Barbara Wyneice Wilken
Barbara Wyneice Wilken passed away on Nov. 17, 2023, in San Antonio, Texas to be with her Lord and Savior. Barbara was born Oct. 28, 1941, to Christine and Jesse Doggett in Hobart. Barbara grew up in Loco and was raised by her grandparents due to the loss of both her mother and father at a young age. She eventually moved to Mississippi where she met and married the love of her life, John Wilken Sr. of 49 years.
Soon after John left military service, Barbara and John returned to Comanche where they made their home for over 40 years. Barbara worked a majority of her career in healthcare. Barbara loved to cook for, go fishing and camping with her family. She also loved to garden or “…play in the dirt” as she called it. She was known in the community for her generosity for both people and animals and was an avid supporter of the Stephens County Humane Society.
Barbara’s love of animals was only surpassed by her love for her family whom she fiercely supported in everything they endeavored to do. Barbara fought an illness that no one should have to endure, but she fought hard and did so with grace and dignity until the end. Her teachings and legacy lives on through her family and she will be missed dearly. Barbara is survived by her sons Danny Baxter Jr. and wife Denise of Duncan, Oklahoma, John Wilken, Jr. of Eustis, Florida, daughters Christina and wife Rachel Wilken, of San Antonio, Texas, Roberta Dieckmann and Elaine Schottel and husband Danny of O’Fallon, Mo., and grandchildren Brooke Christensen, Daniel and wife Liz Baxter, Chad Baxter all of Duncan, Liz and Joseph Calloni, Samantha and husband Kenny Gaal of St. Louis Missouri, and great-grandchildren Briar, Eli, Bentley.
Barbara was preceded in death by her Mother, Father, her infant daughter LeAnn, Grandparents Grace and Ira Webb, and her loving husband, John Wilken Sr.
A celebration of life will be held at Chisholm Trail Church of Christ on West Beech Rd. in Duncan, on Dec. 2 at 11 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Stephens County Humane Society or the Alzheimer’s Association.
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