• Mount Moriah & Freeman Funeral Home
    Kansas City, MO
In partnership with the Dignity Memorial® network
Barbara T. Abernethy 1923 - 2012
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Friday, October 12, 2012
Dear Francie
I am so sorry to hear about your mom and I am just sick i didn't know until I ran into Gary Coleman at the grocery store. Your mom was a light in my life and she would often drive by my office and stop to say hello when i was on the porch having a cigar.To this day i remember how nice your Mom and dad were to me every time I was at your house. She was a wonderful lady and when i heard the news I just felt sick that someone so wonderful was gone. I am so sorry i missed it in the paper bu my prayers are with you at this time.There is an old irish blessing that says "May the Light of heaven shine upon her Forever". Please give my best to Rick, Randy and Barbara as I will always remember your family for the kindness they showed towards me.
Love Ya and All My Best to You

Tom Pruett
Monday, September 24, 2012
Barb was a lovely lady and a wonderful neighbor. We lived at 8902 Jarboe for almost 10 years. Our two girls always thought of the Abernethy home as the "ice cream house", as Barb shared the treats.
On our last day of packing and moving back to Columbia MO in 1995, Barb rushed over with bananas and granola bars and good wishes, a perfect example of what a kind lady she was. God bless Barb and her family.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Francie, Sorry to hear of your mom passing. I always enjoyed visiting with her at Clare Bridge. My prayers are with you and your family.

Patsy DeWeese Duncan
Thursday, September 20, 2012
My condolances to all the family. What a beautiful and classy lady she was. Doc was a wonderful man. My husband Bob worked at Merritt foods and he often talked fondly of them. Carol Greer
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Randy, Rick, Barbara, and Francie,
Your Mom was such a wonderful lady. During her time on Jarboe Street, Barbara exemplified what it means to be a good neighbor and a good friend. Barbara taught us what it means to treat people like family because in the 'hood on Jarboe that is exactly how she made everyone feel- like family.
Stefani, Linda and I send our sincere condolences.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Enjoy all the wonderful memories you all have of your Mom. My sympathy goes out to you all.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Thinking of your family during this difficult time. 8901 will always be the Abernethy house. Jeff, Stef and I think and speak of you all often and tell many old stories. Our favorite is all the neighbor kids playing kick the can and Laddie always showing whomever was "it" where we were all hiding. Thoughts and prayers are with you.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Nana, I know that you are up in heaven watching over us now. Lanie has been waiting for you because she is tired of taking care of Fa and Fannie. I believe that you are fishing and Fa is hunting with my little girl Rosario but there is always cocktail time. I will never forget the time that we spent together over the years. You will always be my one and only Nana. Love your granddaughter.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
The photos are beautiful. What a unique and special person she was. My thoughts are with you. -Andrea Pharr
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Jessica, your Nana was always so sweet. I remember going to her house many times. I'm so sorry for all of your loss. Thoughts and prayers with you.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Francie..I always remember your mom so fun when we were growing up south of the river. She and your dad always welcomed all the the kids who hung out at your home on Jarboe. Halloween was especially fun, your folks had lots of candy and neat decorations. My sincere sympathy is extended to the entire Abernethy clan....Cheryle (Johnson) Phillips
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Your mom was a very proud and a very great person Rick, our prayers will be for all of you!
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
What a legacy! I don't know this individual but I trust you all to be great people w/such a wonderful mother!
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
I always remember Barbara fondly as a friendly, always smiling person. I enjoyed the conversations with her as I came down Jarboe Street to pick-up Maureen Fitzgerald down the street.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
I first met your mom and dad in 1954 when I started to work at the ice cream plant on Independence Avenue.
They were two very special people and we had many good times together. Our prayers go out to you at this difficult time.

Dean and Shirley Winter
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