In Memory of

Barbara J. Nazworthy

May 25, 1927 - December 19, 2018


Barbara J. Nazworthy, 91, passed away on December 19, 2018. A visitation will be Saturday, December 22, at 1pm. Service to follow at 2pm Langsford Funeral Home, burial Lee’s Summit Historical Cemetery. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 57 years, Gene; and brother, Andrew Etter. Barbara is survived by her siblings, Jan Hammers, Tom Etter, and Sandy (Louis) Buntin; children, Doug (Carla), John (Kelly), Elizabeth (Don) Gooch, and Jim (Denise); 7 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Barbara was born on May 25, 1927 in Boonville, MO. She received her Bachelors in Education from CMS in 1947, and was a member of Sigma Kappa Sorority. Gene and Barbara were married April 17, 1948. They lived for most of their married life in Lee’s Summit, MO.

An avid reader, Barbara did the crossword puzzle in ink every day, enjoyed music, loved to dance, and went many times with her sisters to the Scott Joplin Ragtime Festival.

Barbara was involved in numerous organizations including PTA, Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, and she and her husband taught Sunday School classes. She enjoyed gardening, golf, bowling, traveling in their RV, and watching their horses race all around the country.

She made lasting friendships wherever she went. Above all else, Barbara devoted her life to her beloved family.


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Barb was such a joy to be around and she took an interest in everyone. She sent us the most special card this year to congratulate us on becoming first time Grandparents, and she wrote a note to us inside. Prayers for the whole Nazworthy family.

Was around enough to see Barbara give one of a kind of love and support to her family. So blessed to witness that kind of commitment in such a faced paced world. Barbara was her grandchildren’s biggest fan. Never missing a game. Very grateful I taught her two beautiful granddaughters gymnastics. She will be missed. Prayers for the family. Love Mrs. Michaelynn

Jim, Denise and family; you are in our thoughts and prayers, we always enjoyed talking with your mom at robotics events, what a sweet and wonderful lady she was, she will be missed.
Love, Lee and Mike xoxo

Barbara was the first person to greet us the first time we shared a family potluck together in the “Nazworthy” style. Her authentic interest in people and life was contagious. As she is dancing with the angels now, our thoughts are with you, her loving family.
Diann & Jim Rockwood


Saturday, December 22, 2018
Langsford Funeral Home
115 SW 3rd St
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063


Saturday, December 22, 2018
Langsford Funeral Home
115 SW 3rd St
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063