Sequoyah High School ~ Student 1960s
JAY, Ok -- Wylena Barnes , (Seq. Freshman 1969), was born on December 19, 1953 in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. She passed from this earth on September 20, 2011 at Monroe Manor in Jay, Oklahoma.
Wylena was preceded in death by her father Milton Barnes, mother Irene Barnes and brothers, Ivan Ray Barnes, Henry Lee Barnes, Milton Barnes Jr. and Sister Viola Gulley.
She is survived by one daughter,MeriEllen Longmire ofAdair, Oklahoma, two grandchildren, Chawaila Jo Hedgpath of Ketchum, Oklahoma, and Richard Vincent Hedgpath and wife Lorren of Afton, Oklahoma. Wylena’s great grandchildren are Juliah, Kaylea, Riley, and Elizabeth Irene.
She had three brothers, Tom Barnes and wife Teresa of Grove, Oklahoma, Willard Barnes (Seq. Fresh '66) and wife Carol of Watts, Oklahoma, and Henry Barnes and wife Tina of Jay, Oklahoma, and three sisters, Eva Barnes Handle (Seq. Cls '70) and husband Bill of Eucha, Oklahoma, Deloris Banes Jackson (Seq. Cls '74) of Zena, Oklahoma and Onita Vaught of Ozark, Arkansas, one sister-in-law, Marcella Barnes of Ozark, Arkansas, and a host of nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends also survive.
Attending grade school at Clear Fork inAdair County and Lowry elementary in Cherokee County, Wylena then attended Jay High School and Sequoyah High School in Tahlequah, OK. Wylena worked for Simmons Industry, Petersons Industry, and was manager of Sonic Drive-In, in Tulsa and then was housing manager for Green Development. Her most recent employment was at the Friendship Homes of Jay, Oklahoma. Wylena enjoyed going to church and visiting with family and friends about the Lord.
Funeral services were Friday, September 23, 2011 at the Grand Lake Funeral Home Chapel in Jay, Oklahoma. Officiating the service was Pastor Darrell Self. Interment followed at the Old Green Cemetery in Westville, Oklahoma.