Barbara Gene (Houck) Thomas, 69, passed away Monday, July 15, 2013 following a long battle with breast cancer. Barbara was born in Kansas City, KS and attended Wyandotte High School with the class of 1961. She also attended Kansas City, Kansas Community College in the Nursing Program where she made the Dean’s Honor Roll. Barbara was married following high school and raised 3 boys. She is survived by 3 children and their spouses, Eddie and Angela Thomas, David and Kristi Thomas, and Greg Thomas and Tina Haladay, as well as 10 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Barbara was preceded in death by her father, James Houck, mother, Letha Janette Crouch and siblings, Eugene Houck, Jimmy Hill, and Sue Mills. She also leaves behind 6 siblings, Bonnie Wheatley, Juanita Houck, Rose Yelton, Darlene Walker, John Houck and Christine Smith, as well as long-time friend, Ron Rasdall. Barbara will be remembered for her humble and loving spirit, always extending hugs, encouraging words and smiles.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, July 20, 2013 at 11:00 am at Judson Baptist Church, 8300 State Ave., Kansas City, KS, 66112. A luncheon will be immediately following. Contributions can be made in Barbara’s name to Judson Baptist Church Comfort Committee.