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Rose Barber

September 2, 1943 — January 3, 2011

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Rose Ann Barber, 67, of Kingsville, Missouri, was born Thursday, September 2, 1943 in Kansas City, Missouri, the daughter of Orville Leo Holker and Mildred Arlene (Anderson) Holker-Fowler. She departed this life Monday, January 3, 2011 at her home.

As a young girl Rose lived in Kansas City and following graduation she worked as a model for the Betty Bonne Modeling Agency. Later, after her marriage to Elamon Barber, she became a homemaker.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Elomon ; two sons Joseph Barber and Jonathan Barber; one brother Cyrus Holker; and one sister Iris Gann.

She is survived by two daughters Espeeny (and Michael) Huffman of St. Charles, and Twila (and Troy) Adams of Excelsior Springs; Eight grandchildren Aaron, Alena, Jesse, Justice, Hope, Holly, Christian, and Alisea; three brothers Roger (and Linda) Holker of Kansas City, Mark (and Leann) Fowler of Olathe, and James Richard (and Cim) Holker of Springfield; four sisters Ruth Adkins of Kingsville, Diana (and Andy) Gill of Prairie Village, June Hudnall of Overland Park, and Cheri Rounkles of North Kansas City; several nephews and nieces; other relatives and friends.

Cremation has been accorded.

Memorial services were held Friday, January 7, 2010 at the funeral home. Reverend Gary Walton of the New Liberty Baptist Church officiated.

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