Barbara K. Dickerson of Parsons/Oswego, formally of De Soto, passed away on Monday, Sept. 2, 2019, at Freeman West Hospital, Joplin.
Barbara was born Feb. 21, 1941, to William and Jessie (Burrows) Haraughty in Oswego. She proudly graduated from De Soto High School.
She married Eugene Dickerson on July 6, 1963.
She worked in food services in De Soto, and for many years she worked for the Service Valley school district in Labette County.
She enjoyed baking wedding cakes and many other types of cakes. She made world renown cinnamon rolls. She worked as a florist in De Soto and in Parsons. The beach was her thing, and she enjoyed walking the beaches any chance she got, picking up sand dollars and the perfect shells. She always had a smile and the best ear for listening. She was such a kind-hearted, awesome soul to all she knew and a best friend when you needed one. Barbara always went out of her way to help and donated her time for all in need. Barbara was a longtime resident of Oswego.
She was a loving and special daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandma and great-grandmother. She was also a special friend to many.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Gene; a granddaughter, Robin Reed; her parents, William and Jessie Haraughty; two sisters, infant Shirley Haraughty and Donna Gavin; a brother-in-law, Stan; a brother, Mitch Haraughty; and a niece, Heather Haraughty.
Survivors include a daughter, Cinda Reed of De Soto; a son, John (Glenna) Dickerson of Peculiar, Missouri; three grandchildren, Rebeka Dickerson of Missouri, William Dickerson of the U.S. Marines and Nicole (Corey) Hurst of Tennessee; a great-grandson, Alex; four foster great-grandchildren, Jaylei, Shayla, Chance and Timmy; three brothers, Leonard (Christy) Haraughty, Rex (Tammy) Haraughty, all of Oswego, and Pat Haraughty of McCune; a special sister-in-law, Vicki Haraughty of Altamont; and a special son-in-law, Phil Reed of Kansas.
The graveside service was on Saturday at De Soto Cemetery, 34500 W. 87th St., De Soto. Cedar Crest Memorial Chapel, DeSoto, was in charge of arrangements.