Obituary for Anita Barber

POTEAU – Funeral service for Anita Joy Barber, 88 of Poteau is 2 p.m. Friday at Poteau First Freewill Baptist with Jim Cook and Corey Thompson officiating. Burial will follow at Oakland Cemetery in Poteau, under the direction of Evans & Miller Funeral Home.

Anita was born April 18, 1934 in Poteau to Esther Pearl (Cox) Cofer and Martin Wade Cofer and passed away May 10, 2022 in Poteau. She attended First Free Will Baptist, 20th Century Club, and The Women’s Aux., teller at Central National Bank, and was a professional shopper.

Survivors include daughter, Trayce Kerbow Riley; grandchildren Tristin Riley, Tony and Misty Riley; great grandchildren Kainan Riley and Kaydi Riley; sister Shirley Slate and Joe; brother, David Cofer, Ron Cofer and Marsha; extended family; John and Janita Hendricks and family, Russell and Belva Barber and family, Ron and Debbie Barber and family; beloved caretakers; Kathy Vineyard, Charlee Rust, Vernon and Ruby Midgley, Kay Cusick; and numerous nieces and nephews and host of loved ones and friends.  

She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands Tony Kerbow and Bill Barber; and a sister, Wadene Ward.

Pallbearers are Les Cofer, Kyle Cofer, David Rose, David Norris, Eddie Slate and Kevin Gee.

Honorary pallbearers are John Hendricks, Russell Barber, Ron Barber, Bob Lindstrom and Phillip Zearley.

Viewing and visitation is Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m.  

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