Barbara E. Stuart, of Blue Rapids, passed away on Friday, March 6, 2020, at her son’s home in Olathe. She was 90 years old.
Barbara was the daughter of Charles Manbeck and Sunshine Inez Strange.
She grew up in Blue Rapids, graduating from Blue Rapids High School in 1947.
She married Donald L. Stuart on December 9, 1948, at the Methodist Manse in Blue Rapids. Barbara attended the Blue Rapids United Methodist Church.
She was a member of the Order of the Easter Star. Barbara and her husband Don enjoyed many years of dancing at the Moose Lodge in Marysville where they were members.
Barbara loved being outdoors watching and listening to the birds while she worked in her yard. She also enjoyed helping others, often taking meals to folks she knew could use one.
Survivors include her two children: Kay E. (William) Baker of Irving, Texas and Lee C. (Sheila) Stuart of Olathe, by six grandchildren and ten great grandchildren, and by a sister, Virginia Levier of Manhattan.
Preceding in death were her parents, husband Don, who passed away in 2012, a sister, Phyllis Beer and two brothers: Chuck Manbeck and Keith Manbeck.
A private graveside service is to be held at Fairmont Cemetery in Blue Rapids.
Memorials are suggested to Asana Hospice and Palliative Care and may be sent in care of Terry-Christie Funeral Home at PO Box 61, Waterville, Kansas 66548.