Barbara J. Brumley, 70, of Choctaw, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011 after fighting a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Barbara was born to Richard L. and Melissa Belle (Kimbler) Allen on May 11, 1940 in Guthrie, OK. She loved to serve her Lord being involved with music especially singing. She enjoyed doing artistic painting. She was a member of the Bethel Christian Center in Choctaw. She came to Choctaw in 1974 previously living in Oklahoma City. She was an Executive Secretary for the Oklahoma Tax Commission where she retired after 26 years of service. Barbara is survived by her husband, Dean Brumley of 16 years, 3 sons, Mark Brill & wife Debbie, Rick Brill & wife Pam, and Eric Brill, a daughter, Jamie Nickell & husband Tommy, 7 grandchildren, Crystal & husband Garrett, Kayla, Derek, Zach, Dylan, Jarod, and Devin, 4 great grandchildren, Gracie, Rylee, Max, and Reed, a brother, Roy Allen, 3 sisters, Gwen Sperry, Phyllis Miller, and Gayla Allen. She was preceded in death by her parents first husband Jim Brill, and grandson Colton Brill. Funeral service will be held 10:00 AM, Saturday, 1/29/2011, at the Bethel Christian Center in Choctaw with a 2:00 PM graveside service at Lawrie Cemetery near Mulhall, OK.
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Published in The Oklahoman on Jan. 28, 2011