Barbara L. (Tapp) Vickers - age 96 of Lathrop, MO passed away Sunday night, January 3rd, 2021 at her home. Barbara was born December 22, 1924, in Prior (Douglas County), Missouri, the third of five children of Lester Lee and Nanny Purney (Kinman) Barr. Her parents and two brothers, Howard Barr and Ray Barr, preceded her in death.
Barbara grew up in Douglas County and was united in marriage to Donald W. Tapp on March 19, 1941. They were married 54 years until his death in 1995. They moved to the Kansas City area in Grandview in 1943 and raised three children. Their daughter, Janet Sue Tapp, preceded them in death in 1973.
Barbara and Don served as missionaries in south Texas from 1984-1985; Sierra Leone, West Africa, from 1987-1988; and Nigeria from 1991-1993.
Barbara was united in marriage to John W. Vickers, Jr. on April 4, 1999, and they were together 13 years until his death in 2012. They moved to live near family in Lathrop, Missouri, in 2007, and became members of First Baptist Church.
Her family includes children, D. L. Tapp (Patty) of Rogersville, Missouri, and Vickie Malott (Ron) of Lathrop, Missouri. She was “Grammy” to her grandchildren, Janna Segovia (Omar) and Jay Malott (Carrie), and great grandchildren, Keziah, Elijah, Titus, Eliyana and Jaikan. She also leaves John’s children, Linda Pratt and John Vickers III (Anastasia); and step grandchildren, Cindy Fry (Jason) and Steven Pratt, and step grandson, Byram.
Barbara is survived by a brother, Roy Barr (Delores); a sister, Margie Strohl; and a special friend, Roy Wieneke; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the First Baptist Church, Lathrop in care of the funeral home. Funeral service: 2 PM, Saturday, January 9th, 2021, First Baptist Church, Lathrop. Visitation: 1-hr. prior to the service at the church. Friends may view and pay respects 11 AM to 5 PM, Friday at the funeral home. Burial: Belton Cemetery, Belton, MO. Arrangements entrusted to the care and direction of Stith Funeral Home, Lathrop. (816) 740-4658. Online guestbook at www.stithfamilyfunerals.com
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