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Norma “June” Barham

September 23, 2013

Norma “June” Barham, 63, died Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, at Asbury Park in Newton.  She was born June 5, 1950, in Delano, Calif., to Fletcher and Melba (McMahan) Aubrey. On April 12, 1985, she married Ken Barham in Newton, and he survives of the home.  June grew up in Delano, Calif., where her father farmed on fruit and nut farms. She moved to Guthrie, Okla., where she met her future husband, Ken. They settled in Newton, where June worked as a CNA for Kansas Christian Home for 20 years. Prior to her retirement due to health issues, she worked for Health Aide.  June loved her grandkids and helping the elderly. She was always joking around and loved to be the life of the party. She enjoyed watching Jeopardy, old Hollywood films and doing crossword puzzles. She was known for being kind-hearted, a great mom, wife and homemaker. June looked forward to Halloween time when she made a haunted cemetery for the neighborhood kids and relatives alike. She also enjoyed hosting a yearly Fourth of July party and barbecue.June is survived by her husband, Ken of the home; sons, Ricky Aubrey of California and Damon Barham of Newton; her siblings, Lawana, Donna, Larry and Allen, all of California; her in-laws, Laura and Toby Harrison, Arlen and Lisa Barham, Jan and Dave Hennes; and her mother-in-law, Ardis Bachus. She also is survived by seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews and their families.She was preceded in death by her daughters, Carrie Clark and Jennifer Barham; sister, Peggy; and her parents.Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, at Petersen Funeral Home Chapel, with Chaplain Denny Bell presiding. Visitation will be 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday evening at Petersen Funeral Home, with the family receiving friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Newton.Memorials are suggested in June’s name to the American Heart Association. – See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/thekansan/obituary.aspx?n=norma-june-barham&pid=167141779&fhid=2435#fbLoggedOut

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