Barbara L. Thomas, Age :73
Dec 15,1946---Feb 08,2020

  Barbara L. Thomas, 73, Kansas City, KS, died Saturday, February 8, 2020 at The Piper Assisted Living. Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m. with the  Memorial Service at 11:00 a.m. Monday, February 17, at the Porter Funeral Home, 1835 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, KS. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions to ASPCA or the American Cancer Society.
      Barbara was born December 15, 1946, the daughter of Robert "Buck" and Edith Masch Thomas. She was the granddaughter of Rudolph and Louisa Masch and Robert and Beatrice Thomas who were the owners of the Thomas Cafeteria located on Minnesota Avenue in  Kansas City, KS. She was 1964 graduate of Washington High School and received an Associate Degree from William Woods College in Fulton, MO and  then attended the University of Kansas.
 Barbara had worked as  a District Advisor for the Girl Scouts of America and then as an Administrative Assistant to the Dean of Social Sciences at Kansas City Kansas Community College retiring in 2012. Her life passions had been her rescue dogs, collecting Dragons and Thimbles, gardening, Star Wars and sewing, knitting embroidery and quilting and serving as a former President of the Greater KC Embroidery Guild.
  Barbara is survived by her sister, Edith J. Campbell, her nephew Thomas Barton Campbell and his wife Jenny and her great niece, Ansley H. Campbell.



Marie Feb 14 ,2020

Friend ,Overland park ,Kansas

I am truly sorry for your loss, she was a wonderful lady and always kind to me at KCKCC. My prayers are with you.

Susie Feb 14 ,2020

BFF-Forever ,KC ,Kansas

After 22 years with barb or my "other mother" as we would sometimes say, would talk everyday without fail. I will miss her so so much. She was my rock. There was no one like her, she will always be in my heart I Love You ALWAYS and FOREVER!!!

Edwina Smith Feb 17 ,2020

I was so sad to hear of Barb's death. She was such a help to me, an adjunct instructor, in her position as Administrative Assistant at KCKCC. I appreciated her kindness and missed her very much when she retired.

Nancy Winkler Fortier Mar 15 ,2020

Friend ,Smithville ,Missouri

EJ, we were on vacation during this time and do not take the paper anymore. I am so shocked....and so sorry to have not known this. Your family was such a part of mine, especially during our grade school years. I will never forget the trip to Yellowstone, the New Year’s Eve parties, times at your house. We had so much fun growing up. Barb was so funny and loved to make us laugh. Please know I haven’t forgotten you even though we have lost touch over the years. I will never forget...... Nancy

Pam willey ruder Apr 11 ,2020

Friend ,Ocala ,Florida

Edie, I have been trying to locate you for years. Email me when you can. I want to catch up. My phone is 5133151663. My address is 7680 sw 94 circle, ocala, fla. 34481. I'm so sorry about Barbara. Pam willey ruder

Memorial Service
Porter Funeral Home
1835 Minnesota Ave
Kansas City
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Feb 17 ,2020
11:00 AM
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