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“I understanding that I am two years late. Barb would understand..:) My heart sunk as I was looking on facebook for her. Ihavent seen her in 15...Read More »
1 of 30 | Posted by: JAY - PHOENIX, AZ - CLOSE FRIEND

“I just today learned of Barb, and now her dad, and am saddened to think that I shall never see her smiling face again. Barb and I tended bar...Read More »
2 of 30 | Posted by: g - NE - friend

“Barb was my next door neighbor from 1st grade until we graduated from High School. Oh the memories. From huge kick the can games that involved the...Read More »
3 of 30 | Posted by: Kim TePoel (Whitney) - Malmo, NE

“We came to know Barb in high school in Lincoln Nebraska. We extend our sorrow and sympathy to Barbs family and friends. She was a one of a kind! I...Read More »
4 of 30 | Posted by: Greg Grajeda / Jerry Alexander - NE

“The ability to reflect and refract light is responsible for the dragonfly's status as a "light-bearer," as well as a symbol of all the power and...Read More »
5 of 30 | Posted by: STACEY SPURLOCK - glendale, AZ

“Everyone, the service today was very beautiful.I've known Barbara for five years, always greatto be around. She knew my mother Peggy (84)and was one...Read More »
6 of 30 | Posted by: Dan Langford - Glendale, AZ

“I would call and say, "Mind if I stop By ?" And she would usually say, "O.K., but hurry. I have some where I need to be, and I can't be late." She...Read More »
7 of 30 | Posted by: Suzanne Webster - Friend

“It was July 29 1999 when I walked into my old haunt The Dunes. There she was the new bartender with a huge welcoming smile! People were buying me...Read More »
8 of 30 | Posted by: Ginny Keilback - phoenix, AZ

“Barbara had a spirit which is unforgettable. Her smile and bright disposition will be missed by us all. She always had a kind word to say about...Read More »
9 of 30 | Posted by: Doug White - Glendale, AZ

“TO MY FRIENDYou entered my life in a casual way, And saw at a glance what was needed;You said just what I'd hoped you would, And showed me...Read More »
10 of 30 | Posted by: Katie jo Parrish - Phoenix, AZ

“My life has been intertwined with Barb's for the last 18 years. We've shared many of the same friends, customers. employers, likes, dislikes, vices,...Read More »
11 of 30 | Posted by: Terry Thompson - Glendale, AZ

“I will TRULY miss Barb! I worked with her at the Amber Inn and I miss her running in late because she lost a shoe, keys, flat tire, toilet...Read More »
12 of 30 | Posted by: Angela Hall - Phoenix, AZ

“"Then one day an angel appeared." There are no words that can properly convey our deepest sympathies to Barbs family and friends. As unexpectedly as...Read More »
13 of 30 | Posted by: Chuck and Elaine Manny - Phoenix, AZ

“The past few months have been an over whelming journey for Barb and me as it has for everyone in Barb's life. The support for Barb and me through...Read More »
14 of 30 | Posted by: Bobby - Beach Park, IL - Brother

“A dear friend departed August 23rd. A sad day for all those who were fortunate to call Barbara Lynn Plantz a friend. Her beauty, outgoing nature,...Read More »
15 of 30 | Posted by: Mark Ferris - Phoenix, AZ

“It hurts my heart for Barb to leave us...but, she is in a much better place. I do and will miss her much more than words can ever say.Barb and I...Read More »
16 of 30 | Posted by: Nikki Brake

“I truely miss you Barb..... My thought go out to Barb's family. You are such a special person, you've touched so many hearts, especially mine.........Read More »
17 of 30 | Posted by: Natalie - Friend

“My fondest memories of Barb are the few times she should have been mad at me (I was being pest), but when I saw her she was just as sweet as can be,...Read More »
18 of 30 | Posted by: Keith Woosley - Phoenix, AZ

“i will miss you very much and all the fun time weve spent together over the years you will never be forgotten ”
19 of 30 | Posted by: Donna - friend

“we are so sorry to loose such a special person she will be missed very much but will always remain in or hearts are dearest sympothy to all family...Read More »
20 of 30 | Posted by: George and Donna - friends

“I met Barb a couple years ago through my boyfriend at the time Billy Fogell. Billy had always spoke so highly of her and after meeting her I knew...Read More »
21 of 30 | Posted by: Crystal Simeister - Acquaintance

“If you ever wanted to know someone who loved life, it was Barb. She was always on the go and always surrounded by so many friends. I will always...Read More »
22 of 30 | Posted by: Andrea Schoenecker - Phoenix, AZ

“My condolences to the Plantz Family, During this time of great sorrow, may it comfort you to know that others are deeply touched by your loss. I...Read More »
23 of 30 | Posted by: Tammy (tlbpta@yahoo.com)

“There are no words that I can say that will adequately describe the sense of loss I feel. I loved Barb as if we were related, she was always there...Read More »
24 of 30 | Posted by: carol moran - Phoenix, AZ

“I will always remember Barb's smile, her passion for life, and all the fun we had... WOW! what a fantasic lady! She was a true friend in every way,...Read More »
25 of 30 | Posted by: Patti Craghead

“My Aunt Barb~ I am so sad to see you leave but so happy you are in Gods hands. I will miss your smile and your love for life, (you never skiped a...Read More »
26 of 30 | Posted by: Danielle & Steve Kostner - NE

“Barb, I am so sad to see you go. You were a great friend with a special heart and a once in a lifetime charm. Thanks for being a special part of...Read More »
27 of 30 | Posted by: Jenn - Phoenix, AZ - Friend

“My sincere condolence is sent out to Barb's family, her Father and Brother-Bob. Also, to all of her friends that she came to know as family. as...Read More »
28 of 30 | Posted by: Billy Fogell - Phoenix, AZ

“BEST BARTENDER AT MOMS BAR EVER.... ”
29 of 30 | Posted by: PATSY HUBENTHAL WATKINS - PHX, AZ

“Barbara's smile and kind heart will be missed. We love you. ”
30 of 30 | Posted by: Marla - friend


Barbara Lynn Plantz was born in Columbus, Nebraska, on July 31, 1959. She left this world on August 23, 2010, at Hospice of the Valley in Phoenix, Arizona.

Barbara lived and worked as a bartender in Phoenix for most of her life. She made many friends over the years tending bar at My Ole Man’s, the Dunes, and Amber Inn.

Barbara was a fun-loving person who most enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Barbara looked forward to her yearly visits to Mexico with her father and others. She was an avid dart player and pool player, and loved going to the casino. A kind and generous person, Barbara’s big heart went out to people who needed someone to care about them. She was surrounded by her loving friends when she answered the “Last Call” at 1:50 AM and entered eternal life.

Barbara is survived by her father Robert L. Plantz and her brother Robert M. Plantz and his wife, Debra. She is also survived by an aunt Penny, nieces Danielle (Steve) Kostner and Elaine Plantz, and a great-niece Georgia Plantz. She is preceded in death by her mother Rose H. Plantz.

Memorial services will take place on September 2, 2010, at 11:00 AM at Greer-Wilson Funeral Home at 5921 W. Thomas in Phoenix, Arizona. A reception will be held immediately following the services at Amber Inn at 4238 West Dunlap Avenue,
Phoenix, AZ.