Barbara Maxine Richards, age 84 of Chelsea, passed away, Wednesday, June 6, 2018, at her home. Funeral service: 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, June 12, 2018, at Kloster Funeral Home, Brooklyn with Pastor Michael Kolesar officiating. Burial will be in the Brooklyn Cemetery. Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m., Monday, June 11, 2018, at Kloster Funeral Home, Brooklyn. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established.
Barbara is survived by her longtime companion Kenny Johnston; three daughters Patty (Dennis) Shine of Victor, Lisa Evans (John Griffith) of Victor and Becky (Scott) Morgan of Houston, Texas; five grandchildren Carrie (Nick) Krapfl of Marion, Robert (Jenny) Gasper of Indianapolis, Indiana, Heather (Scott) Stowell of Victor, Deana Evans of Victor and Ryan Morgan of Austin, Texas; seven great grandchildren Kendall, Blake, Hayden, Kamden, Quincie, Raegen and Keenyn; 5 step grandchildren Carrie (Chad) Williams, Altoona, Angela (Tim) Heishman, Brooklyn, Sara (Alan) Mohr, Ladora, Christopher (Tiffany) Shine, Marengo and Michael (Amanda) Johnston; 10 step great grandchildren Carson, Kayden, Dakota, Porter, Tyson, Easton, Ellie, Emma, Addi, and Jason ; and a brother Gary (Karen) Marcoe of Alvo, Nebraska. She was preceded in death by her parents; two sons Les and Dean; two sisters Bonnie Seefus and Phyllis Merritt; and a brother-in-law Mike Seefus.
Barbara Marcoe was born November 14, 1933 in Meadow, Nebraska, the daughter of Orval Collin and Francis Maxine Booth Marcoe. She graduated from Alvo High School in 1951. She was employed at Victor Manufacturing in maintenance for 22 years, retiring from there. Barbara enjoyed camping, and also wintering in Brownsville, Texas every winter. Going to garage sales, flea markets, going to casinos were some of her hobbies. She especially enjoyed cooking and entertaining family and friends at their home.