Margaret M. "Marge" Barlow
A Funeral Mass for former Kiowa County resident and Lamar resident since 1981, Margaret Mary Barlow will be held at 10:00 AM, Saturday, December 13, 2008 at the St. Francis De Sales/Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Reverend Mario Murillo as celebrant with the Rite of Committal to follow at 2:00 PM at the Eads Cemetery. A Rosary Service will be held at 6:00 PM, Friday, December 12, 2008 at the Peacock Family Chapel with Deacon Henry Wertin reciting.
Visitation for Marge will be held from 9:00 AM until the time of the rosary at the funeral home chapel.
Mrs. Barlow, better known to her family and friends as Marge, was born on February 10, 1919 at Grinnell, Kansas to George and Mary (Tholen) Lubbers and passed away at Prowers Medical Center in Lamar, CO on December 8, 2008 at the age of 89.
She is preceded in death by her husband Frank A. Barlow on December 22, 2002, parents, brothers; John Lubbers, Vincent Lubbers and her sisters, Patricia Byers, Frances Lubbers, Mary Ann Cline and Catherine Kemp.
Marge is survived by her children and their spouses; Bill (Phyllis) Barlow of Eads, CO, Rex (Sharon) Barlow of Chivington, CO, Kirk (Kim) Barlow of Eads, CO, Joyce (Ron) Reedy of Lamar, CO, Keith (Gloria) Barlow of Eads, CO and Barbara (Niels) Hansen of Rollins, WY. Also surviving are 22 grandchildren and 40 great grandchildren, 6 great great grandchildren, and a sister; Irene Dreiling of Wichita, KS.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Kiowa County Health Nursing Services direct or in care of the funeral home office.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Barlow family,
We were all neighbors in the Rush Creek Community for years.
Lot's of good memories are still there.
The Koch kids and their families: Gene, Pete, Kenny and Pat
Marge was also an aunt and foster mother to me and my brothers & sisters. After her brother (my dad) John Lubbers died, Aunt Marge took in his youngest children to raise. She had already raised a family of her own, but she had a big enough heart to raise us too. She was a wonderful, loving, caring, giving person. She taught me so much about life and many of the things I teach to my daughter and tell her this is the way Mom Marge said to do things. I will miss her so much. Shelly (Lubbers) Hadley
There isn't room here to say how I feel about Aunt Marge. She was so warm, loving and giving. I feel so blessed that I got to know her these past few years. Without Aunt Marge I would have never known my wonderful family.
My thoughts and prayers are with the family, she will be dearly missed. We all know the Heaven's are blessed with a new Angel. Sincerely, Connie Brown
Joyce Baalman has told us of the death of your mother. Pauline Lubbers was my sister. My wife and my memories of your mother goes back to visits made to the Lubbers farm south of Grinnell in what is now thought of as the good old days. My wife has fond memories of teasing and being teased by one of her then small sons. She was a magnificent woman. Our sympathy is with your family. May her soul rest in peace. Robert & Loretta Waldman
Thinking of you.
from Linda and Dale Adamson
Dear Bill, Rex, Kirk, Joyce, Keith and Barbara,
I was so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. I know the sorrow and emptiness that you feel.
Your Mother was a very nice lady. Joyce, thank you for bringing her to Mother's funeral. It was nice that we all got to see her.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.
I have enjoyed playing dominoes with Marge and her friendship over the past several years. She was a great friend and wonderful women. Our heartfelt sympathies to her family and friends. She was and is truly bless and will be missed. You will be in our thoughts and Prayers.
Pat and Cindy Waldrip