Shelia M. Craft-Barks, 47, formerly of Jackson, presently of White Rock, NM, passed away Sunday, November 1, 2015 at her home after a valiant battle with pulmonary fibrosis.

She was born November 5, 1967, in Cape Girardeau, to Junior and Laura Medlock Craft. She and Steven Barks were married June 2, 1994, in Oahu, Hawaii.

Shelia attended Jackson High School, graduating in 1986.  She graduated from Southeast Missouri State University in 1990, with a degree in Business Administration. She loved working with children, which she did at New Bethel Baptist Church and Lynwood Baptist Church locally, and more recently at White Rock Baptist Church in New Mexico. Shelia was employed at Barks Equipment in Cape Girardeau until the family moved to New Mexico in 2001.  She was then employed at Hartway and Breshears accounting firm in Los Alamos, NM.

Loving survivors include her husband of 21 years; three children, Thomas, Trisha and Travis; two brothers, Dwight (Cathy) Craft and Fred (Julia) Craft both of Jackson; a sister, Pam Henderson of Jackson; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Friends may call Monday, Nov. 9, 2015, from 4:00 to 8:00 pm at the chapel of McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson.

Funeral Service will be Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015, at 11:00 am at New Bethel Baptist Church near Pocahontas with the Rev. Chuck McCullough of White Rock, NM and Rev. Ken Grant of Jackson officiating.

Interment will follow in New Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery near Pocahontas.

Memorials may take the form of contributions to New Bethel Cemetery Fund, P O Box 602, Jackson, MO 63755.

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  1. David & Cindy Montgomery

    Dear Steve & family,

    We are praying that your family finds comfort, peace and strength in the Lord Jesus during this difficult time ahead of you. Shelia was always such a godly and loving friend to us and our family. She will be missed, but know that your precious wife and mom is in heaven with our Lord and Savior, and someday soon you’ll see her again. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

  2. Gregory A. Lincoln

    I am VERY SORRY and pray God bless and be with you and the children in this day of extreme sorry. We share you burden with you with our thoughts and prayers. “Sorrow may come in the night but joy cometh in the morning.”

  3. Tony & Kathy Gallegos

    Steve & Family,

    We are so sorry to hear about Shelia. We had wonderful times with the two of you when you bowled with us. Shelia was truly a beautiful person inside and out. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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