Barbara Mae (Danneker) Bledsoe Pentecost, 79, of El Dorado Springs, Mo., passed away in her home on Jan. 19, 2013, after a long battle with cancer. She was born on Feb. 1, 1933, in Kansas City, Mo., to Ed and Eda Danneker.
She was preceeded in death by her parents; her younger sister, Thelma Jean; and her first husband, Dennis Bledsoe.
She is survived by her husband, John, of the home; her children, Suzanne Boggs of Edmond, Okla., Scott Pentecost of around the world, Kelley and Bob McFarland of Waynesville, Mo., and Bob Stacy of Ashland, Mo.; and stepdaughter, Kim Pentecost of South Carolina. She was the proud grandmother to seven grandchildren.
Barbara was a wonderful homemaker and a great mother. She also worked as the bookkeeper with the Rural Water District for 27 years. Barbara was a long-time member of the Progress Club. She was an active participant with the High Hopes cancer support group and the Eagle's social club.
After raising their children and retiring, Barb and John had many adventures traveling with their RV from coast to coast. They made lots of friends along the way.
Barbara will be remembered as fun loving. To her children she will be remembered as the "Best Mom Ever."
Funeral services for Barbara Pentecost will be held on Friday, Jan. 25, at 1 p.m., at Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home with the Rev. Chris Deines officiating and Bob McFarland providing music. The family will receive friends on Thursday, from 6-7 p.m., at Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home. Burial will be at the El Dorado Springs City Cemetery under the direction of Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home.
Pallbearers are: Bob Stacy, Kyle Boggs, Dennis Garrett, Ed Morlan, Jim Simrell, and Gene Westhoven. Honorary pallbearers are Matthew McFarland and Aidan McFarland.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to High Hopes or to the Nevada St. Paul Lutheran Church and left at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be left on the funeral home's Web site at www.blandhackleman.com