Barbara Ann Unrein

Barbara Ann Unrein, 92, of Girard, died at 2:40 a.m., Friday, December 27, 2019 in the Pioneer Ridge Assisted Living in Lawrence, Kansas.

Barbara was born September 9, 1927 in rural Girard, a daughter of George Joseph Davied, Sr. and Minnie Delilah McClelland. She attended school in Greenbush, Kansas and graduated from St. Mary’s High School in Pittsburg.

She married Herbert J. Unrein, Sr. on August 6, 1951 at Greenbush and they later divorced.

Barbara worked for 24 years as county office assistant at the Farmers Home Administration in Girard before retiring in 1983.

She was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church, St. Michael’s Altar Society, the George C. Brown Post No. 26, American Legion Auxiliary, and the Euchre Card Club, all of Girard.

Barbara enjoyed her church activities and for six years she assisted senior citizens with their taxes.

She was a short time resident of Lawrence, Kansas and she always enjoyed Bingo and card games.

Survivors include her son, Herbert J. Unrein, Jr. and wife, Roxanne of Lawrence, KS; grandchildren, Kevin Unrein and wife, Stacie, Oklahoma City, OK, Andrea Unrein, Wichita, KS; sister, Mary Jo Boyd, Pittsburg, KS; step-children, Luke Thompson and wife, Lauren, Matthew Thompson and wife, Ashley, Cole Thompson and wife, Sally, Kristen Olson and husband, Jon; two great grandchildren, Maggie and Garrett Unrein; and nine step-great-grandchildren, Miles, Price, Reed, Jane, Nora, Isabelle, Owen and Zoey Thompson and Vincent Steppe.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, George Joseph Davied, Jr. and John Lou Davied; daughter-in-law, Margo Unrein, and twin step-great-grandchildren, Hadley Elizabeth and Chase Elliott Thompson.

Funeral Mass will be at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, January 2, 2020 at St. Michael’s Church in Girard with Fr. Floyd McKinney officiating. Burial will be in St. Aloysius Cemetery at Greenbush. The Rosary will be at 7:00 p.m., Wednesday at the Smith-Carson-Wall Funeral Home in Girard where the family will receive friends following the Rosary. Friends may call after 2:00 p.m., Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to St. Aloysius Cemetery at Greenbush and these may be left at the church or the Smith-Carson-Wall Funeral Home, 518 W St. John, Box 258, Girard, 66743.

3 Condolences

  1. Kay Fogg on December 29, 2019 at 9:19 pm

    Herb, I’m so sorry for your loss! You’re mom was a lovely lady ! You’re in our thoughts and prayers. Hugs and prayers

    Kay and John Fogg

  2. Karen Schinstock on December 30, 2019 at 12:41 pm

    Herb, Kevin, Stacie and Andrea,
    I am so sorry about your mom and grandma! She was such a gentle, lovely woman. Such a kind soul! Your mom, Margo brought her to our house with doughnuts and we use to sit and chit chatted a lot. I loved her so much.❤️❤️❤️ Heaven gained an Angel!

  3. Les & Terry Evans on December 31, 2019 at 1:23 am

    Herb, Kevin, Stacie & Andrea,
    Our love and thoughts are with you. Many great memories of time spent with your family and Grandma Unrein back in the day.

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