Barbara J. Oakes York

Monday, September 3, 2012

Barbara J. Oakes (Frederick) York, 84, passed away unexpectedly at her home in Heritage Lake.

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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