK, to John Clifford Wilson Margaret Dorothy (Reed) Wilson. She passed from this life on January 1, 2023, at her home surrounded by her children, in Stroud, OK.

Kathy attended school in Mannford, OK. She married her husband, Johnny Leon Barnes on February 21, 1972. She retired from the City of Tulsa. She enjoyed many camping trips and fishing at Lake Eucha. She enjoyed spending time with each of her grandchildren and that enjoyment only doubled when her great grandchildren were born. Her grandchildren were the light of her life. After many years of living in Sperry with her husband, she moved to Stroud to be closer to her son, daughter-in-law, and daughter after his passing. The last few years of her life was enjoyed working alongside all three of them at Route 66 Biker Rally where she met many, many new friends that became like family. Kathy enjoyed Bingo for many years and Bunco became a new favorite after moving to Stroud. The Casino was another place she was truly happy at.

She is survived by her son, Scott Wallace and wife Brandy; daughter, Theresa Lowe; 6 grandchildren, Johnny, Stephanie, Keith, Ryan, Cody and Sean; 11 great-granddaughters, Makayla, Hailey, Haydan, Iyana, Jaydan, Payton, Kimber, Aaliyah, Kenlee, Maddie & Nova; 4 great-grandsons James, Braydon, Abel, and Lincoln; 2 bonus granddaughters, Aislynn and Harvey; brothers, Joe Wilson, and Billy Wilson and wife, Carolynn; brother and sister in law, Greg and Cheryl Barnes; many nieces and nephews; and other family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnny “Leon” Barnes; mother, Margaret Wilson; father, John Wilson; one brother, Johnny Wilson; and brothers-in-law Randy Barnes and Tommy Barnes.

Arrangements and services were entrusted to Johnson Funeral Home, Sperry.

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Friday, January 6, 2023

12:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

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Funeral Service

Saturday, January 7, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Osage Oaks Church of God

9318 N Yukon, Sperry, OK 74073

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