Stillwater News Press


April 10, 2014

Barbara Jean Britton

Barbara Jean Britton, 75, of Agra passed from this life April 8 at her home.

Barbara was born Aug. 21, 1938, to Orgel and Nerene (Moss) Combs in Cushing. When Barbara was 6 years old, her dad was killed in the World War II Battle of the Bulge in Germany.  

Barbara’s mother did not remarry until after her children were adults.  

Barbara was raised in Cushing and graduated from Cushing High School in 1956.

She met Fred Britton, the love of her life, in 1954.

They were married Oct. 5, 1956, at her mother’s house in Cushing by Brother Bob Tibbett.

Fred and Barbara were baptized into the General Assembly and Church of the Firstborn on Jan. 12, 1958.

Barbara was very active in church, always trying to help others.  

Fred and Barbara owned a dairy and farmed for many years and then owned a trucking business.

She helped in all of Fred’s businesses, whether it was milking cows, driving a tractor or doing the bookkeeping.

Barbara also raised a large garden and spent much time canning the fruits of her labor.

Barbara was a wonderful mother who was always home when her children arrived from school, made home-cooked meals and even sewed dresses for her daughters.  

Fred and Barbara traveled with their children on many trips to visit brethren, and had friends across the country.

One memorable trip together was to Washington, D.C. when they drove through the Appalachian Trail.

The entire family celebrates all their birthdays together and every holiday with big dinners, games and lots of laughs and stories.  Wonderful memories made by a loving family.  

Barbara is survived by her loving husband Fred, son Kent Britton of Parkland, daughters Karena Sarber and husband Terry of Morgantown, Ind., and Tara Wittman and husband Joey of Agra, eight grandchildren, Aaron and Nathan Britton, Stephanie Toles, Tiffany Newport, Tyler Penrod, Sasha Dowdy, Isaiah and Hailey Wittman, three great-grandchildren, Landon and Quinn Toles and Kayleigh Britton.  

She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother Gary Combs.  

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Parkland General Assembly and Church of the Firstborn.

Brothers Randall Wright, Jack Fick and Colin Martin will officiate.  

Interment will follow at the Parkland Cemetery.

Services have been entrusted to Palmer Marler Funeral Home, Cushing.

Condolences and an online guest book are available at

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