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“May your hearts be filled with the wonderful memories of all the joyous times you spent together. There will be a time when the sting of death will...Read More »
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“My mother will be greatly missed by us girls ”
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“My mamaw... i will miss her dearly .. she had an amazing smile and a heart of gold. i will love you always... ”
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EVANSVILLE, IN - On this day March 31st, 2015 Mary Alice Barber(Oglesby) has rendezvoused with the love of her life, her late husband Bobbie R. Barber. Mary Alice passed surrounded by her 3 girls at her home in Evansville. She was a very loved Mother, Grandmother, Great-grandmother, Sister, Aunt and friend who will be greatly missed.

She was born in Beech Creek, in Muhlenberg County Ky June 14th,1932 . She attended Hughes- Kirk High School and had been baptized at Hazel Creek Baptist Church.

As a young woman she worked as a nurse's assistant in the TB Hospital and VA Hospitals in Nashville,TN, Mercy Hospital in Owensboro,KY, Louisville and Greenville Hospitals. Later in life,she worked in several nursing homes in IN and KY and several department stores. She was a wonderful homemaker, loved talking about her family and family history, a great story teller, loved to dance and loved Earnest Tubb and she and Dad loved watching their grandson Matt. She enjoyed all her vacations she was able to take in her retirement years. She went to Hawaii, Las Vegas, Hollywood, Los Angeles, Washington DC, Florida, Alabama, Niagra Falls, The Biltmore Mansion and last year she went to the Turner Classic Movie Film Festival and stayed in the famous Del Coronado Hotel where the movie Some Like it Hot was filmed, many trips to our favorite resort in Florida and was the best looking woman in a bathing suit at the pool.

She was the mother of 4 daughters, Deborah G. LaVine(deceased), Bonnie T. Piers from Greenfield IN, Betty C. Shelton(Patrick) from Evansville, and Pamela A. Porter from Evansville. She also leaves 6 Grandchildren, Sabrina Korlowicz( Doug), Monica Tennant(Beau),Brad Partin, Heather Shelton, Matthew Porter and Clay Partin(Ashley); 4 Great-grandchildren, Dalton, Kaelyn , Jack and Audrey; sister Rosalie Hardin(Eugene) of Owensboro,Ky; brother David Oglesby(Julie) of Lewisburg,Ky; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her husband Bobbie Ray Barber, parents James Murley Oglesby and Gladys D. Oglesby(Overby), her eldest daughter Deborah G. LaVine, sisters Betty Merle Oglesby, Lois Marie McPherson and brother James Roger Oglesby.

Funeral services will be Saturday, April 4, 2015, at 1:00PM at Tucker Funeral Home in Central City, with Pastor David Pry officiating. Burial in Peanut Cemetery in Drakesboro. Visitation will be Saturday after 10:00AM at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at