Charlene "Char" Genelle Barber, 85, formerly of Hays and WaKeeney, died Tuesday, May 19, 2020, in Springfield, Mo.


She was born March 14, 1935, in Tishomingo, Okla., to O.C. and Della Dewbre. She graduated from Wilmore High School and continued on at Wichita Business School for a year.


She married Earl Barber on July 10, 1954. She was a housing director in Hays.


Survivors include her husband, of 65 years; three sons Mark, Lawrence, Jim, Springfield and David, Hays; a brother, Roy Dewbre; four grandsons; and a great-grandaughter.


Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Ogallah Christian Church; buria in Ogallah Cemetery.


Memorials are suggested to Ogallah Christian Church or Homestead Nutrition Project, Hays, in care of Schmitt Funeral Home, WaKeeney. Current Covid-19 restrictions set forth by the Governor will be observed for this service.