Jan 14, 2020 5:57 AM

Mary Ann Barber 1957 - 2020

Posted Jan 14, 2020 5:57 AM

Mary Ann Barber, 62, of St. Joseph, passed away Thursday, January 9, 2020 at her home.

She was born September 16, 1957 in Harrison County, MO, daughter of Eunice Faye and William Barber. Her early years were spent in New Hampton, MO, and she moved to St. Joseph in 1967. She graduated from Central High School, class of 1975, and she attended Missouri Western State College. She married Jack Bidding, and to this union she had two children, Jessica and Gabe. She loved nature, especially plants and animals, exercise, and Jesus. She also enjoyed the Native American and Ancient Egyptian cultures. She was a member of St. Joseph Cathedral Catholic Church.

Mary was preceded in death by father, William Barber, and mother, Eunice Faye Findley Deatherage.

Survivors include her daughter, Jessica Faun Mann and her husband Steve Mann of St Joseph, son, Gabe Bidding of St Joseph, 5 granddaughters, Jazmin and Solana Rivera, Sasha and Julia Mann, and Evelyn Faye Bidding, sisters, Jan Lipira of St. Joseph, and Cynthia Barber of Cameron, MO, nephews, Angelo Lipira of Portland, OR, and Jeffrey Hartschen of St. Joseph, nieces, Jennifer Yarnell of St. Joseph, and Emily Skalski of Chapel Hill, NC.

Funeral services will 11:30 am Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at Rupp Funeral Home, Rev. James Barnett officiating. The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Tuesday at the Rupp Funeral Home. Rosary to be recited at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday by Father Sturm. Ms. Barber will be cremated following services. Memorials are requested to the Mary Ann Barber Memorial Fund, c/o Rupp Funeral Home. 

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Elizabeth Jane Ballard  1953 - 2020

Elizabeth Ballard 57, of St. Joseph,  passed away Sunday, January 12, 2020 at her residence.

Memorial Service 2:00 PM, Sunday, January 19, 2020 at St. Paul Lutheran Church.

The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Friends of the Animal Shelter in Elizabeth's memory.

A full obituary will be posted on this website at a later date.