June 1, 1943
May 13, 2016
Barbara Stracener, 72, of Belton died Friday, May 13, 2016 at a local nursing home.
Visitation was held Sunday, May 15, at Broecker Funeral Home.
Funeral services were held Monday, May 16, 2016 at 10 a.m. at 3C Cowboy Fellowship with Pastor Chris Halpayne officiating. Burial followed at the Live Oak Cemetery in Youngsport.
Barbara was born in Temple, Texas on June 1, 1943 to Marvin and Ruby Kelley. She was raised in Central Texas where she was a seamstress working in several sewing factories. She also was a tailor for dress shops.
In 1979, she married Jim Stracener. They enjoyed camping, fishing and family.
Barbara was preceded in death by her husband, both parents, three brothers, Ray Kelley, Leonard Kelley, and Bill Kelley; and three sisters, Nora Greathouse, Glenda Bowery, and Jean Shearin.
Survivors include two daughters, Karen Creed of Salado and Charlotte Sanders of Belton; two sisters, “Sis” Polk and Nell Kelley; and one brother, Bob Kelley of Lorena. Thirteen grandchildren, forty-one great-grandchildren and ten great-great grandchildren.
Broecker Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.