Johnnie "Barbara" Rasmussen

July 16, 1943 - October 14, 2017


Johnnie "Barbara" Rasmussen was born July 16, 1943 to Johnnie J. and Velma B. (Morgan) Stevens in Morton, TX. She passed away Saturday, October 14, 2017 at her home in Weatherford, OK at the age of 74. Barbara graduated from Hinton High School and has lived in Hinton most of her life. She was united in marriage to G.L. "Ras" Rasmussen June 11, 1971 in Miami, OK, and he preceded her in death April 23, 2017 in Weatherford. Barbara was a master seamstress and could build just about anything without a template. She was very artistic and creative, could make a pattern out of anything, and enjoyed baking. She loved working alongside Ras in their homebuilding and construction business. Barbara was all about her family she cherished her time with her kids, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

She is survived by her two daughters, Jara Wilson of Carnegie, OK, and Ronette Thiessen and husband Tracy of Weatherford, OK; her grandchildren, Jared Hale and wife Shaylee of Hinton, OK, Brittnee Preston and husband Chris of Ashburn, VA, Myndi Hale of Edmond, OK, Trever Thiessen of Elk City, OK; 5 great-grandchildren, Jaron, Alyssa, Tylar, Adyssan, Benton, and one on the way; siblings, Joyce Stevens of Tuttle, Doug Stevens and his wife Janet of Elk City, OK, Sue Erickson and her husband C.D. of Tuttle, Ann Keel and her husband Jimmy of Hot Springs, AR, and Kay Ahern and her husband Mike of El Reno, OK; as well as many other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband Ras Rasmussen, parents, Johnnie Stevens and Velma Reece, daughter, Johnna Hale, granddaughters, JaLisa Hale and JaRay Wilson, and two brothers, Russell and Freddie Reece.

*In lieu of flowers the family has requested that donations are given to the National Center Missing and exploited children or relay for life.


Services: Emmanuel Baptist Church, Thursday, 1:00 pm, October 19, 2017, Weatherford, OK

Officiating: Mr. James Cudd

Burial: Greenwood Cemetery, Weatherford, OK, under the direction of Turner Funeral Home, Hinton, Oklahoma, condolences may be sent to the family at, or you can find us on Funeral Homes).