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Trudy Barber

February 25, 2016

Teresa “Trudy” Barber, of Springfield, Missouri went to be with her heavenly father on February 25, 2016. She was born to Geraldine and Norman Reese on October 29, 1960.  Trudy earned a Bachelor Degree from Fort Hays College in Communication in 1982, and then went to work for their Admission Office.  Trudy also worked in the Admission Office for Wichita State University, was a Trainer for Emprise Bank, served as a House Manager for the Ronald McDonald House, and later worked with Admissions for Berean Academy.  Trudy met her husband, Jim Barber, on a blind date on March 1, 1986. Jim knew the first time he met her, that he would marry her. They were married on August 30, 1986 in Logan, Kansas. Trudy and Jim were blessed with two sons, Blake and Brady. Trudy took great care to ensure that her boys were brought up in the way of the Lord. She loved them to the moon and back.  She was a prayer warrior, praying every day in her prayer chair for her husband, children, family, friends, our country, Israel, and however she felt the Holy Spirit leading her to pray. Trudy set out to finish her fight against the cancer in a way that brought Honor and Glory to her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  During the last years of Trudy’s life, the love shared within her family shone bright.  Her sisters were an incredible blessing to both Trudy and Jim, helping them at the home and spending time with Trudy.  Trudy is preceded in death by her parents Norman and Geraldine Reese. She is survived by husband, Jim Barber; sons, Blake and wife Katie Barber, Brady Barber; sisters, Barbara Deewall, Normadine Noone; brother Berye Reese; and many nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Trudy’s life will be held at 1:30 pm., March 2, 2016 at Berean Academy 201 Elbing Rd, Elbing, KS 67041.  In lieu of flowers, friends are encouraged to make a memorial donation in Trudy’s memory to any of the following: Berean Academy; Newton Christian Church; or Operation Broken Silence. Friends are encouraged to share how Trudy touched their lives in the comments below.

Celebration of Life Service 

1:30 pm., Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Berean Academy 201 Elbing Rd, Elbing, KS 67041.

Memorials Suggested

Berean Academy 201 Elbing Rd, Elbing, KS 67041

Newton Christian Church 210 Southport Dr, Newton, KS 67114

Operation Broken Silence P.O. Box 770900 Memphis, TN, 38177-0900

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10 thoughts on “Trudy Barber

  1. Jim, my prayers for you and your sons. This has been a long journey for all. May she rest in peace.


  2. My deep sympathy to the family as you suffer the loss, celebrate Trudy’s wonderful faith-led life and rejoice in her heavenly welcoming where she will see the face of God and continue to watch over you and influence so many lives in her heavenly state. I am praying for your comfort, strength, peace and healing.

  3. Jim and family – I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

  4. Trudy and I worked at Emprise Bank together as trainers. She was the light of our team. She always had a smile on her face and a Pee WeeHerman giggle that cracked me up every single time. I wish I was close enough to attend the services, but my heart and thoughts will be with her and her family.

  5. Jim and Family,
    I never got to know Trudy personally but if she is half the lady you told me about..wow… I am sadden for you all but thrilled for her; free of the wounds this life can bring and celebrating in the presence of God our Father. Please know that the entire Barnabas Family will be praying for you tomorrow specifically to bind your loss in the hope and master plan that our Father has for all of us. At the same time we will be celebrating with you in her memory. Praise God for you and for Trudy and the lasting legacy she leaves. How proud she must be!

  6. Our prayers are with the entire family during this difficult time. May you find comfort and strength in the lifetime of wonderful and happy memories.

  7. Jim, My prayers for you and your family on the loss of your wife. Please know that your old friends are here for you.

  8. Jim and family, I just learned of Trudy’s passing. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers and the light Trudy brought to everyone she met will never go away.

    Know she is with Him and looking down on you with her smile.

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