Barbara Ann (Vinson) Petree, 77, of Sedalia, passed away Thursday, June 6, 2013, at Bothwell Regional Health Center.
She was born October 9, 1935, in Sedalia, daughter of Melvin and Annie Adair Vinson. In October 1950, Barbara married Raymond R. Bozarth. She then married John N. Petree in June of 1996.
Barbara worked at J.A. Lamy Manufacturing as a supervisor for many years before having to retire due to health reasons. She enjoyed fishing, and cooking for her children and grandchildren. She loved going to garage sales and playing computer games. She loved Jesus and was a supporter of Brothers of the Son Ministries. Barbara touched a lot of kids' hearts by having sit-ins at Vinson's Grocery Store.
Survivors include three daughters, Theresa Wolf, of Sedalia, Karla Kast, of Sedalia, and Melissa Hayworth (Donnie), of Smithton; four grandsons, Joey Whitlow, Andy Pyle (Jessie), Nick Lindenmeyer, Tyler Lindenmeyer; three granddaughters, Kena Jeffrey (Alex), Bonnie DeBates (Corey), and Emily Hayworth; four great-grandsons, Paxton Pyle, Dylan Whitlow, Kasten Jeffrey and Jonah DeBates; six step-children, John Dean Petree, Abbie Turner, Sheryl Michael, John N. Petree Jr., Lisa Rivers and James Petree; four brothers, Herman Vinson, Elwood Fisher (Kay), Jimmy Fisher (Debbie), and Steve Vinson; and four sisters, Janice Wiser, Karen Sherman (Larry), Melva Bosworth, Shirley Wilson (Arnie) and Kathy Farris (Ralph).
She was preceded in death by her son, Ricky R. Bozarth; her mother, father, and stepmother, Mabel Vinson; and two brothers, Larry Vinson and Dale Wayne Vinson.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Heckart Funeral Home, with the Rev. Donnie Hayworth officiating.
Casket bearers will be grandsons. Honorary bearers will be granddaughters.
Burial will be in Highland Sacred Gardens.
The family will receive friends from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Sunday at Heckart Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Brothers of the Son Ministries.
Condolences may be offered at www.heckartfuneralhome.com.
Heckart Funeral Home
903 South Ohio Avenue Sedalia, MO 65301
Published in SedaliaDemocrat.com on June 8, 2013