She was born Dec. 11, 1927 in Indianapolis, the daughter of Irene (Barrett) and Frank Oakes.
Barbara was a 1945 graduate of George Washington High School.
She had worked in the Sundries Department at Wal-Mart retiring in 2009.
She had attended Roachdale Presbyterian Church and a Christian Church in Bradenton, Fla., where she lived for five years.
Barbara is survived by her daughters, Cynde Barker, (husband Ron) and Becky Huser, (husband Bob); grandchildren, Jerry Gordon, (wife Jill), John Sluss, (Marsha Helton), Jason Sluss, (wife Michelle), Jeffrey Sluss, Jacob York and Kimberly Elsbury, (husband Steve); great grandchildren, Fisher and Ethan Sluss and William Gordon, Morgan and Nathan Elsbury; and several cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Robert L. York, and son, Robert L. York Jr.; second husband, Denzil H. Frederick; and brothers, Frank and Thomas Oakes.
Services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, at Flanner and Buchanan-Floral Park, with visitation from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5 at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Floral Park Cemetery, Indianapolis.
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