JoAnne E. Barks

In Loving Memory of JoAnne E. Barks

February 25, 1948 – March 2, 2008

When I Leave

When I leave you, don’t weep for me.

Pass the wine around and

remember how my laughing pleased you.

Look at one another, smiling,

and don’t forget about the touching.

Sing the songs that I loved best

and dance one all together.

As for me,

I’ll be off running to the

top of the tree I always meant to climb.

When you’re ready,

I’ll be there waiting for you ~

Take your time.

The ones you’ll be waiting for and love dearly; your husband of forty-one years, Les Barks; your three children, son Les Barks Jr., wife Audra Flavel; daughter Lisa Bater, husband Eric Tasker; son Willard Barks, wife Amanda Scheper; sister Kathy Blake; mother in-law Bertha Aubé; sisters in-law Violet Campbell, Gwen Clark and Sharon Bunton and families; your nine grandchildren and many nieces and nephews; and all your other brats.

Service will be announced at a later date.


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