Joan Delphine Barrone, longtime resident of Fairfax, passed away Monday, August 30, 2010 at the Stillwater Medical Center. She was 76.
Joan was born March 31, 1934 West of Fairfax, the daughter of Adolphus Graves and Josephine (Henderson) Graves. She was the granddaughter of Simon and Mary Henderson and Frank and Bertha (Long) Graves. She was a 1952 graduate of Fairfax High School. She then attended Vo-Tech and in 1981 completed the nursing program at Northern Oklahoma College in Tonkawa. She was married to Charles Gilbert Barrone on December 22, 1954 in Stillwater, Oklahoma.
Joan had been employed most recently with the Fairfax Senior Citizens Nutrition Program. She took great pride in her Native American heritage and was a past-president of the Pah-Sue-Lee Club. She was a member of the First Osage Baptist Church. Her enjoyments included reading her Bible and Christian books, traveling, especially to Colorado, all Native American gatherings, cooking and spending time with her family.
She is survived by two daughters, Donna M. Barrone of Fairfax and Brenda Hardin of Oklahoma City; one sister, Judy Tiger of Fairfax; three grandchildren, Charles Taos Barrone, Steven Charles Hardin and Michael James Hardin; several great grandchildren and extended family. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one son, Charles Anthony Barrone; one infant daughter, Sharon Kay Barrone; one brother, Howard Sonny Graves and two sisters, Anita Whitlatch and Colleen Graves.
A prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, September 1, 2010 at the Hunsaker-Wooten Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, September 2, 2010 at the First Osage Baptist Church in Fairfax. Burial will be in the Fairfax Cemetery under the direction of the Hunsaker-Wooten Funeral Home.
Casket bearers will be Steven Hardin, Michael Hardin, Joseph Goodeagle, Zachary Paul Martinez, Elijah Jim Martinez, Paxton Charles Evans and Charles Taos Barrone.
Mrs. Barrone’s online guestbook may be signed at www.hunsakerwootenfuneralhome.com