Barbara A. Edens
1959 – 2022
On Friday, September 2, 2022, Barbara A. Edens, loving mom and grammy, went to be with the Lord at the age of 63.
Barbara was born February 8th, 1959, in Enid, Oklahoma, to Darrell and Maxine Swisher. She was thrilled to be a mom, and then a grammy. She became a nurse and loved taking care of people in all areas. She also loved being a Kids Kamp nurse for twenty-five years and serving in Girls Ministries for thirty-seven years at her church.
Barbara is survived by her husband Gary Baker; daughter Melanie La Rue and husband Christopher and their children, Braden, Nathan, Landon, Gracen, Austin, Teagan, and Judson; daughter Jenifer Baugess and husband Kurt, and their children Cheyenne, Jaxon, Presley, Ellie, and Spencer; son Matthew Edens and wife Cassie; daughter Julie Nelson, and her children A’Darien, Brock, Ryler, and Raylee; stepson Kyle Baker and wife Jacey, and their children Emerson, Archer, and Joss; stepson Trent and wife Alex, and their children Presley, Hendrix, and Teagan; parents Darrell and Maxine Swisher; mother in law Liz Baker; brother David Swisher; sister Judy Huff and husband Larry, sister in love Karen Swisher; brother in law Wayne Baker and wife Gwen; brother in law Tony Baker; along with numerous nieces, nephews, and “adopted” children and grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, we are requesting donations for Kids Kamp scholarships. Checks can be sent to the Oklahoma District Council, in the memo, mention for Kids Camp in honor of Barbara Edens.
They can give online here: https://onrealm.org/OklahomaDistric/-/form/give/now. Select the “other” fund and mention for Kids Camp in honor of Barbara Edens.
Public visitation will be held Tuesday, September 6th, 2022, at Matthews Funeral Home from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with family present to greet friends and guests from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Services will be held Wednesday, September 7th, 2022, at Spring Creek Assembly of God, Edmond, OK beginning at 10:00 a.m.. Interment will follow at 3:00 p.m. at Sunset Memorial Gardens, 6500 S Perkins Rd, Stillwater, OK 74074.