Barbara Sue Halverstadt

Barbara Halverstadt was born on May 24, 1942, to Lyle and Mary Chase in Chanute, KS. There she met the love of her life, Roy Halverstadt and they joined their hands and hearts in marriage on October 29, 1961 and were blissfully married for 60 years.

A memorial service will be held at 12:30 a.m. Friday November 19, 2021 at Christ Community Church in Lawrence. A private family graveside will be held at Oak Hill Cemetery.

Roy and Barb moved to Lawrence, KS in 1965 where they raised their two sons and she worked for the Lawrence Public Schools for 22 years.

She is survived by her husband, Roy; their two sons, Roger and his wife Tammy Halverstadt, Dan and his wife Jill Halverstadt; four grandchildren; and four great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one grandchild.

Barbara was blessed with a wonderful life and family where she enjoined spending time with friend and family, taking photos, and tole painting. She went peacefully to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, November 15, 2021.

The family will greet friends from 9 – 10 a.m. Friday, November 19, 2021 at the Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

Memorial contributions may be made in Barbara’s name to Visiting Nurses Hospice or Christ Community Church and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.

9 Condolences

  1. Cheri ....Bob Sharkey on November 17, 2021 at 10:00 am

    Barb was such a beautiful person. Have so many fond memories. Rest In Peace my friend. See you again some day!
    Roy and family our heart and thoughts go out to you at this difficult time.
    Love Bob and Cheri Sharkey

  2. Ruth H Foster on November 17, 2021 at 12:00 pm

    Hi Roy, I’m so sorry to hear about Barbara’s passing. She was such a sweet person. Although she has passed on to live with her Lord, I know she will be missed by you. May the Lord surround you and family with His presence and Love..
    Ruth Foster ( Ron Foster’s wife).

  3. Tam and Keith Karlan on November 17, 2021 at 6:08 pm

    So many memories with you both. Some with tears of sadness and more with tears of happiness. We have been so blessed by your friendship.
    God’s peace to you and your family.

  4. Marie White on November 17, 2021 at 6:22 pm

    A beautiful cousin. We grew up across the alley from each other. Always had a a smile and positive outlook. Will miss her but she is in a happy place with her Jesus, Mom and Dad. Sorry for her family.

  5. Connie & Denis Orman on November 17, 2021 at 10:40 pm

    Our Heavenly Father has called Barb home, which brings sadness… and peace… to our heavy hearts. If ever there was a shining light on this earth, it was Barb. Her light shined for all to see, and that light was infectious. Anyone whose life she touched knows this to be truth. As I sit here now a picture of the four of us hangs on the wall in front of me… a gentle reminder of the most wonderful friends, put into our lives at exactly the right time… if even for a short time. Too short of time.
    We send all our love to Roy, and prayers to the entire family, near and far. Roy, we know you have so much love around you… we regret we are far apart in miles, but our hearts are with you… all our thoughts… our memories… our prayers. Barb’s light will shine on, forever, in our hearts.

  6. PATRICIA BLYDENBURGH on November 18, 2021 at 5:53 pm

    Roy: So sorry to hear of your loss.

    Pat & Neil Blydenburgh

  7. John T. Harman on November 19, 2021 at 7:52 am


    Loved her Family very much. A Great Wife and awesome Mother. I referred to her Roy as Ma and Pa Kettle! She would smile and Laugh!

  8. Tom and Lynn White on November 19, 2021 at 4:53 pm

    Roy, so sorry to hear of Barb’s passing. We remember her as a nice and good person, know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  9. Bev and Arne Myrseth on November 29, 2021 at 6:58 am

    Dear Roy;
    We were truly saddened to hear of the loss of your dear Barb. Our hearts ache for you and we know how much you lived for each other and fot your family. It’s not easy to lose a lifetime partner.
    May you find shelter in the happy memories you shared together.
    We wish you a meaningful time of peace, reflection and prayer.
    With our sincerest condolences,
    Bev & Arne

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