Barbara C. Koogler, 79, of El Dorado, passed away at her home on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013. Celebration of her life will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Carlson Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Walnut Valley Memorial Park.
Barbara was born on Nov. 14, 1933, in El Dorado, the daughter of Paul and Minnie (Tatum) Thorburn. She received her LPN license from KU Medical in 1969 and worked for Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital and local nursing homes. Barbara liked to fish, read, go bird watching and dogs. She also loved spending time with her grandkids and great grandkids.
On Dec. 10, 1978 she was united in marriage to David Koogler in El Dorado. He preceded her in death after 2 years of marriage on March 29, 1981.
She leaves her sons, Guy Rhodes of Augusta, Gary Rhodes of Wichita and Rickey Rhodes of Amarillo, Texas; brother, Paul (Easter) Thorburn of Augusta; 10 grandchildren; and 16 great grandchildren.
Her parents; son, Larry; brother, Raymond; and sister, Beulah Percy, also preceded Barbara in death.
Condolences for the family can be left at www.carlsoncolonial.com.