Barbara Anna Herther

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Barbara Anna Herther, 80, of Schell City, Mo., the daughter of Donald Dorce and Doris Emogene (Minor) Whetsel was born Nov. 30, 1934, near Clark, S.D., and passed from this life on Feb. 11, 2015, at her home.

Barbara grew up on the family farm near Clark along with her seven siblings and graduated from Garden City High School in 1950. She went on to complete her education in 1952 when she received her teaching certificate. In 1955, she was united in marriage to Herbert M. Herther Sr. and to their union five children were born including twin daughters. She was later married to Earl Admundsen and was blessed with the addition of three stepsons. She was preceded in death by both of her husbands, in 2014 and 2002 respectively. Aside from being an educator, Barbara earned her Realtor's Broker License in 1974, and was a professional poker player in Las Vegas for many years. When health issues made it impossible to remain in her Lake Tahoe home, she moved to Schell City in 2013 to be near her daughter and son-in-law where she was residing at the time of her death.

Survivors include her children, Stacie Woldie, of Bismarck, S.D., Herbert M. Herther Jr. and wife, Carol, of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, Rebecca Burney and husband, Bob, of Schell City, Mo., Elizabeth Moxley and husband, Hans, of Kings Beach, Calif., and Jennifer Dixon-Herther, of Incline Village, Nevada; stepsons, Paul Admundsen, of Escondido, Calif., Barry Admundsen and wife, Linda, of Valley Center, Calif., and David Admundsen and wife, Andi, of Vista, Calif.; grandchildren, Brittany Tarchala and Steven, Bobby Burney and Jenna, Brooke Burney, Bethany Burney, Boaz Burney, Benjamin Burney, Brianna Burney, Herbert M. Herther III, Jameson Herther, Jeffrey Herther, Elizabeth Clark and Ethan; nine great-grandchildren; and other relatives and many friends.

As per Barbara's request, she was cremated and her ashes will be scattered in a favorite chosen location.

Arrangements for Barbara Anna Herther were entrusted to the Lewis-Hoagland Funeral Home in Schell City, Mo.