McAlester News-Capital, McAlester, OK


May 13, 2014

Barbara Ann Hammers

McALESTER — Barbara Ann Hammers, 64, of Hartshorne, died Sunday, May 11, 2014, at her home.

Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Pittsburg Baptist Church with the Rev. Kenny Morrow officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Bishop Funeral Service of McAlester.

Born Feb. 7, 1950, in Eufaula, she was the daughter of James Riley and Opal L. Botts Johnson. She graduated from Kiowa High School and later married James Coberly in 1969.

She enjoyed taking care of children, which she did for numerous years in daycare centers and also in her home. After her retirement she continued to take care of her great-grandchildren.   

She enjoyed traveling, taking photographs to share with her family and shopping.

Survivors include a daughter, Jamie Coberly, Austin, Texas; grandchildren, Samantha Barton, of Hartshorne, Cory Wilcox and wife, Racheal, of McAlester, Cody Coberly, of McAlester, Samantha Wigginton, of McAlester, and Kaylee Tarver, of McAlester; great-grandchildren, Jason, Tiler, Eian, Emily and Alexis; her mother, Opal Sharp, of McAlester; sisters and brother-in-law, Vida Lawson and Bobby, of Hartshorne, and Martha Darrell, of McAlester, and a brother and sister-in-law, James and Louise Johnson, Blevins, Ark.

She was preceded in death by her sons, Thomas Coberly and James Coberly; brother, Gary Johnson, and a sister, Virginia Johnson.

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