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Cecil H. Barbour

Wednesday, July 5, 2006

Cecil H. Barbour, age 94, Walker, Mo. passed away Saturday evening July 1, at Community Springs Nursing Home following a short illness. He was born in Schell City, Mo., February 28, 1912, to the late Hubbard Hayden Barbour and Mary Isabelle Jenkins Barbour.

Cecil attended grade school at Prairie Valley Grade School and attended high school at Schell City, Mo. On Nov. 10, 1939, he was united in marriage to Lola Mae Radde. To this union, two children were born, Helen Marie and Kenneth Cecil.

In 1949, he and Lola Mae moved to their home in Walker, Mo., where he lived until he became ill.

Cecil was a member of the Schell City Masonic Lodge for over 50 years.

Cecil was a lifelong farmer, raised cattle, and he and his son enjoyed taking care of and harvesting pecans. Many days you would find them out in the timber cleaning up the pecan grove. Cecil was an avid hunter. He loved duck hunting, fishing, and for many years had running dogs and enjoyed coyote hunting. Cecil also had a love for music and in younger years he played the fiddle at many local dances. Even when he no longer played the fiddle, it was not unusual to see him and Lola Mae at the dances on Friday and Saturday nights.

Cecil was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Chester, Clarence, and Toots; and one sister, Beulah Murray.

Survivors include his wife, of the home; one daughter and son-in-law, Helen and Butch Bausch of Walker; one son and daughter-in-law, Kenny and Bobbie of Walker; one grandson Brian Bausch, and wife Kendra of El Dorado; four granddaughters, Kristy Padgett and husband Monte Nevada, Kelley Barbour of Florida, Brenda and Becky Bausch of Joplin; and two great-grandchildren Mikena and Kaden Padgett of Nevada. He is also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Graveside services with interment for Cecil Hayden Barbour were held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, July 5, at the Green Lawn Cemetery in Schell City, with brother Larry Brown officiating.

Service arrangements were under the direction of the Lewis-Hoagland Funeral Home, Schell City, Mo.

Memorials are suggested to the charity of the donor's choice.