Barbara Ellen Sloan

Barbara E. Sloan, 80, passed away Saturday, May 5, 2012. She was born May 8, 1931, in Maryville, Mo. She was the daughter of Robert and Myrtle Medsker.

She graduated from Graham High School, Graham, Mo. in 1949. She moved to Leavenworth in 1968 when she married Gene Sloan. He preceded her in death in 1997. Barbara and Gene raised plants in their greenhouse and gardening was a lifelong hobby. She also enjoyed sewing and spending time with her family. She retired from Fort Leavenworth in 1995.

She is survived by her three children, Dennis Hagg of St. Joseph, Mo.; Debbie Poe of Lansing, Kan.; Ronna Moore of Savannah, Mo.; her stepdaughters, Debbie Wolfe of Overland Park, Kan.; Colleen Sloan of Houston, Tx.; Lynda Bridges of Lake Charles, La., her four grandchildren, Brett Poe of Lansing, Kan.; Scott Poe of Lansing, Kan.; Erin Farnsworth of Boonville, Mo.; Corey Farnsworth of Liberty, Mo., and her sister Gail Miller of Lansing, Kan. as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters.

The family requests donations to a charity of the donor's choice. The family would like to thank the staff at Twin Oaks for the excellent care she received while living there.

Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 9, 2012, at the R.L.Leintz Funeral Home. A funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. at the funeral home following the visitation. Burial will follow at Mount Muncie Cemetery.