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The Life and Legacy | In Loving Memory of Barbara J. Morgan.
Barbara, passed away peacefully on October 29th, 2021. She was born July 7th, 1943 in Sedalia, Missouri to Fred and Betty Fulton. She lived her life to the fullest, even when times were hard, she pushed through and always went above and beyond expectations. Married in 1960 she had 4 children: Ernie, Mike, Vicky, and Becky (Graham). Through the 60’s she took care of her children and the home, doing as any Mother would.
Through the 70’s and 80’s she started working as a waitress. She worked at Bamboo Hut, Country Kitchen, The Picnic, and The Tool Shed Lounge (Known as Sam), just to name a few. She made many friends and memories along the way. In 1981 and 1983 she welcomed her first granddaughters. She was a proud grandma and wore the title proudly! In the early 90’s you could find her working at SDI Outlet Store in Independence, MO. She adored her employers and customers. It was more like a family than a job. A host of more grandchildren came with the 90’s, 10 to be exact. In the late 90’s she started a new adventure: she trained to become a foster parent. She started taking children right away. Many came through her home and she loved them all like they were her very own children. She was just what many of these children needed. She taught them so much, but most importantly, she showed them love.
In the 2000’s she continued to foster and went on to adopt 12 girls: Charity, Kierah, Inez, Star, Taylor, Sarah, Laci, Chyna, Asya, Heather, Starlene, and Serenity. Her heart and home were full!!
Over the next several years she lost many loved ones: her parents; her sister, Susie; best friends Steve Koska and Peggy Carol; and her beloved dog, Mutsie.
The last 10+ years of her life she finished raising 2 of her 12 girls. Asya and Star, of the home, adored their mama, even at age 78. She was the hippest coolest mom a girl could ask for.
In 2009, Barbara helped launch a new ministry project. She is a founding board member of In His Name Ministries, the oversight ministry of Frugal’s Family Thrift Store. She had found a new passion in her later years. She enjoyed being in the store, visiting with customers, working in the donation center working along side family. Some of her duties included: sorting clothing, cleaning items, untangling jewelry, and most importantly, keeping everyone in line and keeping things running smoothly.
In her 78 years, Barbara’s biggest accomplishments were her 16 children, 30 grandchildren with Little Charlie B on the way, and 27 great-grandchildren.
She also leaves behind siblings: brothers, Jim and Mike; sister, Lulu; and half siblings, Steven and Gail.
Barbara lived life to the fullest. She never meet a stranger, she always fixed anything that was broken, even when others thought it was irreparable. She took care of everyone, and always wanted to give you a few bucks for gas! She was an inventor of everything and always gave the best advice. She wore many hats and earned the names: mom, grandma, memaw, aunt, sister, daughter, and friend. She was one of a kind and will be missed everyday we live without her.
In closing here are some VIP’s In Barbara’s life:
“The one who didn’t have to be”
“My name giver”
“The one who makes me laugh”
“The ugly, messy one”
“The little nutcracker”
“The one I got the first year with”
“My driving miss daisy”
“I love you like my very own”
“My partner in crime”
“The pretty one”
“My bagger, zipper, & taper”
“The reason for the tea lady”
As you can see, Barbara has left a lifetime of memories, laughter, and love.
Until we meet again, rest In peace grandma! You fought the good fight and you fought it well. Now you are at peace…. I will see you when I get there!!
In Lieu of Flowers donation can be made in Her name to Frugal’s Family Thrift store.
There will be a social gathering for family and friends Monday, November 8th, 2021 from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM at Heartland Cremation and Burial Society. 6113 Blue Ridge Blvd, Raytown, MO 64133.