COLEMAN - Funeral services for Barbara J. Strickland, 82, of Coleman, will be 4 p.m. today at Stevens Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. John Stanislaw officiating. Burial will follow in the Coleman City Cemetery.

She died Friday, Aug. 22, 2008, at Coleman Healthcare Center.

She was born June 26, 1926, in Barnhart, the daughter of Harry Wayne Joslin and Agnes Deland Joslin. She grew up and attended school in Barnhart and attended Texas State College for Women, now called Texas Women’s University. She was married to Edward Dean Strickland on Sept. 23, 1950, in Ozona. He preceded her in death on Oct. 23, 1983. She moved to Coleman in 1972 from Ozona. She was a recognized leader in 4-H and a member of the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority.

Survivors include her three children, Kenneth Alan Strickland of Albuquerque, N.M., Charlene Strickland Bevill and husband, Larry, of Abilene, and Gary Dean Strickland and wife, Mary, of Coleman; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and three nephews.

She was preceded in death by her brother, James Harry Joslin.