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Barbara Jeanette Combs Gardner, 80 – Passed March 25, 2019

Barbara Gardner, 80, daughter of Henry Clay & Edith (Faris) Combs, was born in St. Louis, Missouri. She passed away March 25, 2019 at her home in Elk Creek, Missouri.

Barbara was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Clair V. Gardner; and two brothers, Bill and Tom Combs.

She is survived by one brother, David Combs; four sons, James (Jodee) Marion, David (Sherrie) Marion, Samuel and Carmen Mendoza, and Tim (Sherry) Marion; one daughter, Tina Gardner (James, Sr.) Ayers; 11 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren.

Barb worked for several years at Brown Shoe Company in Cabool, Missouri, until she had to leave to care for her husband until his passing. Barb loved to sew, quilt and garden and spend time with family and friends. She passed faithfully as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

The family hosted a celebration of her life Saturday March 30, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Cabool. Cremation was under the direction of Evans Funeral Home.