Barbara Jean Stone

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Barbara Jean Stone, 58, of Liberal, passed away Friday, April 15, 2016, at Landmark Hospital, in Joplin, Mo. She was born March 18, 1958, in Sonoma Valley, Calif., the daughter of Harold Edmond and Joyce Ann (Figueiria) Tinker.

Barbara was raised in California and later moved to Oregon, then Texas and has been in this area for the past 30 years. Barbara was a CNA and worked in the health care industry in Lamar and surrounding area. She was married to Ralph Steel, Bill Schleappe, Jim Hackett and Harry Stone who preceded her in death.

Barbara was a devoted mother, grandmother, and sister. Her greatest love in life was being with her family. She enjoyed doing arts and crafts, camping, fishing, playing board games with her grandchildren, traveling and going to the casino. She will be remembered as a person who was unselfish and always put others before herself.

Barbara was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters and is survived by son, James Edward Steel Jr.; daughter, Tina Marie Hillis, Nevada; grandchildren, Tonya Lynn Marie (Hillis) Clester (Cody) Trenton, S.C., William Charles Michael Hillis (Breanna) Iantha, Mo., Tiffany Shania Mera Hillis, Nevada, Jessica Spirling, Ga., and Tylor James Dixon, Falls City, Neb.; great-grandchildren, Jacob, Alisa and Nevaeh; brothers, Gordon P. Donoven and Tony Donoven, both of Sonoma, Calif.; sisters, Patricia Ackerly, California, and Pamela Rose, Nevada; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and special friends.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Thursday, April 28, in the Ferry Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in the Moore Cemetery at a later date. Family and friends will gather at the Ferry Funeral Home for a time of sharing on Wednesday, April 27, from 5 to 7 p.m.