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Mary Frances Barkman

December 17, 1921 - May 9, 2020
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Mary Frances Norris Barkman was born in Tipton, Iowa to Frank and Frances Norris on December 17, 1921. She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters, Betty Norris Mort and Nancy Norris Linn, and her husband of 69 years, Beryl V. Barkman. She is survived by a brother and sister, Frank Norris (Tilley) ofContinue Reading

Sharon Butterfield left a message on May 28, 2020:
To Greg, Jonathan, and Nancy and families. I send my deepest sympathy to you all and your families on the passing of Mary. I continually praise the Lord for her and Beryl’s influence on my life as a teenager. They lived down the street from my house and I used to babysit for them. They invited me to their church in Galesburg, Bethany, and it is there that I was saved. They continued their influence on my parents lives by inviting them to a Bible study at their house. They had a great impact on my family. When I met my husband Ed, I invited him to Bethany and he too was saved. I am now 78 and praise God I gave my heart to him when I was 16 because these dear neighbors cared for my soul and invited me to their church. I know Mary impacted many lives, as she did mine up until the day she went home to be with the Lord. I praise the Lord that he put her in my life. May God continue to sustain all of you. Blessings and peace.
Carter Jarrard, MD left a message on May 15, 2020:
Taught me my senior year at Slater-Marietta High School.  One of the best teachers I had in high school.  I only had her as a teacher for that one year, but still remeber what a fine teacher she was.  
Carol H Payne left a message on May 14, 2020:
Mrs. Barkman was an absolutely wonderful English teacher. When my class at Slater-Marietta High School reached 8th grade, no one could tell a verb from a noun. By the end of the half-year, we were fluent in all parts of speech and I can still diagram a 20-word sentence. And Literature in the 2nd semester was so much fun, she brought it to life! She is my favorite teacher of all time. A truly remarkable person we are all privileged to know. Carol Hardin Payne, Class of 1961
Dorothy Pace Morrow left a message on May 14, 2020:
Mrs. Barkman was my teacher at Slater-Marietta High School.   She went out of her way to help me with a difficult problem.  I have never  forgotten her and her kindness to me.  She was truly a wonderful and Godly woman and my life was enriched by knowing her.  My deepest condolences.
Janet Buchanan Gravely left a message on May 14, 2020:
I had her as teacher at Slater Marietta
My memory has always been having devotion before class.She would listen when you had concerns for someone and would say a prayer. Shame we can't have that in schools now.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Nancy epps left a message on May 14, 2020:
My favorite teacher in high school She had a way of making you feel special
Nancy Addington Epps
Brenda K. Tripp left a message on May 11, 2020:
Nancy, so sorry to hear about your mother.  I used to work for you at the Greenville County.  May God give you and family comfort and peace during this time.
William Balding left a message on May 10, 2020:
Mrs.Barkman was my 9th grade grammer teacher at Eastside High School. prayers for her family during this time.
Linda Lee Mort left a message on May 10, 2020:
Dear Aunt Mary-Thank you for all the wonderful pearls of wisdom you gave to me! You will always be remembered as a smart, God-fearing individual who loved and lived a Godly life. Linda Lee Mort
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