Barbara Faye (Feighner) Stice, 76, of Evening Shade, MO, was born March 7, 1938 in Shubert, one of 10 children born to Dean and Esther (Schulenberg) Feighner. Barbara left this earth to spend eternity with her Lord and Savior on March 3, 2015.
Barbara was married to the love of her life, Loral Stice on Feb. 6, 1954. Their early years were full of hard work and babies! Loral joined the army in 1959, and Barbara embraced the lifestyle of a military wife. While Loral was serving his country, at war and peace, Barbara was serving her family. She raised five boys with grace and love.
Barbara was a homemaker. She created a home of love, happiness, and laughter for all who entered. Most special to her heart were her grand and great grandbabies. She loved spending time and caring for them.
Barbara loved the Lord from a young age and in 2000 she joined Roby Baptist Church. The day she invited Loral to church with her would change their lives forever. They would spend their last 15 years serving the Lord together.They enjoyed going on mission trips with church and serving on church committees. Barbara spent much of her time at home praying fervently for others.
She was diagnosed with cancer in 2013. She bravely fought with strength, grace and courage. Never complaining and always smiling. Barbara led by example. She was the sweetest spirit ever to grace many of our lives.
She leaves behind her husband of 61 years, Loral; her sons and their wives, Ed and Joan, of Lebanon, Danny and Shirley, of Success, Scott and Paula, of Steelville, Lonnie and Star, of Evening Shade, and David and Jill, of Berryville, AR; 16 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and five great great-grandchildren; three sisters, and their husbands, Rita and Roy Adams, of Lincoln, Betty Henry and Jerry, of Falls City, and Connie Eicherberger and Vino, of Hiawatha, KS; three brothers and their wives, Ronald and Delores Feighner, of Falls City, Virgil and Marsha Feighner, of Falls City, and Robert and Sherry Feighner, of Phoenix, AZ.
Preceding her in death are her parents; two brothers, Herbert and Tommy Feighner; a sister, Luella Harrison; and two grandsons, Ken Maddox and Jimmy Stanton.
We are blessed to have had a Proverbs 31 wife, mother, sister, grandmother and friend:
“She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come… Her children rise and call her blessed, her husband also, and praises her. Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all. Give her the reward she has earned, and let her works bring her praises at the City gate.” Proverbs 31
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, March 9, in the Roby Baptist Church, with Pastor Brock Davis officiating. Burial in the C.T. Cemetery. Pallbearers were Vince Stice, Nathaniel Stice, Joe Stice, Daniel Cook, Chris Peck, Robert Hayes, Dawson Stice and Heath Turnbough. Memorials may be made to the Gideons, on line condolences may be sent to www.evansfh.com.
Services are under the direction of Evans Funeral Home.