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Jo-Anne "Jody" Barfknecht

April 30, 1948 - August 28, 2016

Jody Barfknecht, age 68, passed away peacefully at home in Salem, Oregon. Born to Dorothy and Joe Kendrick, Jody lived most of her life in Salem. She is survived by her loving husband, LeRoy Barfknecht and her children, Dona Barfknecht, Dixie Jackson, Joel Barfknecht, Jerusha Malaer, Jesse Barfknecht, as well as her sisters Dorothy Prater, Beverly Wymer, Ellen Shadrick, Mary Loomis.
Viewing is Wednesday from 10am to 5:30pm at Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service. Services will be held at Salem Alliance Church on Thursday Sept. 1st at 11am.
Jody’s great loves in life were her family and her animals...especially her horses!
Her relationship and trust in Jesus as her Savior sustained through the “ups” and “downs” of life. Her greatest accomplishments occurred on the crisis hot line, touching and saving lives as a crisis counselor. She was also heavily involved in implementing the Clothing Giveway within the church. She will be missed immensely. We love you Jody!

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Jersuha thinking of you and your family. your mum is beautiful..

I wish I could take your pain away.  Her faith in our Lord shines bright even though she is no longer physically with us,  She didn't want tears for her because she knew she was going to be without pain and walk in the presence of Jesus and of course all her furry children who went before her. Much love to you all

Sam and I are so sorry for your loss.  You and your family are in our prayers.
Love ya,
Sam & Robin

To the family of Jody Barfknecht

I first met Jody when I worked for Roth's in west Salem.  She was one of the first customers to enter the store first thing each morning.  She brought with her a great big smile and a warm greeting.  Jody and I developed a friendship as she shared with me her faith and her daily challenges. I looked forward to her conversation.  It wasn't long before we both realized we shared friendships with many of the same people.  Mostly horse lovers, but with one of my favorite riding buddies Dona.  Jody and I grew to be good friends, even after I quit working.  She will be missed, and my thoughts and prayers are with each one of you

Dear family, may the Father of tender mercies  (Ps 83:18) surround you and give you comfort during this sorrowful time.  May God's promises soothe you. Revelation 21:4 and John 5:28,29