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Ola Mae Barnett


Ola Mae Barnett left her Earthly family and entered her new Heavenly home March 8, 2022, in Noble, Oklahoma, at the age of 88 years 1 month 4 days.  Graveside services were held Saturday, March 12, 2022 entrusted to the care of Wadley’s Funeral Service. Online condolences may be made at www.wadleysfuneralservice.com.

Ola Mae was born February 4, 1934, in Washington, Oklahoma, to Walter and Faye (Andrews) Madden.  She was raised in Washington, graduating from Washington High School in 1952.

Ola Mae married Bill Atkinson in 1952, and together they raised three daughters on their farm. They won the WKY-TV Farm Family of the Year in 1973. Ola Mae owned Hair Affair in Lexington and worked there as a beautician for fifteen years. She continued her work in Purcell at two other salons before styling hair at Wadley Care Center for three years, and volunteering in the Purcell Municipal Hospital gift shop for seven.

Ola Mae loved all things beauty and thoroughly enjoyed doing hair and makeup. Her greatest joy, however, was being a ‘mama’ and a ‘grandma.’ Ola Mae loved spending time with her family and cooking for large Sunday dinners. When the grandkids came over, you could guarantee she would have sweets waiting for them.

Ola Mae also enjoyed sewing, dancing, gardening, fishing, and being outdoors. She was a huge sports fan and would watch games any chance she had, especially when her beloved OU Sooners were playing. If there wasn’t a game on TV, she loved to watch “Wheel of Fortune.” The memories made with ‘Mama’ will never be forgotten.

Ola Mae is preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Faye Madden; her brothers, Robert Madden, Harold Madden, Aaron Madden and Bruce Madden; and her sisters, Thelma Looman, Wanda Stufflebean and Sue Melton.

Survivors include her daughters, Tijuana Rains and husband, Lloyd, of Purcell, Susan Reed and husband, Mike, of Norman and Darla Boyd of Noble;  her grandchildren, Darcey Cottrell and husband, Casey, Lindsy Jackson and Will Hammerle, Morgan Morrissey and husband, Seth, Dustin Boyd and wife, Erin, Mika Gray and husband, Zach, Asia Willingham and husband, Zach, Paige Rains and Alex Rizzo; her great-grandchildren, Taryn Cottrell, Casyn Cottrell, Tenley Jackson, Ellis Morrissey, Erin Gray, Elin Gray, Beck Willingham, Zane Willingham, Jude Cornelius,  Lennon Cornelius and River Cornelius; her sister, Judy Avery of Washington; her nephew, Corey McAlister and wife, April, and their children, Bailey and Allie; and numerous other nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.