Barbara Moseley Thompson

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Barbara Moseley Thompson passed away Dec. 4, at her home near Walker, surrounded by her loving family. Barbara was born in Long Beach, Calif., to Warren Morris and Bertha House Moseley on June 13, 1937. They moved to the Moseley Family Farm during her teenage years, and she attended Walker High School where she met her future husband. She married Charles Vernon Thompson of Walker, on June 19, 1955. Together they ran Thompson Farms and raised their family of three children.

In addition to her work on the farm, Barbara was very active and generous to her community. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Nevada and gave her time to serve the church as treasurer for 20 years. She was a member of the Dianas and Chapter DW P.E.O. as well as a member of the first Hospital Auxiliary. Barbara served on the first board of the Vernon County Daycare, the Vernon County Board of the American Cancer Society and the Vernon County Youth Fair Board. She coordinated the Vernon County Youth Fair Royalty Event for many years and served as a 4-H leader. She was a Republican County Chairman, delegate to the Missouri State Republican Convention and County Coordinator for Senator Kit Bond.

Barbara and her husband Charles received recognition as a Missouri State Fair Farm Family, Vernon County Chamber of Commerce Agri-business award, Missouri Conservation Award and the Missouri State Farm Management Award.

She will be greatly missed by her husband Charles; son, Bob Thompson and wife Cindy; daughter, Dana Cavener and husband Greg; son, Brad Thompson and wife Lori; as well as her brother, Warren G. Moseley and wife Angela. Memories of "Mimi" will also be treasured by grandchildren Cara Hoover (Justin), Spencer Thompson (Lauren), David Cavener (Liz), Kathryn Cavener, Margaret Cavener, Nash Smith, Daven Smith, Matthew Thompson as well as great-grandchildren Burkley and Avery Hoover, and Emerson and Rhett Thompson. She also had a niece, Sherry Filtz and nephew, Warren F. Moseley.

A visitation will be held Wednesday, Dec. 7 from 6 - 7 p.m. at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, Dec. 8, at 10 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Nevada with Rev. Geg Ferree officiating. Private family interment will follow in Newton Burial Park.

Memorials are suggested to the First Presbyterian Church.

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