Obituary for Barbara McDaris
Ponca City Now - January 16, 2020 4:17 pm
Barbara Colleen McDaris
December 14, 1937 – January 14, 2020
It was a lifetime of love and friendship. Barbara Colleen (McDaris) Glasgow, 82, of Clark, New Jersey, passed away on Tuesday, January 14, 2020, surrounded by family and friends.
A Funeral Ceremony will be held at 2:00 PM Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at the Trout Funeral Home Chapel in Ponca City, Oklahoma, with Reverend Terry Ballard officiating. Interment will immediately follow at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Ponca City.
Barbara is survived by her children; son, Kevin Glasgow, daughter, Kelli Glasgow and husband, Doug Morton, son, Dr. Kyle Glasgow and wife, Dr. Betz King; one younger sister, Kathleen Sherry; brother-in-law, James; her niece, Stacy and nephew, Christopher.
Barbara was born in 1937 in Newton, Kansas to Leland and Esther (Caughlin) McDaris. She grew up in Newton, before moving to Tonkawa, Oklahoma after her father’s passing. She graduated from Tonkawa High School in 1955, where she engaged in many activities including; cheerleading, basketball and future homemakers of America.
Barbara attended Northern Oklahoma College in Tonkawa, OK, and was installed as Grand Immortality of the Rainbow Girls in 1957. She graduated from Northwestern Oklahoma State University in Alva, OK, with a degree in Education.
She worked for TWA reservations and was married to Jerauld Lee Glasgow. During this time, she taught school in Kansas, before working in the University of Virginia Law Library, where her lifelong love of books bloomed.
Barbara moved to New Jersey and raised 3 children. Later, she returned to college and earned an Advanced Certificate as a Media Center specialist and took a job at Branchburg Stony Brook Elementary School. She was also a volunteer for Branchburg Rescue Squad.
When she retired from teaching, Barbara returned to Oklahoma to spend time with her sister in Oklahoma City and her cousins on the Caughlin farm, a place and family she loved dearly. She taught Sunday school and attended Quail Springs Baptist Church in Oklahoma City and was a big-time fan of the OKC Thunder.
Barbara was an incredible mom and a great and true friend. She loved to gab with anyone and everyone. Her joy and love were uncontainable. She had a great companion and charming Chihuahua, Lucky, that accompanied her everywhere. She was a collector of all things, furniture, china, stamps, coins, dishes and baskets. She continued to make new friends and kept long-term friendships from school, college, neighbors, church and her many places of employment. She will live in our hearts forever and missed deeply.
‘We are born for a higher destiny than that of earth. There is a realm where the rainbow never fades, where the stars will be spread out before us like islands that slumber on the ocean, and where the beings that pass before us like the shadows, will stay in our presence forever.’ Bulwer
Source: Trout Funeral Home