Kay LeBarre

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Funeral Service for a Kay LeBarre, 74 Walters, OK was held at Hart-Wyatt Funeral Home Chapel, Walters, OK, Monday, May 6 at 10:00 a.m., Rev. Ron Bartoli officiating under the direction of Hart-Wyatt Funeral Home in Walters. Memorial Donations can be made to the Walters Cemetery, P.O. Box 485, Walters, OK 73572.

Helen Kay (Vardell) LeBarre, also known as “Nana,” was born to Alvis “AV” and Jessie (Daniel) Vardell on July 13, 1944 north of Walters and departed this life in Lawton, OK on May 2, 2019 at the age of 74 years, 9 months and 19 days.

Kay grew up in the Cookietown and Walters areas, graduating from Walters High School in 1962. She married Norman Ray LeBarre on February 22, 1963 at Walters and to the union 2 children were born. They made their home at Walters and then Medicine Park for 10 years where she made wedding cakes. They returned to Walters, making their home south of Town. She worked for a time at Haggar’s in Temple and also did house cleaning for several years. They moved to town 10 years ago.

Kay loved being outdoors, working in the yard, and loved her tulips and irises. She enjoyed watching softball on TV and loved watching her granddaughters play it. She enjoyed picking up the grandkids from school for lunch every day and having a grandkid bring her take out from Salas’. Her favorite times were having the family at the house for Christmas breakfast every year and she loved birthday get togethers.

She was preceded in death by her parents, AV and Jessie Vardell; a brother, Johnny “John Earl” Vardell; and 3 sisters, Dorothy Lucille “Lou” Collins, Sibel Jane Ogletree and an infant sister, Louise Vardell.

Survivors include her husband, Norman, of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Trishia and Martin Murphy of Walters; a son and daughter-in-law, Scott and Ginger LeBarre of Walters; 3 brothers and a sister, Jackie Vardell of Walters, Howard Vardell and Jodie of Walters, Jimmy Vardell and Kay of Ponder, TX, and Sherry Vardell Acrey of Walters; 5 grandchildren and spouses, Tracy Lindsey and Michael, Spencer Murphy, Jorden Murphy, Marisa Wrape and Colton, and Allie LeBarre; 6 great grandchildren, Jacie, Jenna, Lexie, Avery, Stetson and Hudson; many nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.

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