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.