Barbara Ellen O’Brien of Commerce, OK passed from this life Saturday, January 1, 2022 at Featherstone of Miami, OK. She was 71.
Barbara was born October 21, 1950 in Tulsa, OK to James and Nellie (Crouch) West. She had lived in the Commerce area most of her life. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Miami, OK.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald O’Brien, Sr on September 18, 2016, a daughter, Patricia O’Brien, a granddaughter, her parents, 2 brothers, James West and Newton West and 1 sister, Lillian Overhauser.
Barbara is survived by 1 son, Donald O’Brien, Jr. and his wife Jennifer of Grenada, MS, 3 daughters, Michelle O’Brien, Ruth Tush and Carol Smith and her husband Nick all of Commerce, OK, 1 brother, Robert West of Tahlequah, OK, 1 sister, Gloria Sinclair of Tahlequah, OK, 17 grandchildren and several great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Miami, OK with Bishop Dave Chapman officiating. Interment will follow in G.A.R. Cemetery in Miami, OK with Donald O’Brien, Jr., Nick Smith, Phillip O’Brien, Jessie Tush, Nathaniel Smith and Patrick O’Brien serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 6 – 7 p.m. at Paul Thomas Funeral Home Chapel in Miami, OK. Services have been placed in the care of Paul Thomas Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Miami, OK. Online condolences may be made at www.paulthomasfuneralhomes.com.
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