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Barbara J. (Nixon) Underwood

July 18, 1939 ~ March 7, 2020 (age 80)



Barbara J. (Nixon) Underwood, age 80, of Gallatin, MO passed away Saturday night, March 7th, 2020 at NorthCare Hospice House in North Kansas City, MO. Barbara was born on July 18th, 1939 the daughter of Dr. Edward E. and Elsie (Miller) Nixon in Gallatin, MO.  She grew up in Gallatin and was a graduate of Gallatin High School.  Barbara attended college at Central Methodist College in Fayette, MO.  She was a bookkeeper for most of her working career. She retired in 2005 and returned to Gallatin from Kansas City. After retirement, Barbara was a cashier at Shopko and Elbert’s Department store in Gallatin.  She loved working in her yard and tending to her flower garden.  Barbara was strong willed and did things her way.  She was a huge Kansas City Chiefs fan.  Barbara was a member of the United Methodist Church in Independence, MO.  She will be dearly missed by her family and friends.

Barbara was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Speed Nixon.  Survivors include: her companion and best friend, Chief the dog; son, Ed (Susie) Feurt of Altamont; sister, Mary (Nixon) Bailey of Cameron; grandchildren: Philip (Jessica) Galloway of Bethany and April Klusman of Kearney; great-grandchildren: Taylar, Mariah, Mason, Mollie and Maggie; nephews: David (Lori) Swain, Michael Swain, Danny Nixon and Stanley Nixon.   

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Shriners Hospitals for Children or Green Hills Animal Shelter in care of the funeral home. Graveside Services: 2 PM, Friday, March 13th, 2020, Hillcrest Cemetery, Gallatin. There is no scheduled visitation. Friends may call 9 AM to 1 PM Friday at the funeral home. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Stith Funeral Home, Gallatin. Online guestbook at

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Graveside Service
March 13, 2020

2:00 PM
Hillcrest Cemetery
Gallatin, MO 64640

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