Barbara Joyce O’Brien, 87, of North Platte passed away on Thursday, June 28, 2018 at North Platte Care Center.

Barbara O’Brien

Barbara was born Nov. 27, 1930 in North Platte to Harold and Laura (McMichael) Jolliffe. She grew up and attended school in North Platte.

She married Wayne Harriman and they later divorced. She was then married to Scotty Engleman for many years and they later divorced as well. She married Dan O’Brien and spent many loving years with him prior to his death.

Barbara worked for many years in North Platte until her retirement.

She enjoyed going to bingo two nights each week and being able to visit with all of her bingo friends. She was a member of the VFW and Eagles Clubs; she enjoyed reading in her spare time, doing word search activity books, and watching game shows while relaxing at her home.

She enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She loved baking treats for them, especially around the holidays.

Barbara is survived by her children, Chris (Roger) Effenbeck of North Platte, Steve Engleman of Sutherland, Kevin Engleman, Sr., Harold Harriman, and Terry (Wendy) Engleman, all of North Platte; daughter-in-law, Virginia Engleman of Sutherland; grandchildren, Whitney(Justin) Petska, John Engleman, Trent Engleman, Jennifer Brown, and Carrie Engleman, all of North Platte, Kristi Effenbeck of Lincoln, Shawna (Erik) Cassen of Topeka, Kan., Becky Negley of Paxton, Tony Harriman of Idaho, Melissa Engleman and Tia (Anthony) Engleman, both of Cozad, Randall (Phuong) Engleman II of Texas, Sara (Brandon) Wilson and Joanna (Mike)Hoover of Kansas City; and other family.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Wayne Harriman, Scotty Engleman, and Dan O’Brien; son, Edward and his wife Julie Engleman; son, Randy Engleman; and grandson, Kevin Engleman, Jr.

Cremation was chosen and a memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 10 at Adams & Swanson Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements. Pastor Gary Smith will officiate. Inurnment will follow at the North Platte Cemetery.

Those wishing to do so may sign the register book from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, July 9 at Adams & Swanson Funeral Home.

Memorials are suggested to the North Platte Care Center and online condolences may be shared at