In Memory of Barbara "Barb" Ford


Dear MCB Family,

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Barbara "Barb" Ford of the South Iron Community Betterment Association. Barb served as a dedicated member and Treasurer of SICBA for many, many years. She was a familiar face to many at the annual conference; always carrying a friendly smile and a plate of 7-layer cookies for the local youth to enjoy. Her local community put it best when saying,
"Barb was always there--to lend a hand, to cook a dish, to offer a kind word, to contribute an idea--but most of all--Barb was always there."

Her Obituary reads:
Barbara Ann (Bryant) Ford passed away in her home in Annapolis, Missouri on August 4, 2016 at the age of 70 years 11 months and 26 days. She was born on August 9, 1945 in Lesterville, Missouri, daughter to the late Wallace and Beulah (Adams) Bryant. On August 20, 1965 she was united in marriage to Floyd Ford who survives. To this union one daughter was born: Lucy Ann Alcorn and husband Mike of Annapolis, Missouri. Barb is also survived by her brother Lyle Bryant of Pilot Knob, Missouri, grandsons David Alcorn of Saint Louis, Missouri and Chad Alcorn of Kirksville, Missouri, her mother-in-law Leota Ford of Annapolis, Missouri, sister-in-law Linda Kemp of Annapolis, Missouri as well as a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many, many friends. Barb is preceded in death by her parents Wallace and Beulah Bryant, a brother Arthur Bryant and a sister Irene Standley. Barb was a member of the Free Spirit General Baptist Church. She worked for 47 years in banking at Annapolis through three bank changes, finally retiring from Great Southern Bank. She was very active in and Treasurer of the South Iron Community Betterment Association where she spent countless hours working to better the Annapolis area. As a talented quilter, she was also a member of the Crazy Quilters Club.
Please join me in offering our thoughts, prayers, and condolences to Barb's family and the entire South Iron Community during this difficult time. May her example live on in all of us... and may she rest in peace.
Brett Dinkins
President, Board of Directors
Missouri Community Betterment 

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