Maryanne Marie Barnard, (Grandma) passed away February 4, 2022 in Independence, Missouri at the Groves nursing home at the age of 87 years old. Marie was born in Kansas City, Missouri to Clyde and Lille Simpson and was the second to the youngest of 9 children, and the only girl. Her eight brothers and her attended East High School in Kansas City.
Marie married William H. Barnard III in 1954 the day after she graduated High School and the two were married for 68 years. Immediately after marriage, they moved to San Diego, California where William served in the Navy during the Korean War and Marie stayed on the base caring for their first child, Joy Lynn. Upon returning to Kansas City, Marie spent most of her professional career as an executive secretary at Merriam Laboratories and Research Hospital serving for the Vice President and President of the companies. In her personal time, she loved her family and extended family, and always made it a point to keep in contact with them all. She was so proud to have eight brothers and loved them all dearly and certainly could hold her own with any of them. Marie loved fashion and was always the sharpest dresser in any group. She also loved God and was a shining example of how to treat others in all situations. She was very involved with her church helping and working with the youth. She also spent many hours volunteering to help families who had lost a child after losing a daughter of her own, Sherri Ann. She also loved going to all her kids and grandkids sports games, plays and concerts. Marie also enjoyed sharing their lake home at the Lake of the Ozarks and enjoyed the lake life.
She was proceeded in death by her parents Clyde and Lillie Simpson, and her brothers Kenneth Simpson, Jack Simpson, Clyde Simpson, Clarence Simpson, Bill Simpson, Bob Simpson, Pete Simpson, and her daughter Sherri Barnard. She is survived by her husband William H. Barnard III, brother Richard Simpson, daughter Joy Hill, son-in-law Ken Hill, son William H. Barnard IV and daughter-in-law Jeannie Barnard. Grandchildren; Joshua (wife Amy) Hill, Jordan Hill, Jake (wife Jacque) Hill, Andrea (husband Kaleb) Lanning, and William H V (wife Megan). Great Grandchildren; Brynleigh Hill, Libby Hill, Evvie Hill, Asher Hill, Ryker Bruto, Reese Hill, Beau Hill, Liam Lanning, Lucy Lanning, and Maci Barnard. Marie also has two more great grandchildren on the way.
A memorial service will be at 3:00 PM, Thursday, February 10, 2022 at Langsford Funeral Home with a visitation following the service until 6:30 PM. We hope you are able to attend. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at act.alz.org in Marie’s honor.
Arrangements by Langsford Funeral Home, 115 SW 3rd, Lee’s Summit, MO 64063
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063
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Mom, I loved you like you were my own mother. I will always love you and have wonderful memories of you. Rest In Peace. You deserve it.
To Marie’s Family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. She was a cherished friend who I loved dearly. We worked, crafted and played together. The world was a better place with her in it. She was beautiful inside and out! My memories of her are many, and I will hold them close to my heart.
(Joy and Bill) I loved your mother dearly. She was so good to visit all her brothers and sister in laws even after her brothers passed. Her and had great big hearts and loved by many. I won’t be able to come to the service because I am having another chemo treatment Wednesday 9th and I can’t be around groups. I will be with you in spirit and pray for your families. Love Tish and Earl
Marie we just want you to know how much you have been loved by Jack and Ethel and all their kids. Give mom and dad a kiss for me till I see you again my lovely aunt and friend.
Love Tish and Earl
Oh Joy, I’m so sorry to hear this. I have so many memories of our families down at Pomme de Terre! Those memories are how I’ll remember her. Our prayers are with all of you.
All though i did not know Bill’s mother i do know her som Bill, and I have heard Bill say he the best parts of his mother and father. I have to say the years I have known Bill he is very kind and giving Individual his mother, I’m sure is very proud of him.
Bill so sorry for your loss.
Dad and I treasure all of our fond memories of Marie. Dad said that everything about Marie was good, that never could a negative word be said about her. He has always admired and respected his sister and grieves for her but looks forward to the day they will be reunited in heaven. Our thoughts and prayers for the Simpson and Barnard families.
It’s been a sad day knowing Aunt Marie has passed. I have so many fond memories of all the times I got to spend with her and Uncle Bill, Joy and Bill. Aunt Marie was such a beautiful person – inside and out. She was an inspiration to me in so many ways. She was a shining example of God’s love and lived her faith completely. Heaven gained a wonderful woman. My deepest condolences are with you all during this sad time of loss. Please give Uncle Bill my condolences and a hug for me. Love always, Linda (Helt) Payne
To Marie’s Family
Marie was my Executive Assistant when I worked at Marion Labs. She was a humble woman of integrity and utmost loyalty. Completely trustworthy. Her work ethic was always of the highest standards. Her strong Christian faith permeated everything she did. She taught me so much and extended grace abundantly to all she knew. She was a great person and friend. Her faith has become sight. Well done good and faithful servant. She touched the lives and souls of so many during her lifetime. I’m saddened to learn of her passing. It was a true honor to know her. She will be missed. My sincere sympathy to her beloved family and friends. God’s blessings to you all.
Brian (and Carolyn) Jackson