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Barbara Ann Strickland

January 9, 1936 — October 3, 2023

Barbara Ann Strickland, age 87, of Cherryvale, Kansas, passed away on Tuesday, October 3, 2023, at Credo Senior Living in Independence, Kansas.

She was born on January 9, 1936, in Thayer, Kansas, the daughter of Wayne and Alta Mae (Mitchell) Blackburn. Barbara was a loving and proud individual, known for her kindness and generosity.

On March 2, 1952, in Cherokee, Oklahoma she was united in marriage to Forrest D. Strickland, and he preceded her in death July 13, 2012.

Barbara pursued higher education and obtained an associate degree at Independence Community College. She dedicated her career to serving the people of Kansas, working at the State of Kansas Job Service Center, and later becoming a mentor at Grandview Products, where she helped countless individuals with their financial needs.

Barbara was a member of the Cherryvale Presbyterian Church. She found joy in various hobbies, including traveling, genealogy, antiques, and family get-togethers.

Barbara is survived by her sons, Bruce Strickland of Cherryvale, Kansas, and Steven (Linda) Strickland of Cherryvale; her daughters, Janet (Mike) Carter of Mustang, Oklahoma, Tanna (Greg) Boss of Cherryvale, Kansas, and Tori (James) Armbruster of Cherryvale, Kansas; her brother, Lee Blackburn of Cherryvale, Kansas; her sisters, Linda Malcom of Topeka, Kansas, Carol Kantor of Lavista, Nebraska, and Ginger Jones of Gulfport, Mississippi; as well as 14 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Wayne and Alta Mae Blackburn; her husband, Forrest Strickland; her son, Sonny Strickland; and her brothers, Dale Eugene Blackburn, Mike Blackburn and David Blackburn

Visitation will be held from 5-7 PM on Thursday, October 19, 2023, at Wickham Family Funeral Home, 216 East 4th, Cherryvale, Kansas 67335.

A Celebration of Life service will take place at 10:30 AM on Friday, October 20, 2023, at Cherryvale Presbyterian Church, 211 South Montgomery, Cherryvale, Kansas 67335.


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Visitation

Thursday, October 19, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Wickham Family Funeral Home - Cherryvale

216 East 4th Street, Cherryvale, KS 67335

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Celebration of Life

Friday, October 20, 2023

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

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