Used with permission from photographer Jim Sheaffer.
Used with permission from photographer Jim Sheaffer.

Niobrara County Library - Verda (Pullen) Barkus (August 21, 1917 - April 22, 1974)

Verda (Pullen) Barkus (August 21, 1917 - April 22, 1974)

The Harrison Sun
May 2, 1974

Last Rites held for Verda Barkus

Funeral service for Mrs. L.E. Barkus was held April 25 at Memorial United Methodist Church in Harrison at 2:00 p.m. She had died on April 22 at West Nebraska General Hospital in Scottsbluff following an extended illness.

The Rev. Larry Shrout officiated at the service. Escorts were Fred Hamaker, Criss Hamaker, Jess Locker, Charles Lee, Clarence Schnurr and Ord Anstey. Honorary escorts were E. E. Whiteaker, Frank Cherry, Tress Powell, J. A. McClarey, Art From, Marquis Hughson and Robert Mann.

Verda Barkus, daughter of Fred and Pearl Pullen, was born on August 21, 1917 at Glenn and was raised in Sioux County. She married L. E. "Monk" Barkus on August 17, 1935 at Hot Springs, S.D. Four children were born, one son and three daughters.

She is survived by her husband, one son, Donald of Morrill; three daughters, Mona Scott of Mandan, N.D., Theone Quintard of Long Beach, Calif., Aletha Gladson of Lusk; 11 grandchildren; two brothers, Ernest and Elmer Pullen, four sisters, Edna Baker, Dorothy Plunkett, Mabel Wasserburger and Leona Dout.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brother, Archie and Alfred, and one sister Fern.

Verda was a member of the Eastern Star Chapter 319 and the Harrison United Methodist Church.

Relatives from out of town attending the service were: Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Wait, New Rammer, Colo.; Mrs. Bill Taylor and Mrs. Bob Crawford, Chadron; Mr. and Mrs. Robert York, Guy Mason, Crawford; Russell and Chuck Watson, Mrs. Tim Holton, Scottsbluff; Mr. And Mrs. Jerry Watson, Mrs. Karl Riggs, Alliance; Mr. and Mrs. Roland Moliter, Rushville; Miss Merry Beth Parmely, O'Neill; Mrs. Les Plunkett, Stockett, Mont.; Mrs. and Mrs. John Chlecq, Mumford, S. D.; Mrs. and Mrs. Edwin Barkus, Glenwood, Iowa.

Out-of-town friends attending were: Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Strey, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lee, and Mr. and Mrs. Marquis Hughson, Mitchell; Mr. and Mrs. John Bourret, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Serres, Barbara Joss, Charles Vogel, Mr. and Mrs. Everette Brooks, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Hales, Lusk; Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Adams, Mr. and Mrs. Jack McMaster, Van Tassell; Mr. and Mrs. Otto York, Mrs. Harold Bartow, Lori, and Mrs. Mary Gladson, Torrington; Alice Larson, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Serres, Mrs. Eva Serres, Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Mayer, Crawford; Mr. and Mrs. Bill Peterson, Kimball; Vernon Coffee, Edgemont; Herbert and Vincent Wasserburger, Ardmore; Mr. and Mrs. Webb Cook, Casper WY; Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Sample, Hemingford.

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