On Jan. 4, 2019, the world lost a bit of its luster with the passing of Barbara Rose (Wilkson) surrounded by her loving family.

On Jan. 4, 2019, the world lost a bit of its luster with the passing of Barbara Rose (Wilkson) surrounded by her loving family.

Barbara was born Nov. 24, 1934, to James and Jessie Wilkson, Shawnee, the fifth of seven very special siblings. The large Wilkson family endured many hardships, including the Great Depression and World War ll, of which seemed to make them all stronger, having endured such tough times.

Barbara graduated from Shawnee High School in 1953 and shortly after married Albert Rose, of Wilmington, North Carolina. They brought four children into this world.

Of her immediate family, Barbara was preceded in death by her daughter Cheryl Forster, Orlando, Florida.

She is survived by son Larry Rose, Charlotte, daughter Karen Rose and spouse Larry Brand, Edmond, Oklahoma, son Sonny and wife Lisa Rose, also of Edmond, and grandson Sean Forster, Orlando.

Of her extended family, Barbara was preceded in death by both parents, brother Jim Wilkson, sisters Lea Korter, Frankie Fancher, and Lucille Swain.

She is survived by brother Jeff and wife Joyce Wilkson, Grove, Oklahoma, and brother Tom and wife Kathy Wilkson, Shawnee, in addition to countless nieces, nephews, cousins and in-laws.

Barbara worked for DHS/State of Oklahoma most of her adult life until retirement. She was particularly gifted in creative skills including landscaping, decorating, and remodeling.  She suffered a disabling stroke in the summer of 2006.

Services will be at Resthaven Funeral Home, 44909 Highway 3, Shawnee April 13,10 a.m.