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.