Barbara's Story

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Barbara L. (Berridge) Bayless England age 88 of Edmond, OK entered heaven on November 29, 2016 in Guthrie, OK. Born in McAllen, Texas on October 9, 1928 to Soloman & Lilah Berridge, she would go on to earn an Associate Degree (Graceland University), Bachelor's and Master's Degrees (Missouri State University) and Specialist in Education (Drury University). Barbara fulfilled her desire to educate in ways too numerous to list but included: teacher, principal, literacy consultant, reading clinic director and adjunct professor in both Missouri and Oklahoma. She served both church and community using her creativity and giftedness as leader, musician and artist. She was loving and generous, full of life and laughter! Barbara was preceded in death by her son Mike Bayless; brother Barnett & Gladys Berridge; former husband Bill Bayless; husband Lloyd England; fiancé Ben Simmons; and great-grandchild Elia Gaumer. She is survived by children: Barbara K. & Dana Webster, Bob & Shari Bayless, Becky & Mike Wellington & Christy Bayless. Grandchildren: Katie & Ted Paskvan, Aaron & Michelle Webster, Autumn & Tyler Jones, Kinsey & Tyler Horringa, Michael, Matthew and Ashley Bayless, Logan & Paul Waggoner, Mark & Katie Bayless, Branden & Stacy Bayless, Chenille & Greg Gaumer. Great Grandchildren: Jordan Bayless, Lily Webster, Thomas and Tristan Paskvan, Nathaniel, Ava and Will Bayless, Ethan, Gabriela, Malachi and Olivia Gaumer, Liam and Collin Waggoner, Gage and Bexley Bayless, Summer Jones. Sister Sharyl & Ray Martens and numerous nieces and nephews. More of Barbara's story can be found at www.matthewsfuneralhome.com
Published on December 2, 2016
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