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Barbara Ruth Warren 1941 - 2014
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NOWATA, Okla. — Barbara Ruth Warren, 72, of Nowata, Okla., passed from this life on April 26, in Tulsa, Okla. She was born July 3, 1941, in Wichita, to Shirley Ray Close and Ruth Irene (Brown) Close. She graduated from high school in Hutchinson and continued her education for the remainder of her life earning several degrees. On Dec. 13, 1974, she married Glenn Arle Dean Warren in Independence, and in 1997 they moved to Nowata, Okla. from Great Bend. Barbara enjoyed painting, studying her genealogy, and doing crafts. Barbara will be missed by all who knew her.
She was a faithful member of the Jehovah’s Witness Church in Nowata, Okla., where she enjoyed canvassing door to door to spread the message.
Survivors include her step-father, Erwin Leeper; children, Randy Warren and wife Ancilla, of Carnegie, Okla., Sheryl Vincent and husband David Sheahan, of New Port Richey, Fla., Paul Hicks, of Nowata, Okla., Jim Hicks and wife Luz, of Talala, Okla., Wendell Hicks and wife Angela, of Nowata, Okla., and Vernon Hicks and wife Tracy, of Nowata, Okla.; 42 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; siblings, Nancy Proffitt and David Leeper; many other relatives and a host of friends. Preceding Mrs. Warren in death are her parents, Shirley Ray Close and Ruth Irene Close; husband, Glenn Arle Dean Warren; children, Dorothy Vincent, Bernice Warren, Steve Vincent, Dale Warren, Susan Vincent, Scott Vincent, Jaimie Warren; and one brother, Fred King.
Services for Mrs. Warren will be held 10 a.m. today at Benjamin Funeral Service Chapel, 114 W. Cherokee in Nowata, Okla. Burial will follow at Martin Cemetery. Online condolences may be left at

Funeral arrangements provided by
Benjamin Funeral Service**
114 West Cherokee
Nowata Ok. 74048
Great Bend (Kan) Tribune, April 30, 2014