Karen Diane (Stringer) Barksdale

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Karen Diane (Stringer) Barksdale, 59, of Buckner, MO, passed away Tuesday morning, Sept. 9, 2014, at her residence following a lengthy battle with cancer. Cremation is planned, with a memorial service to be held at 2 p.m., Oct. 4, 2014, at the Speaks Buckner Chapel, 300 Adams St., Buckner, MO 64016.

The family will greet friends from 1 p.m. until service time Saturday at the chapel. Donations may be made to Continua Hospice Foundation, 13002 State Line Rd, Leawood, KS 66209.

Karen was born April 24, 1955, in Kansas City, MO to Joseph and Mary Ann (Munson) Stringer and has been a longtime Buckner resident.

She graduated from Cassville High School in 1973. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who enjoyed spending time with her family. She had worked as manager for the Casey's General Store in Higginsville.

She is survived by: her loving husband, Bob, of the home; two sons, Billy Barksdale and his wife Laura of Independence, MO and Robert S. Barksdale of Sibley, MO; her father, Joseph Stringer; three sisters, Joann Peck, Gail Stringer and Nancy Nichols and husband Steve Hudanish; four brothers, Kenneth "Bub" Stringer and wife, Angie, Randy Stringer and wife, Cheri, Phillip Stringer and wife, Kim, and Tony Stringer and wife, Sandy; five grandchildren (Katrina, Kayla, Kaleb, Vincent and Lucas) and one great-grandchild (Avril-Anne). She was preceded in death by her mother, Mary Ann Stringer and a brother, Ronny Stringer.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.speakschapel.com (Arrangements: Speaks Buckner Chapel (816) 650-5555)