RICHMOND, Mo. - Barbara Ann Corwin, 81, of Richmond, died Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019, at her home.

Barbara was born on April 24, 1937, in St. Joseph, the daughter of Stephen and Cathrine (Skradski) Mihelic.

She was united in marriage to Charles M. Corwin, of Richmond, on Nov. 15, 1958. He preceded her in death on April 12, 2003.

Survivors include: two sons, Mark Allen (Tara) Corwin, of Blue Springs, Missouri, and Jon David Corwin, of Richmond; two daughters, Kim Samborski, of Kansas City, Missouri and Karen Sue (Jim) Westgate, of Beaumont, Texas; 12 grandchildren: Annie (Richard) Ward, Jeremiah Samborski, Jesse Samborski, Benjamin Samborski, Erin Westgate, Jeffrey Westgate, Hannah Corwin, Phillip Corwin, Katie Corwin, Jenny Corwin, Tarin (Bubby) Williams, Jay Corwin, Carson Corwin and Ragin Corwin; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by: parents; husband; one daughter, Sandy Kay Corwin Lindhorst; one brother, Stephen Mihelic; and four sisters: Katy Pischker, Stevie Weber, Mary Thrasher and Annie Gunter.

Barbara was reared and educated in the area of her birth and graduated from Benton High School in St. Joseph. After high school, she attended Business College.

While living in the Richmond area, she worked for the Richmond School District as school cook for over 10 years. Barbara then worked at BP in the kitchen for over 10 years.

She enjoyed bingo, cooking, and her family, especially her grandchildren.

Barbara had a good heart, and was the most honest, loving, caring and kind person. She will be greatly missed by all those who knew her.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to: Shirkey Hospice. They can left at or mailed to: Thurman Funeral Home, 507 East Main Street, P.O. Box 190, Richmond, MO 64085.

Visitation with funeral services will be held on Monday, Aug. 12, 2019, at Thurman Funeral Home, in Richmond, with visitation beginning at 10 a.m. with services to follow at 11 a.m.

Burial will follow services in Woodland Cemetery, Richmond.

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As published in the St. Joseph News-Press.

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