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February 19, 1947 - July 26, 2019
Barbara J. Erwin
1947 – 2019
Barbara J. (Mills) Erwin, the daughter of Jess Harvey and Preshie Irene (Smith) Mills was born February 19, 1947 in Omak, Washington. She attended Tarkio Missouri schools and later earned her GED.
On June 11, 1964 she was united in marriage to Robert B. Erwin at the Tarkio Presbyterian Church. They made their home in Rock Port, Missouri and became the parents of two sons, Donald and Jon. In 1972, they moved to the Erwin family farm west of Fairfax, Missouri, where they lived to the present time.
Barb was a bookkeeper for MFA Oil in Fairfax, and a cook at Youth Services International and Eaton Corporation, retiring in 2008. But most of all she was a devoted wife, mom and grandma. She was full of joy; always singing, dancing and laughing. She loved being outside; mowing, walking, gardening. She also enjoyed baking, especially Christmas cookies, and crocheting, reading and shopping with Diane. Barbara passed away Friday, July 26, 2019, at St. Francis Hospital, Maryville, Missouri at the age of 72.
Besides her parents, Barbara was preceded in death by nephew, David Joesting and brother, Jim Mills. Survivors include, husband, Robert Erwin, Fairfax; sons, Donald (Jamie) Erwin, Kearney, Missouri, and Jon (Sheila) Erwin, Lee’s Summit, Missouri; grandchildren, Bethany (Fiancé, Chad Balke) Erwin, Jace Erwin and Thomas Erwin; brother, Harvey (Kyra) Mills, Tarkio; sister, Darlene (Kenny) Joesting, Rock Port; numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorial Services: 10:00 A.M., Tuesday, July 30, 2019, Davis Funeral Home, Tarkio.
Family Visitation: 9:00 – 10:00 A.M., Tuesday, prior to the services, Davis Funeral Home.
A private family inurnment will be held at a later date at English Grove Cemetery, Fairfax.
Memorials: English Grove Cemetery.
Arrangements: Davis Funeral Home, Tarkio.