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Barbara was a resident of Ava since 2004 moving from Thornfield, Mo., where she and her husband, John, owned and operated the Heriford General Store for 17 years. She was a retired elementary teacher for 31 years from the Thornfield School District.
On March 23, 1949 Barbara and John W. Heriford were united in marriage and to this union one daughter, Jana, was born.
Barbara was a Christian and attended the Thornfield General Baptist Church.
She loved reading and writing informative letters to family and friends. She also enjoyed visiting with all her family and friends.
Barbara was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, John in 2006.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Jana and Joe Hesterlee, Ava, Mo.; two granddaughters, Alicia Miller and Jaime Holt, both of Ava, Mo.; two step-grandsons, Bill and Jason Hesterlee, both of Ava; two great-grandchildren, Morgan and Zack Miller; four step-great-grandchildren, Tyler, Makayla, Shae and Devlin Hesterlee; one sister, Beverly Robison, Ava, Mo.; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Services for Barbara are Friday, Oct. 8, at 2 p.m. at the Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Ava, with burial following in the Thornfield Cemetery, Thornfield, Mo. Visitation is Thursday from 6 to 7 p.m. in the funeral home. Officiating will be Lewis Stern and Rev. John Haskins. Memorials may be made to Hospice Compassus, 807 N. Main St., Ste. 1, Mtn. Grove, MO 65711.
Online condolences may be made at www.clinkingbeardfuneral home.com.