Barbara attended Dixon High School in Dixon, MO where she was a cheerleader and loved attending the basketball games. She graduated in 1954. Barbara was united in marriage to Wayman Loren Baker on November 21, 1954 in Dixon, MO. She and Wayman moved to Independence MO. where he worked at Armco Union Wire Rope and they began raising a family.
Barbara was a great seamstress and crafter, and always loved decorating for Christmas. She was employed as a receptionist in a beauty salon and at the retail store Cargo Largo. One of her most loved hobbies was shopping with her daughter Carol Ann on basket sale day at Sutherlands where getting 100 baskets of flowers was her norm.
Barbara is survived by her children, Carol Ann Keith of Blue Springs, MO., Mary Beth Baker (Lynda Byerly) of Tonasket, WA., and Paul Wayman Baker (Gilda) of Independence, MO., brother, Joe Allen Jacques of St Joseph, MO., grandchildren; Chad Adams (Carrie), Amy Van Camp (Steven), Todd Adams, Justin Keith, Steven Smith Seattle WA., Dennis Kincaid (Jamie), Travis Earley(Brooke), Holly Meinershagen (Jason); great-grandchildren, Kayla Hudspeth (Aaron), Peyton Ultican, Ariana Adams, Easton Adams, Denny Kincaid (Angelica), Kobe Kincaid, Jaelynn Earley, William Earley, Tinsley Earley, Weston Meinershagen, Kyler Meinershagen, Rylee Meinershagen, Gabriella Moore; great-great grandchildren, Paityn Kincaid, Mason Kincaid, Nash Kincaid, and many nieces and nephews. Barbara is preceded in death by her husband Wayman Baker, parents Theodore and Elizabeth Jacques, siblings Betty Evans, Shirley Dickens, and Donald Jacques.
Barbara left this Earth with a strong faith and love of the gospel.
The family will receive friends and family from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. on Monday, May 9, 2022 at Meyers Funeral Chapel, 1600 West Main Street, Blue Springs, MO. with a short service beginning at 6:30 p.m. Graveside service will be held at 12:00pm Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at the Seaton Cemetery in Dixon, MO. Memories of Barbara and words of comfort for her family may be shared at meyersfuneralchapel.com.