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Barbara Joyce Michaels

Barbara Joyce Michaels, age 74 of Springfield, passed away peacefully in her sleep July 7, 2020. She was born August 26, 1945 in Hollywood, California, the daughter of Dwain and Julie (Eberle) Koester. Barbara had a gypsy spirit that liked to travel. It was hard for her to stay in one place for too long. Along her journey, she touched many souls and changed many lives. Most would consider it an honor to get Bobbie's finger waggle, knowing she was always vigilant, expecting the best from them. On her final night Bobbie had a four generation sleepover with daughter Dina, granddaughter Taylar, and great granddaughter Kira. She is survived by her sons James Ford and Colt Utley and her daughter Dina Wallace. Her Grandsons Avian (James), Tyler (Dina), Chase, Tristan, and Stewart (Colt) and Granddaughter Taylar (Dina) and her 2 great grand babies Kira and Kyler (Taylar). It was mom's wish to have anyone wanting to express their sympathy to do so by donating to St Jude's Hospital in Springfield. Donation link: https://fundraising.stjude.org/site/TR/GiftFunds/GiftFunds?px=6684605&pg=personal&fr_id=39300 Cremation was under direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.

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Funeral Home Owner Feb 9 2021 12:00 AM

I am so sorry and shocked to hear that your mom, grandma and great grandma has passed away. She was a very special lady. And always there when I reached out to her since Taylar and Tyler were born. I was always thankful to her for that. Please know I am thinking of you all. I am sending you Peace and Comfort, Aunt DeeAnn Walker-King

DeeAnn Walker-King Jul 22 2020 12:00 AM