Emma Mildred Harris Barringer, 81, died early Monday, December 30, 2013 at her home northeast of Dewey.
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Funeral services for Mrs. Barringer will be held at 10 A.M. Thursday, January 2, 2014 in the Stumpff Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplain Mike McDougan officiating. Interment will be in the Dewey Cemetery directed by the Stumpff Funeral Home & Crematory. Friends who wish may call for visitation at the Stumpff Funeral Home until 9 P.M. on Wednesday. Casket escorts will include Robert Barringer, Joshua Hill, Triston Milligan, Chad Milligan, David Miler, and Ron Hubbard. Honorary casket escorts will include Wyatt Hill and Keldon Milligan.
A memorial fund has been established and those who wish may send their contributions to
, 2448 East 81st Street, Suite 3000, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74137.
Emma Mildred Harris entered this life on February 22nd, 1932 in a two room log cabin near Forester, Oklahoma. She was the daughter of farmers Alice and Robert Harris, was one of eleven children and one of eight of girls. A lively red head who hated picking cotton but liked fishing with a cane pole on the river bank, she attended a one room school house at Forester for elementary school, but graduated from the Heavener High School in Heavener, Oklahoma.
She married Alexander Jackson Barringer on Christmas Day, 1949 and spent the next 64 years by his side. She leaves behind three children, Alexander Jackson Barringer Jr. of Rogers, Arkansas, Richard D. Barringer of Friendswood, Texas, and Debbie Hill of Wann, Okla., seven grandchildren, Robert D. Barringer, Elizabeth A. Milligan, Sondra Barringer, Amanda Barringer, Joshua Ray Hill, Shane Hubbard and Ron Hubbard, eight great grandchildren, to whom she is known as Mom or Granny. and five sisters, Cleo Wiles of Ochelata, OK, Eva King of Heavener,OK, Frankie Thacker of Howe, OK, Lavone DeHart of Heavener, OK and Mollie Liska, of Pine Bluff, Arkansas. Emma and AJ first moved to Ochelata in 1954, then relocated to Bartlesville in 1961. A proud member of the Bartlesville community, Emma started her career working at the telephone company as an operator as a young woman, then went on to become Bookkeeper with M&M Automotive Parts store for over 35 years.
Know to everyone she met as Emma, she loved beautiful clothes and carried her impeccable sense of style into every aspect of her life. She welcomed anyone and everyone who crossed her doorstep as family, opening her home and her heart without judgment or reservation. Her vivacity made her an excellent hostess whose favorite game was a card game called "Spoons" and loved to square dance. A true matriarch she instilled the importance of love and family in every member of her family creating a lasting foundation upon which they have continued to build and grow their families.
Emma was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, one sister and an infant sibling.
Friends who wish may sign the online guest book and leave condolences at www.stumpff.org.
Stumpff Funeral Home & Crematory
1600 Southeast Washington Boulevard
Bartlesville, OK 74006
Published in Examiner-Enterprise from Jan. 1 to Jan. 31, 2014