Barbara June Pahnke
Barbara June Pahnke
  • July 6, 1949 - September 2, 2015
  • Centerton, Arkansas

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Barbara June Pahnke of Centerton, AR passed away on September 2, 2015. She was born on July 6, 1949 to Marvin and Frances (Snell) Runner.

Barbara was born and raised in Colorado but later in life moved to Arkansas to be with her family and friends. Although a large part of her heart would be forever steadfastly attached to the Rocky Mountains, she remained in NW Arkansas to be near her mother, for whom she was the primary care giver, and sisters as well her two daughters and their families, all of whom she deeply loved.

Barbara was a long time employee of Fuzzy Bones Dog Grooming in Bentonville. She had a kind and gentle heart toward all animals but had a special affinity towards dogs.

Barbara really enjoyed all things to do with ghost hunting. Unfortunately, she never found one in all her searching but all those who knew her are certain that if she had she would have been scared speechless! With her passing, she has left behind all her earthly worries along with her physical or mental pain and anguish. Barbara now soars throughout the heavens with our other angels!

She was preceded in death by her sister Joan Kay Phillips and father Marvin.

Survivors include her mother, of the home; daughters, Lynn Reynolds and husband Robert Clifty, AR; Brieanne Cagle and husband Tony, Sarcoxie, MO; grandchildren, Matt, Justin, Becky, Bobby, Madison, Eathan, Colton; sisters, Janette Erickson of Centerton, AR, Jean RunnerSmith and husband Jerry, Palm Bay, FL; and beloved dogs, Gabby and Char-Char.

Barbara will be missed by all who knew her. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Rogers or Bentonville animal shelters in Barbara's name.