Visitation is on Monday, May 11th from 2pm-8pm at Matthews Funeral Home in Edmond.
Memorial services are Tuesday, May 12th, 2pm at Edmond Church of Christ.
Barbara was born in Oklahoma City on August 30th, 1932 to Shelby and Florene Smith. She married Keith E. Sipes on Dec 31st, 1950.
She is survived by her four daughters and their families; Cynthia Sipes, Sharon and Randall Helms, Cecilia and Daniel Smith, Keithia and Sean Stegmann. Eight Grandchildren, Shelby Helms, Kyle Helms, Somer Helms, Aaron Smith, Whitney Jeffries, Harrison Stegmann, Shay Stegmann and Halle Stegmann. Seven Great-grandchildren; Sadie, Audrey, Molly and Dierks Helms; Keith and Jamie Helms and Cadence Jeffries. She is preceded in death by her parents Shelby and Florene and her husband Keith.
Barbara graduated from Classen High School in 1950 and then attended secretarial school. After marriage, she lived in Fort Hood TX for 2 years while Keith was in the Army. They moved from OKC to Edmond in 1965. She worked for many years and was retired from Oklahoma Christian University. She was a member at the Memorial and Edmond Churches of Christ. After Keith retired from ONG they spent many happy times at their lake house at Texoma along with their children and grandchildren.
Barbara volunteered for many years at Edmond Hospital and Oklahoma Heart Hospital, and enjoyed playing volleyball, water aerobics and many other activities but her main enjoyment in life was her family and her many friends and her church life.
Barbara was a very giving and cheerful person and was a loyal friend to many. Her children and grandchildren adored her and will greatly miss her smile and encouragement.
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