Barbara N. Oyer, 78, of Gardner, passed away March 1, 2012 at Ottawa Retirement Village.
Barbara was born Oct. 7, 1933 in Ottawa, Kan. to Harold Jonas and Ruby Irene (Tedrow) Hoover. She graduated from Ottawa High School in 1951.
Barbara married Wesley D. Oyer in Ottawa on June 21, 1953. They moved to Gardner from Garnett, Kan. in 1966.
In Gardner, Barbara and Wes were the co-owners of Oyer’s Super Saver for thirteen years and the Big “O” convenience store for fifteen years.
She was a member of Calvary Baptist and enjoyed doing hand work especially cross stitching and making baby blankets. Barbara loved spending time with her grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Wes, in 2003; son Roger and siblings Oneita Hornbuckle, Junior Hoover and Lynn Hoover.
Barbara is survived by children Steve Oyer, Denise and Mike Chambers, Doug and Jan Oyer and Lanita Oyer all of Gardner; daughter-in-law Renee Oyer, Gardner; siblings Carol Paul, Gardner, Orpha Potter, Ottawa, Kan. and Donald Hoover, Calif.; 11 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., March 5, 2012 at Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, KS (913) 856-7111. Burial follows at Gardner Cemetery. Visitation was held March 4, 2012 at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Condolences may be left at