October 29, 2013
Barbara Jean (Stevens) McKosato, Tecumseh, Oklahoma, passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday morning, October 12, 2013. Surrounded by her daughters, Val and Joie, granddaughters, Tara and Maegan, and faithful fur companion, Jacob Ray (J. R.), Barbara went Home to her Savior.
Barbara was born on May 7, 1938 to Guy R. Stevens and Maggie Kewashkum Stevens. She was a long-time employee of Federal National Bank and BancFirst, Shawnee, retiring from the latter. Barbara loved her Lord and enjoyed praising Him by frequenting gospel singings at several local churches and also attending services at the Calvary Baptist Church in Shawnee. As often as she could, Barbara joined her friends for meals and fellowship at the Citizen Potawatomi Nation Title VI lunch program. Over the years she made many new friends and cherished many lifelong friends, all whom she loved and appreciated.
Barbara leaves behind a loving family who will cherish her memory and continue to learn and live from her giving spirit: daughter, Val (Liscano) Scrivner and son-in-law Shawn Scrivner; daughter, Joie Liscano; granddaughters, Tara and Maegan White; nephews, Guy Anthony Stevens, Aaron Stevens, and Stewart Stevens; brother, Dalbert Gene Stevens; aunt, Dee (Loveless) Borden; and a host of cousins. Welcoming her Home are her parents, Guy and Maggie; grandson, Bobby Joe White II; and numerous uncles and aunts.
Always a giver, it was Barbara’s wish to support the study of medicine by donating her body to the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center’s Willed Body Program.
A celebration of her life will be held on Friday, October 18 at 1:00 pm at the Calvary Baptist Church, 214 W. Farrall, Shawnee, Oklahoma.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Barbara’s favorite charities: the American Cancer Society or the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). The family sends gracious thanks to the Citizen Potawatomi Nation Title VI Program, Crossroads Hospice, and the many friends and family members that provided prayers and support during Barbara’s journey Home.
(Courtesy of the family)