Bonnie Hyicinth (York) Barker, 102, of Duncan, Oklahoma died Sunday, April 26, 2020 at Country Club Nursing Home in Duncan, Oklahoma.
A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, April 29th at 1:00 PM at Resthaven Memorial Gardens in Duncan under the direction of Don Grantham Funeral Home.
Her body will be buried beside her husband Raymond at Resthaven Memorial Gardens; her soul is winging its way to heaven where her husband, her parents, siblings and friends will greet her. She cannot wait to see her mother's face!
Bonnie Hyicinth (York) Barker was born on February 1, 1918 in Brinkman, Greer Co., Oklahoma to Peyton Estridge York and Lucy Elizabeth Thompson. She was the youngest of eleven children, seven boys, and four girls; Richard Allen York, Verna Madeling York, Essie Vera York, Marvin Bryan York, Clarence Edward "Jack" York, A. B. York and Raymond Herbert "Hub" York. Her mother Lucy (Thompson) York died when Bonnie was only 11 months old leaving Peyton with a house-full of children to raise. Her aunt Henrietta Gertrude (York) Cost, who was the older sister of Peyton York, and her husband James Nathaniel Cost, raised Bonnie. She grew up with their eleven children; John Monroe, Dicey Josephine, William Thomas, Elizabeth Maud, Horace Birdwell, Jesse Lee, Joseph Bailey, Ernest Nathaniel, James Forest, Bernice Lorene, and Percy Loveland Cost. Her father, Peyton E. York later married Bertha (Murray) Travis, a widow with seven children, and they had three children, two sons, Peyton Bertha York, and Erna Lee York, and one daughter, Inez Cheryl York. Bonnie survived all her brothers, sisters, half-brothers, foster-brothers, foster-sisters, stepbrothers and stepsisters.
Bonnie married Clarence Raymond Barker in Walters, Oklahoma on December 28, 1937. They had one child; Reba Sue Barker was born in Duncan, Oklahoma. Raymond preceded her in death on January 3, 1990 in Duncan.
Bonnie worked for Halliburton Company in the print files for 28 years before retiring in 1977. She had previously worked for Faith Cafe, Wade Hotel, and Hornet Antennae. She was a charter member of New Hope Baptist Church West. Bonnie moved to the Duncan community in 1936. She previously lived in Marlow, and Cache, Oklahoma; and had lived in Oklahoma nearly all her life. She attended schools in Duncan, Cache, and Amarillo, Texas. Bonnie and Raymond were actively involved in the Duncan Senior Citizens until his health began to fail. She remained an active supporter of Duncan Senior Citizens. After retiring Bonnie and Raymond delivered meals on wheels from the Duncan senior citizens lunch program.
Bonnie was a member of the Rebecca Lodge. She had been a Sunday school teacher in the Junior Department and later in the Senior Adult Department at Immanuel Baptist Church where she and Raymond were members. They had been members of Parkview Baptist Church for years until their health made it necessary to move to a church closer to home. She was a resident of Chisholm Trial Assisted Living and of Country Club Care at the time of her death.
She is survived by her daughter and her husband, Reba Sue and Donnie Calvin Hall of Duncan; her grandson and his wife Scott Alan Hall and Melisa Ann (Bradley) Hall; her granddaughter, Melissa Gay (Hall) Harris all of Duncan, Oklahoma. Three great grandchildren Chase Alan Hall, Paige Nicole Hall, and Tanner Bradely Hall of Duncan. Her husband, Raymond Barker; parents, her aunt and uncle Gertie and Jim Cost; her seven brother and three sisters, eight foster brothers, three foster sisters, two half-brothers, one half-sister, three stepbrothers and four stepsisters, precede Bonnie in death.
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