POTEAU–Barbara B. Gildersleeve, 90, of Poteau passed away on Dec. 23, 2011. She was born in Laurel, Neb. on July 23, 1921 to Harvey and Viola (Woodruff) Bessire, was a homemaker and member of the Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Fort Smith.
A memorial service will be held at a later time. Cremation service under the direction of Grace Manor Funeral Home in Poteau.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister Maida Fast.
Survivors are her husband Vance E. Gildersleeve; three children, Joan Mize and husband Glenn of Poteau, James Wiegand and wife Jeanette of Auburn, Wa. and Niel Wiegand and wife Beth of Rochester, Mn.; two step children, Vancine Clanton and husband William of Red Bluff, Cal. and Ronald Gildersleeve and wife Shirley of DeSoto, Texas; a sister Virginia Martinsen of Santa Rosa, Cal.; seven grandchildren; six step grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren.
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