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Barbara Elaine (Sooter) Downer (74) of rural Oxford, Kansas entered into eternal rest November 5th, 2016, her beloved smile and charming personality will be missed. Born in Stillwater, Oklahoma May 12th, 1942, Barbara was the second daughter of three to parents Evelyn and Roy Raymond Sooter. Both parents and sisters Sherry and Chris preceded Barbara in death. She graduated in 1960 from Stillwater High School, furthering her education at Oklahoma State University and Central State University, attaining a Bachelors Degree in Psychology. She is survived by her husband Warren of the home; son Keith Minnis and wife Shawn of Norman, Oklahoma and Grandchildren Montana, Tamah, and Kannon Minnis; Michael Minnis and wife Teri of Plano, Texas; Step-daughters Jennifer Kolmeyer of Maynard, Iowa and children Bethany, Blake and Jakob; and Courtney Downer of Kansas City, Missouri.
Cremation has been accomplished and will be followed by a private family service in Stillwater, Oklahoma to be determined at a later date. In lieu of cards or flowers, please make a small donation to Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice, 313 South Market, Wichita, Kansas 67202 or the charity of your personal choice in honor of Barbara's memory. The Family thanks all those healthcare and medical professionals, and friends for their assistance and consideration.
Published on  November 8, 2016
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