Barbara Jean Cobb

Graveside services for Barbara Jean Cobb, 82, Eudora will be private family only. Barbara passed away Thursday, June 4, 2020 at The Kansas City Hospice House in Kansas City, Missouri.

Barbara was born on December 15, 1937 in Concordia, KS, the daughter of William and Geneva (Ross) Amspacker.

Barbara attended beauty school in Topeka, KS, after high school, and was a beautician for over 50 years. Most of her clients became dear friends and she cherished those friendships always. Barbara also loved to cook and bake and made many special meals for birthdays and holidays. She even made birthday cakes from scratch with her own home-made frosting that everyone loved to eat. She loved to fish with her husband Don as they fished many a weekend together at Milford Lake and even won some fishing contests. Barbara also had a green thumb and loved her inside and outside flowers and plants. She liked to garden too and would have fresh tomatoes, cucumbers and zucchini to eat.

Barbara adored her family whether it was going shopping or on trips with her daughters or spending time with her grandchildren and great granddaughter. She spent a lot of time babysitting, playing games, and attending their school and sporting events. She was loved very much by her family and will be greatly missed.

She married Donald Cobb on October 15, 1961 in Concordia, KS. He preceded her in death August 10, 2015. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Beth Turner.

Survivors include her daughters; Donna (Dave) Rodgers, Diana (Troy) Kelley; sister; Relda Vanlaningham; 3 grandchildren; Aleicia Cleveland, Brandon Rodgers, Lance Kelley and 1 great granddaughter, Aubrihanna Cleveland.

The family suggests memorials in her name to The American Cancer Society or The Kansas City Hospice House and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.

9 Condolences

  1. Trish Giordano on June 7, 2020 at 9:34 pm

    Hugs and prayers. I loved your mom and always loved when I would run into when she lived in JC. Trish.

  2. Patti & Rick Phillips on June 7, 2020 at 10:20 pm

    Such a very special lady; we will miss you! Love you always, Mom Cobb.

    Patti & Rick

  3. Robert J. Cleveland on June 7, 2020 at 10:29 pm

    Our prayers go out to the whole family. Grandmother are irreplaceable. Gone but not forgotten. Stay strong and God knows . From the whole Cleveland Family to your.????

  4. Kim Goodman on June 8, 2020 at 5:57 am

    Kenny and I send our condolences. What a very special lady we know will be missed . Sending prayers and love to your family .
    Love Kim & Kenny Goodman

  5. Laurie Crites on June 8, 2020 at 7:26 am

    We are so very sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. She was part of our family for many years.
    My Mother considered her not only her work partner but also her cherished friend. Our sincere condolences to your entire family.
    May she rest in peace amen,
    Our Love Cliff and Laurie “Fiffe” Crites

  6. Liz Schonberner on June 8, 2020 at 2:42 pm

    So sorry for your lose. Your mom was an amazing lady. My heart goes out to all of you..

  7. Phyllis Gibson on June 11, 2020 at 4:13 pm

    What a wonderful blessing to have had Barb for your mom. She was beautiful on the inside as well as on the outside. My mom, Jeane Huey treasured her as a beautician, but more importantly, as a friend. The way they enjoyed each other’s company is something we should all experience with a friend. Enjoy all those great memories your mom left for you.

  8. Terry VanLaningham on June 12, 2020 at 7:18 pm

    I am saddened by the passing of my Aunt Bobbi. I have many wonderful memories of spending time in Junction City and at Milford Lake with her, my Uncle Don and cousins Donna and Sue. Although I haven’t seen her in many years I can still see her face and hear her laugh. She was always so friendly, calm, and kind always serving her family and friends and I know will be greatly missed by all! Love and Prayers to you all.

    Terry and Kathleen VanLaningham

  9. Deborah Gibbs on June 14, 2020 at 9:18 am

    Our thoughts are with you during this time. We are so sorry for your loss. “Gigi will be in our hearts and memories forever.” Wishing you strength and peace during this hard time.
    From Boom and the entire Hubbard Family

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