Barbara C. Fenske, age 66, of Purdy, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, November 17, 2009, in Lacoba Nursing Home, Monett, Missouri.
She was born January 29, 1943, in Barry County, Missouri, the daughter of William "Bill" and Maleta "Pat" (Bishop) Center. She was united in marriage to Braxton Gray and to this union one son was born. Later she married Paul Fenske.
She is survived by her son, Jason Gray, of Purdy; her mother, Pat Center, of Joplin, Missouri; one sister, Katherine "Kathy" Wilkerson, of Joplin and two grandchildren, Christine and Sara Gray.
She was preceded in death by her father, Bill Center on May 20, 2009.
Barbara grew up and received her education in Aurora, where she graduated from high school. For 20 years she was employed at First State Bank as a secretary. She was a member of New River Family Fellowship Church.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, November 20, 2009 at Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville, Missouri. Pastor Charlie Brown will conduct the services. Burial will be in Clio Cemetery, Jenkins, Missouri.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville.
Contributions may be made to New River Family Fellowship Church or American Cancer Society in memory of Barbara.