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Barbara Repshire

Barbara “Barb” Ann Repshire, 56, of Newton, died Dec. 4, 2008, at Newton Medical Center.

She was a nurse, working in nursing homes, medical clinics, and with hospice.

Born March 17, 1952 in Omaha, Neb., she was the daughter of Arnold F. and Bernice E. (Lowe) Huigens.

She married Ray Repshire Nov. 1, 1992, in Newton. He survives.

She was preceded in death by her father, Arnold Huigens.

Other survivors include three sons, Christopher Crawford, stationed in Iraq, and his wife, Rochelle, of Theresa, N.Y., Timothy Crawford of Boulder, Colo., and David Crawford of Newton; a daughter, Amy Crawford of Newton; two stepsons, David Frost of Emporia and Cody Repshire and his fiancé, Samantha, of Sedgwick; a stepdaughters , Tandi and Michael Johnson of Fort Worth, Texas; a sister, Carolyn and Rex Savage of Florence; a brother, Roger and Valerie Huigens of Minneapolis, Minn.; and four grandchildren.

A funeral Mass was Tuesday morning at St. Mary’s Church, Newton, with a rosary said prior to the Mass with Reverend Jim Mainzer as celebrant.

Burial was at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Newton.

A memorial fund has been established with St. Mary’s Catholic School and may be sent in care of Broadway Colonial Funeral Home of Newton.

Last modified Dec. 10, 2008

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