Barbara Rose Pennewell Pickens, 51, Lawrence passed away Sunday, January 29, 2012 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, after a long illness.
She was born March 28, 1960 in Kansas City, KS.
She attended school in Lawrence. Barb ran a home daycare for a time and always enjoyed
children. She was passionate about her grandchildren and in recent years enjoyed painting, craft projects and family.
She married Alvin Pickens February 7, 1979. They shared 34 years of marriage. He survives of the home.
Other survivors include her mother, Barbara Pennewell; her children, Monica, Jeni, and Wesley Pickens, and wife, Samantha Cady, Billie Chamberlin; four brothers, William, James, and wife, Chris, Joseph, all of Lawrence, Edward of Bandon, OR and 11 grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her father, William Pennewell and her brother, Vernon Dean Pennewell.
A memorial gathering will be held at Warren-McElwain Mortuary, Thursday, February 2, 2012 from 2-4 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made in her name to Barbara Rose Pickens Memorial Fund and may be sent in care of the mortuary.