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Skivers, Barbara L.

Skivers, Barbara L.

July 9, 1937 — January 4, 2021

Barbara Louella Lang Skivers, age 83, passed away Monday, January 04, 2021 in Lexington, MO. She was born July 09, 1937 in Kansas City, MO, and was the last living child (of thirteen) of George Victor and Emma (Bowman) Lang. Barbara married William (Bill) Skivers on September 26, 1953. He preceded her in death on Feb 08, 2001. They had 6 children, (4 living, 2 deceased.) They lived around the Kansas City area and in Southeast Texas for most of their marriage. Barbara had a great sense of humor, and loved pulling pranks on family. She loved exploring in the woods, mushroom hunting, fishing, and gardening when she was able, and passed an appreciation of nature and history to her children and grandchildren. She also loved going to "The Boat" when she could, often winning just when she needed it most. A good cheeseburger and a beer was a favorite meal. Mom was happiest with a cup of good coffee or an ice cream in her hand, scratching a lottery ticket, or when she could see a "little one"- she loved babies and spoiling children. She was also very proud of her work with Hospice in the early 90's, helping families through their hardest days with love. Music was a constant in Mom's life, from childhood to the very end. An old radio played country music almost constantly in her kitchen, with her humming along, foot keeping time while she took care of her family. Familiar music became especially important in the last few years, always brightening her mood. Barbara was a wonderful Mom to her 4 children: Cindy (Joe) Perez of Lexington, MO, William "Rick" (Julia) Skivers of Odessa, MO, Julie Skivers of Kansas City MO Melissa (Rickey) Lamphere of Clinton, MO, and a beloved Grandma, Nana Banana, and MiMi to 10 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and 13 great- great- grandchildren.

Graveside services will be 1:30PM, Monday, January 11 at West Union Cemetery, Peculiar, MO.

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Graveside services will be 1:30PM, Monday, January 11 at West Union Cemetery, Peculiar, MO.

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To the family...I'm so very sorry for your lost. I didn't know Barbara but know her beautiful daughter Melissa. Your momma sounds like a great lady. Hugs to you all. God bless 🙏🙏

Jennifer Strouse

Barb, you was a amazing lady.. And will be greatly missed by so many . You was always so warm to me, and I am so proud to have known you all those years. Rest In Peace lady My deepest condolences and prayers goes out to Zoe' , Julie, Missy and the whole family With all my love Traci 💜 Traci

Traci Rodriguez -Hoover

Aunt Barb was a special person. One of first babysitters, I always felt she lost her Mom too young . Loved her as a strong woman and a great Aunt will miss seeing her smiling face. Love Patty

Patricia (jacobs) Roney

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