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Barbara Nell Strawn

July 13, 1942 — April 3, 2023

Ringling - Graveside Services for Mrs. Barbara Nell (Bradford) Strawn, 80, of Wilson, are scheduled for 2:00 P.M., Tuesday, April 11, 2023, at the Ringling Memorial Cemetery with Rev. Terry Tolbert officiating. Services are under the direction and care of Alexander Gray Funeral Home at Wilson.

Barbara was born July 13, 1942, in Town Creek, Alabama to Mr. Gerald Gecobia Bradford and Mrs. Gladys Minnie (Cameron) Bradford. She departed this life on Tuesday, April 3, 2023, at her residence in Wilson, OK.

Barbara was raised in Town Creek, Alabama. She married Hershel Leo Strawn on October 1,1957 at Ardmore. They moved to Garland, TX in 1963 where they lived until 1995, retiring back to Oklahoma and residing in Wilson. She was a homemaker for years while her children were small. In 1981 Barbara became the first lady press operator for a printing company in Dallas County. She loved needlework, fishing, boating, having pretty flowers, most of all her family and friends. Barbara was a member of Rexroat Baptist Church.

Preceding her in death was her loving husband, Hershel on April 16, 2014; mother, Gladys Burt, 1962; father, Gerald Bradford, 1998; brother, Gecobia Bradford; son, Randy Strawn; grandson, Jason Strawn; and daughter- in- law, Donna.

Survivors include son, Carl Strawn of Garland, TX; daughter, Brenda (Strawn) Kiefer and husband Kurt of Garland; sister Jetta Davis of Murfreesboro, TN; 1 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

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Tuesday, April 11, 2023

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Ringling Memorial Cemetery

Cemetery Road, OK 73456

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