Barbara E. Geest
Barbara E. Geest
  • July 2, 1944 - May 3, 2017
  • Kansas City, Missouri

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July 2, 1944 - May 3, 2017

Barbara Elaine Geest, 72, of Nashua, MO went to be with our Lord and Savior on May 3, 2017 after a brief period of complications due to a stroke. She passed into Heaven peacefully at NorthCare Hospice in North Kansas City Hospital surrounded by her family who loves her dearly.

Born to loving parents, Cecil and Geraldine Geest on July 2, 1944 in Marshall, MO, Barbara is survived by her brother, Ken Geest and wife Cindy of Allen, TX; sister Marsha Marrs of Nashua, MO; her niece Gretchen Geest of Fort Worth, TX; and her nephew Stephen Geest and wife Brooke of Poway, CA.

Barbara was a devout Christian who had an unwavering faith in Jesus. She committed her life to Christ as a young girl and she spent the rest of her life in service to her church. With her gentle and caring heart, she taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School to many young children.

Barbara graduated from North Kansas City High School in 1963. Shortly thereafter, she worked at North Kansas City Hospital for 25 years before retiring in 1988. She was a member of Metro Baptist Church (formerly Timothy Baptist Church) in Gladstone, MO where she and her family were original founders.

Barbara's last few years were warmly enriched by her furry companion, Princess, a sweet and loyal Sheltie who remained by her side day and night. Barbara enjoyed hobbies such as reading, journaling, crocheting, playing games, working puzzles and chatting on the phone with family and friends. She loved to attend Bible Studies where she enjoyed sharing her faith with many friends.

Barbara loved our Lord, her family and friends. We all knew this and were uplifted by the sweet innocence of her being present in our lives. We will miss her here, but we rejoice that she is dancing in Heaven .... with perfect feet! We love you Barbara!