Barbara Ann Ford

Barbara Ann Ford passed away on March 1st, 2023, at home surrounded by her family. She was born May 31st, 1937 in Independence, Missouri to John Murray Holland and Edna Golden Holland. She graduated from Northeast High School in 1955 and worked for Southwestern Bell, Western Electric, and AT&T until her retirement in 1988. She thoroughly enjoyed her 35 years of retirement, had a passion for creativity with crafts and enjoyed travel and helping with her grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Wayne Ford in 2021. She is survived by two children, Cindy Bailey of Independence, Missouri and Mike Loewer, of Naperville, Illinois and two stepdaughters, Deanna Ford and Devon Conger. She also leaves five grandchildren, Krista Brown, Sean Bailey, Corey Loewer, Chelsea Arnold, and Keenan Conger.

We love and miss you Mom, and you will be forever in our hearts.


  1. Tammy Bailey on March 10, 2023 at 7:12 pm

    We loved your Mom! She was so fun to be around and she loved you all so much. We will miss her happy smile. ????

  2. Beth Davis on March 10, 2023 at 7:44 pm

    So many great memories with your mom. She was always kind, and fun to be around. A memory that pops in my mind is watching her drive that big Chevrolet with her toes. It gave me hope that I could do the same…and that’s exactly what I did. Love you guys!

  3. Rod and Karen Messier on March 10, 2023 at 8:21 pm

    When we lose someone that is precious to us, we are left with a feeling of sadness. Whether it is a precious friend or a family member, the loss can be hard to bear. It is as if a part of you has gone missing. Throughout our life we amass collections of friends both far and near. Having close relationships help us feel as if we are not alone in the world. When we lose someone that is precious to us, we may realize that there is a certain aloneness that can never be filled. Barbara was that precious one that was always smiling. This world will be a lonely place without her. She is now an angel that will continue to look over us now and forever. We share your grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

  4. Jerry and Marie on March 11, 2023 at 6:03 am

    Barb will be missed and always remembered. She was like extended family.

  5. Paul and Mary on March 12, 2023 at 4:03 pm

    Cindy, we are very sorry for the loss to your family.
    Barb was a great person. I really liked her sense of humor

  6. Deb Stacy on March 14, 2023 at 10:29 am

    Our hearts are broken that our beautiful, kind and sassy Aunt has departed this life here on earth. She has now reunited with her Kenny and many others that have passed before her. We all know that she is up there keeping God on his toes! She brought many happy times and laughter to all of our lives that we will cherish forever, and we will miss each and every day. She loved and was so proud of her family. She was one who made many friends and wonderful times in life! “A life well lived with no regrets “as she told us. We love you to the moon and back Aunt Tommie! Until we meet again.

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