Barbara Jean Wagoner of St. James passed away Friday morning February 14, 2020 at her daughters home in St. James. She was 70 years of age.
She was born January 13, 1950 in Rolla, Mo., the daughter of the late Joseph Leslie and Emily Marie Havens Smith.
On October 19, 1968, in Vichy, she was united in marriage to Richard Wagoner. He entered into rest September 14, 2016.
Mrs. Wagoner is survived by Daughters: Jacqueline Arnold and husband David of St. James, Lori Nicole Sarnowski and husband Troy of Gasconade, Mo., Alicia Rene Embrey of St. James and Kimberly Ann Wagoner of St. James, along with one brother Joseph Smith and his wife Alice of Kokomo, Indianda; sisters: Mary Garine Lindsey and husband Bill of Rolla, Vicky Lynn McCanahan of Edgar Springs, Pamela Knapp and husband Bruce of Chilhwee, Mo., Melody Ann Harris and husband Scott of Dittmer, Mo and Angela Marie Scheel and her husband Danny of St. James. 13 Grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren, with 2 great grandchildren on the way.
She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband and one Son-In-Law: Jesse Embrey brother-in-law: Darid Canahan and one great-grandson Micah Embrey.
Barbara had a big heart and loved her family dearly and especially loved spending time with her grandkids. She loved to crochet and enjoyed showing Jackie that she had crocheted more than she did. Barbara was very artistic and loved to paint. Her daughter Alicia took her and Richard to the Cardinal Ball games in St Louis and was so proud of the St Louis Jersey she would wear it for weeks at a time. One of her favorite past times was watching Cardinal Birds at the bird feeder as long as David would keep them filled, and when they were empty she would let him know. In her younger years she and Richard loved to garden and had big gardens and sold produce. No job was to big for Barbara, when she was in her wheelchair she would get down on the ground and pull weeds in the flower beds and startle the neighbors thinking she had fallen but she was just enjoying pulling weeds.She enjoyed being outdoors either gardening or fishing she loved to be in the sun. She will be sadly missed.
Barbara Jean Wagoner will lie in state Sunday morning at 11:00 a.m. February 16th, 2020 at the Jones Funeral Home in St. James.
Funeral Service will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Sunday February 16th, 2020 at the Jones Funeral Home with Bro Gary Teague officiating. Songs: Precious Memories, Shelter In the Arms of God, In the Garden, Farther Along, I Don't Know About Tomorrow and Building My Mansion will be played for the funeral. Pallbearers will be Bryan Arnold, Bradley Arnold, Celeb Sarnowski, Billy Arnold, Jessse Embrey IV, Joshua Sarnowski, Devon Webster and Vincent Webster. Honorary Pallbear will be Wyatt Webster. Burial will be in the family plot at the St James Cemetery.
All arrangements are under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Mo.
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