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Barbara J. Nolen, 61, of Jackson, formerly of Mississippi County, passed away Sunday Jan. 1, 2012, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.
Born on June 15, 1950, in Texas County, Mo., near Houston to Wanda Evelyn Pemberton Brooks Salyer of Anniston, Mo., and the late Bill Brooks, Barbara lived in Jackson for 20 years. In 2009, she retired from the Walmart store in Perryville, Mo., after more than 20 years of service. She was a member of the Lighthouse Bible Baptist Church in Cape Girardeau. On Feb. 1, 1969, she married Conley E. Nolen, who survives.
Besides her husband and mother, she is survived by two sons and one daughter-in-law, Brian and Lisa Nolen and William Nolen, all of Jackson; one daughter, Rebecca Rowlett of St. Mary's, Mo.; two brothers and one sister-in-law, John M. Brooks of Lincoln, Neb., and Bill and Susan Salyer of East Prairie, Mo.; one sister and brother-in-law, Judy and Bill Stokes of Sikeston, Mo.; four grandchildren, Austin, Marlena, Alex and Caden; a host of relatives and many friends.
She was also preceded in death by her stepfather, Billie Wayne Salyer.
Friends may call from 11 a.m. until time of service Wednesday at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Shelby Chapel, with Brother David Pringle officiating.
Burial will in the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery at Bloomfield, Mo.