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Barbara Burlingame

September 19, 1952 — July 24, 2013


Barbara Lee Burlingame, age 60, of Kahoka, MO, died Wednesday, July 24, 2013 in the Fort Madison Health Care Center in Fort Madison, IA.

Barbara was born September 19, 1952 in Muscatine, IA, a daughter of Eugene F. "Pappy" and Darlene M. Honts Burlingame.

Survivors include two sons, Richard Paul and Travis Paul, both of Keokuk, IA; two daughters, Tammie McGee-Mitchell and her husband, Sam, of Kahoka, MO and Theresea Paul of California; one brother, Richard Burlingame of Kahoka, MO; two sisters, Mary Jones of Kahoka, MO and Robin Burlingame and fiancé Daniel Goff, of Revere, MO; six grandchildren: Joshua Paul Ater, Richard Paul, Jr., David McGee, Matthew Banes, Jr., Tabitha McGee and Elijah Stark; three step-grandchildren: Andrew (Cheyanne) Mitchell, Mandy Mitchell and Sara Bibby; two great-grandchildren, Addison and Natalie McGee; four step great-grandchildren: Madison, Jordan, and Merrikk Mitchell and Kadence Bibby; as well as nieces nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a grandson, Tony Paul; son-in-law, Michael E. McGee; and brother-in-law, Cecil Jones.

Barbara received her G.E.D. and additional nursing training. She was a CNA at LaHoma Gutting's Boarding Home in Kahoka. She returned to Muscatine where she worked in the restaurant business for several years. At her retirement, she was a dietary aide at River Hills in Keokuk.

Barbara had a strong faith and read her Bible daily. She enjoyed sewing, coloring, reading, dancing and listening to country western music. She had lived with her daughter, Tammie, and spoiled her kittens like children. She loved being with her family.

Funeral services were held Saturday, July 27, 2013 at 10 a.m. at Wilson Funeral Home with burial following in the Kahoka Cemetery.

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