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3701 East 7th Street
Joplin, MO 64801
Phone: (417) 781-1711
Fax: (417)-781-3916
Barbara Musgrave

Barbara Jane Musgrave (Bressie)

Tuesday, May 4th, 1937 - Sunday, September 15th, 2019
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Barbara Jane Musgrave was born May 4, 1937 in Joplin, Missouri to Isabel “Jane” Conway and Roy Benjamin Bressie. She and her brother Ronnie were later adopted by Jesse “Jones” Owen. After Jones’ passing, Isabel Jane married Richard Henry Blank, and Barbara and Ronnie lived with them in Joplin along with three brothers, Rick, Bob, and Dave Blank. Barbara’s first daughter was Linda Jane Doane, and after Barbara married Jerry Musgrave, she had her second daughter Julie Renee Musgrave. Barbara was a fiercely devoted mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother and was among the hardest working and most compassionate of people. She frequently outperformed her male peers working at a number of machine and manufacturing shops in the Joplin area. She later returned to school and earned her certification as an Information Specialist at St. John’s Hospital. Barbara was esteemed by all those she worked with there. In addition to being employee of the year, she survived the Joplin tornado of May 2011 while working there that day. She was able to escape the rubble, with her walker, a testament to her profound tenacity, strength, and grace. She later became a communications specialist at Joplin Mercy Hospital until she retired for health reasons in 2017. Barbara will be remembered by many as a powerful doer and provider, always with an unmistakable smile on her face. She unflinchingly cared for those in her life, from acquaintances, to co-workers, to family and friends. She was preceded in death by her brother Ronnie Owen, and she is survived by her daughters, Linda Arft and Julie Chicoine; three brothers, Rick (and Diane), Bob (and Sandi), and Dave; grandsons Justin Arft (and Elaine) and Caleb Chicoine; and three great grandchildren, Henry, Benjamin, and Penelope Arft. Barbara’s grace was only second to her humility and she made the world a better and easier place for everyone lucky enough to be in her life. Memorial services will be held on Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 2:00 pm at the Mason-Woodard Mortuary in Joplin. In lieu of flowers, do something kind and considerate for someone in the spirit that she would have.
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stephanie welch

Posted at 03:33pm
I will always remember Barbara for her compassion,kindness, her smile to others. A memory of her is when she came to work at St. Johns- she would always have plenty of snacks and her thick meaty sandwiches at her desk. I don't know how she got a bit of the sandwich; was so thick. But she did. She made me smile and laugh. And listening to her when she talked about her family that she valued very much.

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Blessings,
Stephanie Welch
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Pat Fredrick

Posted at 03:14pm
She was a favorite cousin and a kind and considerate soul! She had a beautiful smile and contagious laugh that I will never forget 😊 She will be missed by all who knew her 😇love and prayers Pat Fredrick
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