Eva Barber

September 14, 1928 ~ October 23, 2011 (age 83)


Eva May Barber, of Adair, Oklahoma, passed away on Sunday, October 23, 2011. She was born on September 14, 1928 west of Big Cabin, Oklahoma, the daughter of Jacob and Dottie Steeber. At age five, she moved with her family to a farm southeast of Big Cabin. That same year she was baptized near Delaware School, a mile from her home. Later that year, her sister "Beth" was born. Eva lived on the family farm until she married Harry Barber, Jr. at age 17. Three years later, her daughter Teresa was born. They later moved to Sand Springs, Oklahoma where they resided until 1959. While in Sand Springs, she worked at Kerr Glass Company, and her husband worked at Unit Rig of Tulsa. Eva and Jr. purchased the Steeber family farm when her parents retired. She and Jr. ran a dairy and ranch operation for many years. Eva and Jr. were foster parents from 1965 to 1972. They both were hard workers and enjoyed each other's company a great deal. Eva enjoyed helping her husband fix fence or any outside chore. In her retirement years, after her husband died in 1991, she continued ranching, then had a new house built and lived there for another 6 years. After living 3 years with her daughter, she suffered a fall and fractured her hip, which led to a 3 year stay in a nursing care facility. Eva's hobbies included crafting, sewing, painting and playing cards. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 1,2011 in the Pleasant Hope Cemetery west of Adair, Oklahoma with Eddy Mathews officiating. Memorials may be made to the Oklahoma Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association, 6465 South Yale, Suite 312, Tulsa, OK 74136. To leave a personal message to her family, please see her web memorial at Arrangements are under the direction of Shipman's Funeral Cremation Service. She is survived by her daughter, Teresa Floyd; granddaughter, Nikki Dennis and husband Doug; three great-grandchildren, Jacob, Duncan, and Lillie; sister, Mary Elizabeth Woolman; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Barber Jr.; one infant brother; and brothers, Glenn Steeber, George Steeber, Leroy "Buster" Steeber, and J.R. Steeber.

Previous Events

Tuesday, November 1, 2011
11:00 AM
Pleasant Hope Cemetery

4845 W. 370 Rd
adair, ok 74330

Cemetery Details


Pleasant Hope Cemetery

4845 W. 370 Rd
adair, ok 74330

To send flowers to Eva's family, please visit our floral store.


You can still show your support by sending flowers directly to the family
© 2021 Shipman's Funeral & Cremation Service. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy