Barbara Gertrude Mueller (nee Austin) 84, of Blue Springs, MO passed away November 10, 2011. Barbara was born in Independence, MO to Arthur and Harriet (Smart) Austin on January 4, 1927. She graduated from Buckner High School in 1945 and from Central Missouri State University in 1959 with a degree in Primary Education.
She began her teaching career at Bone Hill rural school in Levasy, MO at age 18. Barbara retired after 32 years in 1987, the last twenty years in the Raytown School district.
She was united in marriage to Jack Mueller on July 7, 1946. They were active and charter members of Timothy Lutheran Church in Blue Springs, MO. Jack and Barbara were married for 59 years before his death in 2005.
Barbara is survived by her son, Fred and his wife Mardine, her daughter Marilyn, grandson Kurt and his wife Nikki, and twin great granddaughters, Falon and Rylee, and her sister, Deane Schoonover.
Visitation will be 1:00 pm on Wednesday, November 16, 2011 with funeral service at 2:00 pm at Timothy Lutheran Church, 425 NW RD Mize Rd., Blue Springs, MO. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations in Barbara’s memory to Timothy Lutheran Church.
Arrangements entrusted to Meyers Funeral Chapel, 1600 W Main St, Blue Springs, MO, 816-229-3276. Memories and condolences for the family may be left at www.meyersfuneralchapel.com.