Barbara “Bobbie” June Houghton

Barbara “Bobbie” June Houghton, 84, Excelsior Springs, Mo., passed away peacefully January 25, 2017 at her home while reading her book.

Barbara was born December 15, 1932 in Faucett, Mo., to Frances and A.D. Parr. She later had a step father, Vivion Peters. She married John Houghton and they had four children, Debbie, Malinda, Rick and Connie. She worked and retired from Liberty Hospital. She enjoyed reading and spending time with her family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, John; son, Rick; along with her sister, Hariett; and brothers, Tom, Gene, Buck and Harlen.

Survivors include her daughters, Debbie O’Neal, Malinda and Mitch Dickey, Connie and Adolph Zuklin; grandchildren, Carrie Key, Damian and Trevor Zuklin, Austin and Justin Dickey; great grandchildren, Kerissa Hoover, Jace and Dominic Zuklin; one sister-in-law, Donna Podgerik; five nephews; seven nieces; and her best friends, Barbara Ballinger and Maxine Lawrence.

Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m., Saturday, January 28, 2017, with service immediately following at Bross & Spidle Funeral Home, Excelsior Springs. Burial at Glenridge Cemetery, Liberty, Mo.