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“I love you and miss you Grandma! ”
1 of 13 | Posted by: Jared Lambert

“Barbara was a wonderful woman, she taught me so much of my native heritage, she will be missed. My love goes out to the family. ”
2 of 13 | Posted by: Tiffany Williams Falkenberg - OK

“My thoughts are with you and your family. Garry Rich ”
3 of 13 | Posted by: Garry L Rich - NYC, KS

“Ron - I am so sorry to hear about your mother's passing. Although I did not know her well, the few times I met her it was clear how much she loved...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: Juli Watkins - Castle Rock, CO

“Barbara was a sweet person that loved her family very much & she will not be forgotten! ”
5 of 13 | Posted by: Deena Kendrick - Arkansas City, KS

“I worked with Barb, for a number of years at WSH&TC. I always considered her not only a good co-worker, but a good friend as well. She always proved...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: BOB MARSH - EDMOND, OK

“Barbara will be missed by her Mother, Josephine Wapp, and her brother, Edward Wapp, Jr. Her memory will always be with us in our thoughts and...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Edward Wapp, Jr. - Lawton, OK

“Am so sorry to hear about Barbara's passing. Have a lot of memories from younger years. Please accept my condolences and prayers. ”
8 of 13 | Posted by: Katie Coyne Littleton - Victoria, TX

“I am so sorry for your loss. I am so glad that I saw Barbara a few weeks ago at Aunt Jo's birthday party. I have been remembering her wedding and...Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: Becky Grinnell Loving - Shawnee, OK

“Please know that Barbara will be missed by many. Just saw her a few weeks ago and had a nice visit with her. So glad that I had a chance to be her...Read More »
10 of 13 | Posted by: Sharnell - Arkansas City, KS

“So sorry for your loss, Barbara was a great lady, and she will be missed. ”
11 of 13 | Posted by: Cheryl Bolack - Ark City, KS

“Im so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. She was a wonderful lady and awsome mother to you. You will be in my family's prayers. ”
12 of 13 | Posted by: Brooke Padgett - Arkansas City, KS

“Ron & family, Gary & I were saddened to hear of the loss of your mother. Know that you and yours will be in our prayers and thoughts in the coming...Read More »
13 of 13 | Posted by: earline & gary brown - tucson, AZ


Barbara J. Lambert, 71, of Arkansas City, KS died Tuesday, February 28, 2012, at the South Central Kansas Medical Center. The Rosary will be recited 7:00 p.m. Friday, March 2, 2012, at the Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 3, 2012, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Interment is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Monday at the Kansas Veteran's Cemetery, Winfield, KS. Barbara was born August 8, 1940, to Edward Wapp Sr. And Josephine (Myers) Wapp in Arkansas City, KS. She was reared and educated in Arkansas City graduating from Ark City High School in 1958. After high school she attended University of New Mexico where she received her Bachelors Degree in Recreational Therapy in 1978. On December 28, 1960 she married Joseph R.A. Lambert. The couple traveled with the Air Force to the Philippines and Germany before making their home in Arkansas City in 1979. Barbara worked for the Chilocco Indian School several years before working at the Winfield State Hospital as a physical therapist. In 2006 Barbara won the Ark City Human Relations Commission Diversity Recognition Award. She was a life member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary, Auxiliary of the American Legion, partial founder of All Nations Native American's Center, and served in the Arkansas City Human Relations Council. Barbara was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Survivors include her three sons, Richard L. Lambert of Arkansas City, KS; Ronnald G. Lambert of Lawrence, KS; Roland Lambert of Oregon; six grandchildren, Jared Lambert, Brenden Lambert of Arkansas City, KS; Brittney Lambert of Winfield, KS; Konner Lambert of Arkasnas City, KS; Mason Lambert of Lawrence, KS; and Andyn Lambert of Derby, KS. Barbara was preceded in death by her husband Joseph Richard Alphonse Lambert and daughter Richelle Lambert. A memorial has been established with the American Cancer Society. Contributions may be made through the funeral home. Arrangements are under the direction of the Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home. Online Condolences may be made at www.rindt-erdman.com.

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