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Barbara Ruth Owings, 72, of Kansas City, Missouri, died on October 13, 2015 at Kansas City Hospice House. A visitation will be held 3:00 – 4:30 PM, Sunday, October 18, 2015 at Heartland Cremation & Burial Society, 6113 Blue Ridge Blvd, Raytown, Missouri followed by a Celebration of Life service at 4:30 PM. Memorial contributions can be made to Kansas City Hospice or Wayside Waifs.
The daughter of Ethelyn and William Russell Owings, Sr., she attended Faxon Elementary School, graduated from Westport High School, and earned a BS from the University of Central Missouri. She taught in Kansas City high schools then worked for several text book companies. She was employed at Penn Valley Community College as continuing education coordinator from 1987 until retiring in 2003. She was in charge of business computer training. In 1995, she started the Penn Valley training center for GED and entrance placement testing.
Barbara was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, William R. Owings, Jr. She is survived by her dear friends Trudy Quick and Susie McWilliams of Kansas City; sister, Marilyn Pitz of Pittsburg, Mo.; her brother David Owings of Tulsa, Okla.; and nephews, William R. (Rusty) Owings, III, Kansas City, Mo.; Conrad “Chipper” Pitz, Eminence, Mo.; Nathan Owings, Bridge City, Texas; Jeremy Owings, Oklahoma City, Okla; nieces, Pamela Groblebe and Cindy Pritchett of Harrisonville, Mo.; Robin Ressel, Springfield, Mo.; Lisa Lewis, Lee’s Summit, Mo.; and Becky Owings, Yale, Okla.; brother-in-law, Conrad Pitz and sister-in-law, Priscilla Chansky, Olathe, and a host of dear friends.
Lisa Lewis says
Aunt Barbara you were a great spirit with a zest for life I know your in a better place now and as I think of you often I will look for you in all things that make me smile love you and will miss your presence in our life
Pamela Groblebe says
Thank you Aunt Barbara for accepting us as part of your own. I will always remember you fondly but especially on Christmas Eve, they will always be some of my favorite holiday memories spent with you.
Jack L. Casner says
Barbara and I worked together for many years in the Kansas City, Missouri Public School District. I cannot remember a time when we were not friends. I have great respect for her and her work.
Carol Goldstein says
Barbara you will be missed by all that knew you. I will especially miss you from our every other month Saturday luncheons. May your memory be a blessing to all
Patricia King says
Barbara will be greatly missed at our monthly bridge group and book club. I always looked forward to her lively conversation and seeing her beautiful outfits and accessories.
NANCY FERRELL says
YOU WERE FUNNY AND KNOWLEDGEABLE AND BEST OF ALL A GREAT DEMOCRAT! YOU WERE REALLY A BEAUTIFUL WOMAN WITH A SENSE OF STYLE. THANKS FOR WANTING TO MAKE LIFE BETTER FOR THE ANIMALS AT WAYSIDE WAIFS. MAY YOU BE WITH HARRIET AND ALEX.
yes please. Not knnoiwg at the time that it was the beginning of a life long friendship. He was always with Joe if not with Rachel growing up, and they have always been there for each other to the day. Tyler has been a blessing to our family in many ways and we will truly miss him and cherish the memories. We loved Tyler like family. To his family we will always love you and will help in any way we can.