Barbara Kleier


January 31, 2015 - 12:00 AM

Barbara Janet Kleier, 84, of Wellsville, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, at the Wellsville Retirement Community.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Monday, at Dengel & Son Mortuary.
Friends may pay their respects to Mrs. Kleier from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the mortuary. The family will meet with friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday, prior to services.
Interment is at Wellsville Cemetery, Wellsville.
Barbara was born on Dec. 20, 1930 in Humboldt, the daughter of William and Jewel (Pearman) McGie.
She resided in Iola, Wichita, Gas City and Overland Park, before moving to Wellsville in 1968.
Barbara graduated from Iola High School with the class of 1948.
On March 26, 1948, Barbara was united in marriage with Bob Kleier in Eureka Springs, Ark. Barbara and Bob were very generous in giving to various charitable organizations throughout their lives and they donated the money to build the Wellsville City Hall. He survives of their home.
 Other survivors include her four children: Kay Bowers and husband, Roger of Peculiar, Mo., Janet Keim of Lawrence, Kim Cash and husband, John of Spring Hill, Ron Kleier and wife, Sandra of Rantoul; two sisters, Mary Jo Lear of Hot Springs, Ark., and Karen Hardesty and husband, Gary of Fort Scott; brother, Wallace McGie and wife, Della of Topeka; 10 grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; 41 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and brother William McGie.
Barbara was a homemaker. She also worked with her husband at Bob’s Super Saver in Wellsville and for the French Market, Overland Park, in the fabric department. She was a member of the Quilters Guild in Ottawa, and a lifetime member of the Friends of Wellsville Library.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions to the Wellsville Library or Wellsville Retirement Community Activity Fund c/o Dengel & Son Mortuary, 235 S. Hickory, Ottawa, KS 66067.Family and friends are encouraged to leave their condolences and memories on Barbara’s Celebration Wall at

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