Karla J. Drew - age 55 of Polo, MO passed away Friday afternoon, December 24th, 2021, at Liberty Hospital in Liberty, MO. Karla was born on March 16, 1966, the daughter of Frank and Patricia (Cox) Barklage in Kansas City, MO. She was a 1984 graduate of Polo High School. On June 16th, 1984, she was united in marriage to Billy Drew in Cameron, MO. Karla was a homemaker. She was always happy and outgoing; she was a people person. Karla loved her grandchildren and was the best Grammy, not only to her own, but to everyone. She loved her coffee and listening to the ocean waves on the beach. Karla made everyone feel like they were the most important person and always had the right words at the right time. She was a very spiritual person and devoted a lot of time to studying the Bible. Karla will be dearly missed by her family and many friends.
Karla was preceded in death by her parents and father in-law, Kenneth Drew. She is survived by her husband Billy Drew of Polo, MO; two children, Shelley Moore (Terry) of Polo, MO and Cody Drew (Kelsey Tornow) of Polo, MO; four grandchildren: Kenley, Emery, and Drew Moore of Polo, MO: Easton Drew of Polo; one grandchild on the way; three brothers, Roger Barklage of Polo, MO, Rodney Barklage of Riverside, MO, and Ricky Barklage of Excelsior Springs, MO; and her Mother in law, Shizuko "Sue" Drew of Florida. Several nieces, nephews, cousins, uncles, aunts, other extended family members and friends.
Memorial contributions are suggested to NephCure Kidney International in care of the funeral home. A Celebration of Life will be held at 7 PM Monday, January 3rd, 2022, at the Polo Christian Church in Polo. Friends may view and pay respects on Thursday, December 30th, 2021, from 11 AM to 7 PM at Stith Family Funeral Home in Polo. There is no scheduled family visitation. Arrangements entrusted to the care and direction of Stith Family Funeral Home in Polo. (660) 354-2214. Online guestbook at www.stithfamilyfunerals.com
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