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Barbara Faye (Herrel) Moonen

October 20, 1942 ~ April 10, 2020 (age 77)



Barbara Faye Moonen

Private graveside services for Barbara Faye Moonen were held on Tuesday, April 14th, 2020 at the Woodlawn Cemetery in Claremore, Oklahoma with Father Sylvanus Amoabi officiating. A memorial mass will be scheduled for Mrs. Moonen when the current restrictions are lifted. Barbara passed away April 10, 2020, in Claremore, Oklahoma, at the age of 77.

Barbara Faye Moonen was born October 20, 1942, in Purdy, Missouri to Willie & Flora Faye (Decocq) Herrel. She was raised and reared in Purdy, and eventually moved to Tulsa where she met her husband of forty years, Ralph Moonen at a singles group at the Boston Avenue Methodist Church.

Barbara attended Drawns business school in Tulsa, and she worked as a bookkeeper for an Phillips Womack Insurance agency, and was employed by Enterprise School Photos in Tulsa.

Barbara enjoyed the beautiful flower garden that she and Mr. Moonen would create, crocheting and enjoying time spent with her family, especially her grandchildren. She was a member of St. Cecilia's Catholic Church in Claremore, Oklahoma.

Barbara is survived by her husband of forty years, Ralph Moonen of Claremore; step-sons: Ralph Moonen, Jr., William Moonen and Leroy Moonen; one sister and brother-in-law: Francis and Robert Arndt; brother and sister-in-law: Bill and Elaine Herrel; grandchildren: Teagan, Meagan, Matthew, Sarah, Casey, Holly, and Ryan; nieces: Brenda Rackers, and Pam Cline; nephews: Jason Herrel and Jody herrel; and many other relatives and friends.

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April 13, 2020

12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Rice Funeral Service
631 E. Will Rogers Blvd.
Claremore, OK 74017

April 14, 2020

10:00 AM
Woodlawn Cemetery
310 S. Nome
Claremore, OK 74017

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