Nov 26, 2019 2:35 AM

Barbara A. Klein 1934 - 2019

Posted Nov 26, 2019 2:35 AM

Barbara A. Klein, 85, of rural Fairview, formerly of Powhattan, died peacefully Sunday, November 24, 2019, surrounded by her family.


Barbara was born July 8, 1934, at home near Hiawatha, one of three children born to Calvin and Doris (Vigus) Shannon and has lived in Brown County her entire life. Until she was about the age of 8, her family lived north of Hiawatha upon which time they moved to a farm near Powhattan where she attended and later graduated from Powhattan High School with the class of 1952. Barbara worked a short time as a secretary before she married. She married Clifford Klein, November 29, 1953, at Hiawatha. They lived their married life south of Fairview where they operated a dairy, farmed, and raised Arabian horses. While her children were at home, she was totally involved with all of their activities. She especially enjoyed all 4-H activities including serving as Brown County 4-H Leader. Clifford died in July 15, 2003. She continued to live on the farm after his death where she was known for her beautiful garden, even at the age of 84! She was affectionately known as “The Lady in the Garden”.


Barbara was also preceded in death by her parents, daughter Gayle Klein in 1964, still born son David Scott Klein in 1962, and grandson John David Wenger in 1984.


Barbara was an active member of the United Church of Christ in Fairview and devoted to all the activities associated with the Church. In addition to her Church, she was also devoted to: the library, book club, culinary class, Christian Women’s Club, the Cozy Café Breakfast women’s group, and volunteering with NEK Hospice, all the while with her family being upmost important. Staying active was an understatement, and not to mention a fun person to be around!


Survivors include a daughter Kathleen Wenger (Ron) of rural Powhattan, son Rick Klein (Janet) of rural Fairview, sisters: Sharon Pontious of Hiawatha, Karen Duck (Bill) of Cascade, CO, grandchildren: Daniel Wenger, Faith Quilter (Patrick), Ashley Klein, Christina Klein Tross (Jan), great-grandchildren: Klein and Grace Quilter.


A Celebration of Barbara’s life is planned for 11 a.m. Wednesday, November 27, at the Fairview United Church of Christ, with Shane Spangler officiating. Private interment will be at the Powhattan Cemetery. Friends may call at the Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Hiawatha after 10 a.m. Tuesday. Family and friend will meet that evening from 6 until 8. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Fairview United Church of Christ or NEK Hospice, which may be sent in care of the funeral home, 124 S 7th St., Hiawatha 66434.

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Ryan Douglas Roseberry  1975 - 2019

Ryan Douglas Roseberry, 44, died at home on November 24, 2019, after a courageous battle with cancer.


Ryan was born May 27, 1975, in Norman, Oklahoma, the son of Harvey and Vicky (Smith) Roseberry. He graduated from Bishop LeBlond Catholic High School in 1994, and Benedictine College in 1998 with B.A. in Economics. Ryan married Connie Pike on September 17, 2005, and they had two children, Addy and Jake. He worked his entire career for the United States Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics as an economist. Ryan was an exceptional athlete and fierce competitor. Collegiately he played baseball and football. He adored his family and was an enthusiastic and vocal supporter at all of his children’s activities. He was a natural coach and loved coaching his children’s sports teams. He later turned his passion to golf and could be frequently found on a golf course. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the St. Vincent de Paul Men’s Club, where he was instrumental in increasing participation and growing camaraderie, particularly with its golf league. He was an avid supporter of the Kansas City Chiefs and the Oklahoma Sooners. He loved smoking meats on his two Big Green Eggs for family and friends. He was gifted with a great sense of style and had matching shoes for every outfit. He made friends fast and easily, his good nature and infectious personality will never, ever be forgotten. He made an impact on every community through which he traveled: Norman, OK; St. Joseph, MO; Atchison, KS; Chicago, IL, and finally, Omaha. To say his death will leave a void in the innumerable people who love him is an understatement. Life will certainly be less fun without Ryan.


Ryan is survived by his wife, Connie; children, Addy and Jake; parents, Harvey and Vicky Roseberry of St. Joseph, MO; sister Michele (Todd) Euler and their children, Hope and Elle of Bentonville, AR; aunts, Debby (John) Miljavac, Judy Smith, siblings in-law, Tina, Sarah, and Matthew Pike; many cousins, nieces, nephews, friends, colleagues, teammates, and people who loved him.


He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Virgil and Lorena Roseberry, Garth and Sally Smith; uncles: Kent Smith, Perry Roseberry, Clinton Roseberry, and aunt, Linda Daly.


Family will receive friends Friday, November 29th from 5pm to 7pm, St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church (14330 Eagle Run Dr.) followed by a VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Saturday, November 30th, 10am, St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Memorials are suggested to the Roseberry Children Education Fund.