Waunita Cunningham Barks, 91, Corydon, died Saturday, July 30, 2016, at the Masonic Home in Louisville after a long battle with cancer.
Born Nov. 23, 1924, in Laconia, she was the daughter of the late A. Wayne and Estyal Shields Cunningham.
She was a retired farmer and housewife after working her early years at Bruce Fox and the Army Ammunition Plant, a member of New Amsterdam United Methodist Church and the VFW Ladies Auxiliary and served many years as a director for the New Amsterdam Cemetery.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Barks Sr.; two sons, Ralph, who died during childbirth in 1947, and Arthur Barks Jr. in 2008; three sisters, Mary Cunningham LaFollette, Bernice Cunningham Bennett and twin Wanda Cunningham Rissler; and a brother, Cletus Cunningham.
Survivors include two daughters, Alice Yeager-Frye (Jerry) and Fern Lawrence (Harold), both of Corydon; a son, Paul Barks (Cindy) of Corydon; a daughter-in-law, Rose Barks of Corydon; nine grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; and two brothers-in-law, James Rissler and Earl Barks.
Visitation: Sunday, July 31, from 2 to 8 p.m. and Monday, Aug. 1, after 9 a.m. at Beanblossom-Cesar Funeral Home in Corydon.
Funeral: Monday, Aug. 1, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with burial in New Amsterdam Cemetery.
Officiant: The Rev. Webster Oglesby.
Pallbearers: Matt Williams, Randy Yeager, Donnie Yeager, David Yeager, Aaron Barks and Matt Lawrence.
The family suggests memorial gifts to the New Amsterdam Cemetery Perpetual Care Fund or a charity of the donor’s choice.