Private burial will be at West Side District Cemetery in Taft.  Please join us to celebrate Barbara's life at the First Baptist Church, 220 North St., Taft on Monday, February 27, 2012 at 2:00 p.m.

Barbara Ann LaBrut passed away on February 23, 2012 after a short illness with pancreatic cancer.  She was born on July 25,  1929 to Del and Mary Knight.  Taft was home to her all of her life.  She was a stay-at-home mom while her girls were young.  Barbara went to work at Tidewater then Getty Oil/Texaco where she retired.  After retirement she enjoyed serving on the Taft Hospital Board and volunteering for Optimal Hospice.  Mom was preceded in death by the love of her life for almost 60 years, her husband, Robert LaBrut; along with her Dad and Mom; baby sister, Bernice; sister-in-law, Joy Archibald; brother-in-law, Delmar Archibald; and nephew, Don Archibald.  Barbara is survived by her daughters and their husbands and families, Peg and Wayne McKeeman and Judy and Dennis Shelby.  She was a special Grandma to Scott and Marli McKeeman, Craig and Pattie McKeeman, Alison and Ryan Myers and Lindsay Shelby.  She was also a loving “GG” to Blake McKeeman, Kambri McKeeman, Joseph McKeeman, Parker Myers, Reese Myers and Merrick Myers.  Barbara also is survived by her brother, Delbert and Edie Knight and their family; niece Gay and Ken Anderson and family; also nephew, Bob and Lori Archibald and family.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Taft Oilfield Museum or Optimal Hospice.  Private burial will be at West Side District Cemetery in Taft.  Please join us to celebrate Barbara's life at the First Baptist Church, 220 North St., Taft on Monday, February 27, 2012 at 2:00 p.m.  Visitation will be held on Sunday,  February 26, 2012, from 3:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Erickson & Brown Funeral Home.  To convey condolences or sign an online registry, please visit www.EricksonAndBrown.com.