ULYSSES – Alice May Barnard, 93, died Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, at her home in Wichita.
She was born Jan. 7, 1920, to Anna May (Howze) Messick and Oldom Taylor Messick in Oilton, Okla.
She married Leo Earl Caywood in 1938.
She then married Walter John Paul. He died during World War II.
She later married Royce Elton (Barney) Barnard in Hebron, Neb. He died in 1973.
She graduated from Tonkawa (Okla.) High School in 1938.
She worked at Gibson’s, USD No. 214 and Bob Wilson Memorial Hospital as an aide, in inhaltation therapy and in physical therapy. She also served as supervisor for two of those departments. She was also a ward clerk and workde in admissions in the emergency room.
She enjoyed crocheting, needlepoint, jigsaw puzzles, reading, solitaire, ceramics, flower arranging and bird watching.
Survivors include daughter, Elaine Craft, Wichita; granddaughters Sharla (husband Chad) French, and Shanae (husband Kirk) Howie, all of Wichita, Kansas; grandsons, Jim Garrison, Safford, Ariz., Jon (wife Marianne) Garrison, Fort Scott, and Jeff (wife Barb) Garrison, DeSoto; step-grandchildren, Stacy (husband Gabe) Hinrichs, Fayetteville, Ark., and Aric (wife Kristy) Baker, Winfield; 17 and eight great-great grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by her parents, daughters, Alice Lorene and Paulette Mae; her 10 siblings, Virginia Davis, Florene Hale, Lena, Lloyd, Thelma, Doretha, Faye, Richard, Leonard, and Raymond Messick; grandson, Blair Craft; and son-in-law Dale Baker.
• Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church, 220 N. Simpson, Ulysses, with Pastor Steve Swann Jr. presiding.
Burial will be at the Ulysses Cemtery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association in care of Garnand Funeral Home, 405 W. Grant, Ulysses, KS 67880.