Barbara J. Carlson
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Barbara J. Carlson , Age: 91
February 01, 1927 -- August 02, 2018

Barbara J. Carlson of Overland Park, KS passed away peacefully at Claridge Court Senior Living Community on Thursday, August 2, 2018.

Barbara was born in Wichita, Kansas on February 1, 1927 and graduated from Wichita Cathedral High School in 1944 and from Mount St. Scholastica College in Atchison, Kansas in 1948. While attending St. Scholastica, Barbara met the love of her life, Richard (Dick) Carlson. They married in 1949. As Dick’s career with Skelly and Getty Oil Company advanced, Barbara and Dick relocated several times during their marriage. They lived in Kansas City, Missouri; Hastings Nebraska; Dallas Texas; Omaha Nebraska and Des Moines, Iowa before returning to the Kansas City area in 1973.

Barbara was a loving mother and wife and an avid golfer as well as tennis and bridge player. She and Dick were married for 62 years before Dick’s death in 2012 and they met many lifetime friends through their recreational activities. They were active members of Indian Hills Country Club in Mission Hills, Kansas. Barbara and Dick were able to travel overseas extensively with their many golf and tennis friends.

Survivors include children Andy, Carolyn, John, Patty and Kim; loving sons- and daughter-in-law (Dave Kurtz and Jeff Ingram, Mary Carlson) and 14 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Barbara is preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Rose Larcher and brothers Edward, and Joseph Larcher, and infant brother Francis and infant sister Rosemary Larcher.

Services will be held at Cure of Ars Catholic Church in Leawood, Kansas on Saturday, August 25 at 10 am. A reception will follow the funeral mass at Indian Hills Country Club. A private entombment will be at Johnson County Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Cure of Ars Memorial or Rockhurst High School.

Additional Service: Funeral Mass
Location: Cure of Ars Catholic Church
Address: 9405 Mission Rd
City: Leawood
State: KS
Zip Code: 66206
Date: August 25, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM
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Mary Beth Cassidy August 06, 2018

friendmof family West Des Moines , Iowa

Dear Carlson Family, I offer my sincere condolences at the loss of your dear Mother. I enjoyed her company and she was always kind to me when I was with her. I remember her sense of humor, her graciousness and her fierce love of her family. May God bless all of you who grieve for her. Best, Mary Beth

Jo Anne and Troy Johnson August 07, 2018

Friend and extended family The Woodlands , Texas

What a beautiful tribute to Mrs. C! I met the Carlsons through my brother, Jeff, and always loved sharing time with Mr. and Mrs. Carlson at family gatherings. I loved Mrs. Carlson's perspective and spunk, and never had to read her mind, which was refreshing. I have much love and admiration for the Carlson family at large, and while there is grief in saying goodbye to a strong, faithful matriarch of the family, we celebrate her beautiful legacy in all her kids and grandkids. Troy and I send our condolences in remembering a wonderful lady in every sense. God Bless!

The Collison Family August 07, 2018

Friend of family Prairie Village , Kansas

Our deepest condolences to all the Carlson family at the passing of your mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. All of you are a tribute to what a wonderful woman she was. May she rest in peace with God and embrace your Dad and all her loved ones in heaven.

Robin Mahler August 07, 2018

friend of Carolyn , Barbara’s daughter Minneapolis , Minnesota

Carolyn , My love and prayers to you and your family. I’m here for you- Robin

Mary Catherine Treptow August 08, 2018

Friend of daughter Carolyn Minneapolis , Minnesota

My love and warm regards to all the family and friends of Mrs. Carlson.

John Carlson August 13, 2018

son West Des Moines , Iowa

Mom, I'm so glad that I had many opportunities to see you before you went to be with Dad again. I've thought many times recently how very fortunate Andy, Carolyn, Patty, Kim, and I were to have such loving parents as you and Dad. I miss you both but know that a greater life awaits us all that put our Faith in Him. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Have good belly laughs in heaven with Dad until we are ALL reunited !! I love you ! John