Pittsburg Barbara Jean Lemasters, 69, passed away on Saturday, December 5, 2009 at 8:15 P.M. at her home surrounded by her family.
Barbara was born November 24, 1940 in Detroit, Michigan the daughter of Robert I. Buckner & Grace (Parkhouse) Duffyfield. Barbara first married John Henry Zappa with whom she had five children and on April 16, 1971 she married Loren Ray Lemasters, Sr. in Murphysboro and together they have shared over 38 years of marriage and had two children.
Barbara was a homemaker; she loved going camping, and enjoyed outdoor outings with everyone. She was a member of the Ladies VFW Auxiliary. Barbara was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.
In addition to her husband she is survived by;
Daughter Brenda K. Crofford and husband Danny of Thompsonville
Son Brian F. Zappa and wife Oona of Harrisburg
Daughter Angela L. Poland and husband John of Pittsburg
Son Bob H. Zappa and girlfriend Becky of Johnston City
Son John A. Zappa and girlfriend Belinda of Cape Girardeau, Missouri
Son Loren R. Lemasters, Jr. and girlfriend Jennifer of Johnston City
Daughter Dana F. Farris of West Frankfort
22 Great Grandchildren
Many nieces and nephews
Preceded in death by her Parents, Sisters Marlene Peldo, Harrit Baxter, Francis June Buckner, Juanita Poole, Father & Mother in law Floyd & Cynthia Lemasters.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, December 8, 2009 at 1:30 P.M. at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home with Rev. Don Phillips and Rev. Don Travelstead officiating. Burial will follow in County Line Cemetery in Creal Springs. Visitation will be Monday evening from 5 8 P.M. at the funeral home.