Barbara Pennewell Pickens

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.

5 Condolences

  1. Connie Sensmeier on January 31, 2012 at 9:25 am

    My deepest sympathy to the family. Al you were so good to her during her illness. She raved about you when I came to visit. I was so glad I made it to see the both of you before her passing. I will hold dear to that day. Remember the good times. Our prayers for your mending

  2. Louise on February 1, 2012 at 10:54 am

    You will forever be in my heart, Barb. We all love you and miss you!

  3. Angie McCartney Dick on February 2, 2012 at 12:01 am

    My heart go’s out to the family. May the lord be with each and everyone of you in your time of sorrow. god bless. sincerly Angie McCartney Dick

  4. Ja'nay Besser on February 16, 2012 at 12:34 am

    Al & family,
    Al I was so sorry to hear about Barbs passing. So very sorry. But God will take care of her now and her suffering & pain are no more. She will always be with you thru your 34 yrs of memories, your children & grandchildren,she will be there still watching over you, taking care of & loving you. Keep that in your heart Al and know Barb would want you to be okay now without her, because she’s okay and watched over and someday you will be together again.
    Take care of yourself Al & let your family take care of you too.

    As Always,

    The Besser Family

  5. Malarie Triplett on February 24, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    I Love You Grandma I Will Always Miss You With All My <3.

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