Wilma Hendry Barber, 94, of Salt Springs, passed from this life on Thursday, September 6, 2018 at Haven Hospice Roberts Care Center following an extended illness. Born in Carrabelle, Florida, Wilma moved to Palatka in 1946 where she resided until 1961 when she moved to Perry, Florida. She returned to Palatka in 1964 and later moved to Salt Springs. Wilma had worked as a bookkeeper in the Woodlands Division of Georgia Pacific. She had also worked as a cashier at J.C. Penney’s and at the telephone company when she resided in Perry. Years ago she had been involved with St. James and Trinity United Methodist Churches in Palatka. After moving to Salt Springs, she became active with the Forest Community Church in the Salt Springs area where she enjoyed her church family and making various crafts. She also enjoyed fishing, hunting and anything outdoors. Especially enjoyable to Wilma was spending time with her family at re-unions.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ocie Barber, her parents, James A. Hendry and Lois Hiers Hendry, her 12 siblings, as well as a grandson, Stephen Heisler.
Wilma is survived by her 2 daughters, Gloria Heisler Taylor (Ernest) of Brentwood, TN, Patricia Heisler Tison of Palatka, a son, Danny Heisler (Karen) of Palatka, 8 grandchildren, Dean Taylor (Kelly) of Nashville, TN, Derek Taylor(Catherine) of Richmond, VA, Elisa Taylor Romans (Trent) of Nashville, TN, Tammy Brand, Terri Cavanaugh, Randall Tison (Jaime), all of Ormond Bch, Christopher Heisler of Palatka and Matthew Redmond of St. Petersburg, 16 great-grandchildren, and 5 great-great-grandchildren.
Services celebrating Wilma’s life will be at 11:00 A.M. Monday, September 10, 2018 at Johnson-Overturf Chapel in Palatka with Chaplain James E. Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Palatka Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Monday from 10:00 A.M. until the time of services at 11:00 A.M.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be sent to Haven Hospice Roberts Care Center, 6400 St. Johns Ave., Palatka, FL 32177 or to Rodeheaver Boys Ranch, 380 Boys Ranch Road, Palatka, FL 32177.
Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at Wilma’s Book of Memories Page at www.johnsonoverturffunerals.com.
Arrangements are entrusted to Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka.