Barbara Jeanne Dyer, age 80, passed away March 12, 2008, at Girard Medical Center, Girard, Kan. from complications to pneumonia.
She was born on July 2, 1927, in Iola, Kan., the daughter of Lloyd George and Fern Violet Lawless Hillbrant. She attended schools in the Fulton/Mapleton area and later moved to Fort Scott where she lived for many years. She married Hubert V. Dyer of Walnut, Kan., on Dec. 23, 1983, in Fort Scott, and they spent the next several years operating the B & H Bait Shop in Walnut. He preceded her in death on Dec. 9, 2000, and she moved to Arma until entering Sunset Manor of Frontenac in October 2007. She loved gardening and raising flowers, especially her roses.
Barbara had no children of her own but is survived by several nieces, including Ronda Johnson, her caregiver. She is also survived by family in the Iola area.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, a stepfather, Claude Hessong, a sister Betty Lloyd Sims Bernhart.
Following cremation, Barbara will be interred in Iola beside her mother. She requested no services, but condolences to the family may be left in the care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, Fort Scott.
Memorials in her name may be made to the Walnut Senior Citizens Center, 102 W. Front St., Walnut, Kan. 66780. Services under the direction of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott.