Barbara Hershey

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Barbara Hershey, 74, died May 30, 2013, at Springfield, Missouri. Barbara was born April 16, 1939, in St. Louis, Missouri. She was preceded in death by her beloved mother, Daisy (Walker), and father, John Hershey. She graduated from Affton Sr. High School in 1957, and married Wayne Eirich in 1958, and separated in 2004. She had a bachelor's degree from Central Methodist College (University) in 1961, a master's degree from Western Kentucky University in 1971.

She taught business subjects in the Hazelwood and Lindbergh School Districts, St. Louis, Missouri, (1961-1966). Also, synchronized swimming and physical education, Lindbergh School District. Barbara taught computer keyboarding and computer basics at Emily Gray Junior High School, Tucson, Arizona, and drove the school bus, 1972-1998. Barbara loved her children and grandchildren. She was always happy, and her heart was always filled with joy and happiness for her loved ones and the Father in Heaven. She was a loving and a beautiful person and a fantastic teacher; her students loved her greatly. She also loved her kitties, Hershey Kisses, Cuttels, Persila, Inky, and beloved doggies, along with her birdies. Along with her love for travel, camping in Colorado, cruises, Mexico and riding on a motorcycle.

Barbara is survived by her daughter, Shana (Eirich) Perez and her husband, Michael, of Cassville, Missouri; son, Christopher Eirich and his wife, Maureen (Martinez) Eirich, of Taos, New Mexico; grandchildren, Walker, Clayton, Addison and Alexa Perez, of Cassville, Missouri, and Daisy and Dean Eirich, of Taos, New Mexico.

She is in Heaven, spelled, HOME. She will be with us for eternity. She is sleeping now and in Heaven and is united with family: mom, dad, aunt Iva, grandma Lang, poppie Eirich, and others. He is coming to get us, the rest of her family soon. Her Cassville church family was also her heart and soul and gospel singing her joy.

Graveside services were held at 1:00 p.m., Monday, June 3, 2013, in Yocum Pond Cemetery, Reeds Spring, Missouri, under the direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville, Missouri. Reverend James Stewart conducted the services.

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