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Shirley (Barker) Gardenhire

April 22, 1938 — November 8, 2022

Graveside Service for Shirley (Barker) Gardenhire, 84, of Sallisaw, Oklahoma will be at 2:00 PM on Thursday, November 10, 2022 at Akins Cemetery in Sallisaw, Oklahoma under the direction of Agent Mallory Martin Funeral Service, Inc.

She was born on April 22, 1938 in Sequoyah County, Oklahoma to Eula Iris (Poindexter) Barker and Shuford Barker and passed away on November 8, 2022 in Sallisaw, Oklahoma. She was married to Kenneth Eugene Gardenhire on March 12, 1952 in Dill City, Oklahoma. He preceded her in death on May 6, 1995. She was a caregiver and of the Nazarene faith.

Survivors are son, Kenneth Gardenhire and Patricia of Sallisaw, OK; two daughters-in-law, Mary and Kathy; 10 grandchildren, Melinda Gardenhire, Teddy Gardenhire, Roger Gardenhire, Teresa Day, Lisa Ferguson, Shirley Gardenhire-Lamb, Kelly Moody, Buddy Gardenhire, James Gardenhire and Sherry Carter; 32 great-grandchildren and numerous great-great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded by her husband; two sons, Lonnie and Leon Gardenhire; two great-grandchildren; four sisters, Linda Sue, Frances, Nadine and Ader; and two brothers, Bennie and Henry Barker.

Active Pallbearers will be Buddy Gardenhire, James Gardenhire, Elijah Taylor, Teddy Gardenhire, David Barker and Jerry Robertson.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Gary Barker, Dewayne Barker and Roger Gardenhire.

Viewing will be 10 AM – 8 PM Wednesday at Agent Mallory Martin Funeral Home in Sallisaw, OK where the family will greet 6 – 8 PM.

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