OBERLIN -- Joseph H. Barber, 83, died Wednesday (Jan. 28, 2003) at the Decatur County Good Samaritan Center in Oberlin.
He was born Nov. 11, 1919, in WaKeeney, Kan., to Joseph Abraham and Minnie Mable (Hawks) Barber. He was raised on a farm in Rooks County, Kan. He attended Sand Creek School and graduated from Codell High School.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. On July 20, 1946, he married Joyce Elaine Glinther. He worked as an oil field pumper. They lived in Rooks County until 1968, when they moved to Cambridge. He then moved to the Decatur County Good Samaritan Center.
He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Joyce in 1994; daughter Nancy Jo, four brothers, Virgil Barber, John Lumpkins, Roy Lumpkins and Marion Lumpkins; one sister, Ethel Trexler; and one grandson.
Survivors include three sons, Robert Barber of Spencer, Iowa, Randy and wife, Jerri Barber of Danbury and John Barber of McCook; three daughters, Judy and husband, Gene Boucher of McCook, Mary and husband, Steve Goltl of Fort Worth, Texas, and Bonnie Woofter of Indianola; one brother, Vernon Barber of Hays, Kan.; 14 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Thursday, 11 a.m., at the Christian Church in Plainville, Kan., with the Rev. Verl Clark officiating. Interment will be in the Plainville Cemetery at Plainville.
Visitation is today until 8 p.m., at the funeral home in Oberlin and Thursday after 9 a.m. at the church in Plainville.
Memorials may be given in his name.
Pauls Funeral Home of Oberlin is in charge of arrangements.