Obituaries

Obituaries

Barbara Winans 1939 - 2008 Columbia, Mo.

Memorial services for Barbara Winans, 68, Columbia, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Memorial Funeral Home in Columbia. Mrs. Winans died Tuesday, May 20, 2008, of pancreatic cancer. She was born Oct. 15, 1939, in Moberly, the daughter of Daisy Blackwell Winans and Carl Russell Winans. She graduated from Longview Senior High School in Texas in 1957. She attended Christian College and received an associate of arts degree in 1959. She completed undergraduate and graduate degrees in education from the University of Missouri in 1961 and 1966. Mrs. Winans taught American history at Fulton High School and later worked as a librarian/media specialist in several schools in Missouri, retiring in 1994. She had worked as a Realtor with Coldwell Banker McGrew Real Estate in Lawrence, Kan., for several years. She then worked at Barnes and Noble in Columbia as a bookseller.She was a member of the Alpha Psi chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha. She was an active member of the Lawrence, Kan., Kennel Club and Columbia Kennel Club, where she was a lifetime member. She was also a member of the West Highland White Terrier Club of America and involved with several Westie rescue groups. Mrs. Winans received a certificate of merit from the national Zeta Tau Alpha sorority for her work as a member of the House Corporation and financial adviser for many years. She served as president of the Missouri Association of School Librarians and received its Special Service Award. She also served as president of the Columbia Community Teachers Association, Boone County Retired Teachers Association and Advisory Council of the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. She was secretary of the Missouri Library Association and Columbia College National Alumni Association. She was also selected for Outstanding Young Women of the United States and Who's Who of American Women. She was a member of the FA Chapter of PEO and the Beta Beta chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma.Survivors include her cousins Ruby Kilpatrick, Enterprise, Kan., Susan Taylor, Chapman, Kan.; Tracy Smith, Galesburg, Ill., Martha Ann Archer, Ohio, and James Blackwell, Salisbury.The family suggests memorials to Rock Bridge High School Media Center, Columbia College, School of Library Science and Informational Science in the UMC College of Education, Cottey College in Nevada, Mo., or Missouri Rivers Hospice of Columbia, sent in care of the funeral home, 1217 Business Loop 70 West, Columbia, MO 65202.Online condolences may be sent at <a href="http://www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com">www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com</a>.