Obituary of Barbara Marsh

Barbara Jean Marsh, age 86, a resident of Ft. Scott, Kansas, passed away Tuesday, December 22, 2020, at her home.

She was born January 23, 1934, in Ft. Scott, the daughter of Lloyd K. Baysinger and Irene D. Shepard Baysinger.

Barbara graduated from the Ft. Scott High School.  She married Donald W. Marsh on February 24, 1961, in Miami, Oklahoma.

Barbara had worked for forty-five years for Key Work Clothes.  She began as a seamstress and later served as an inspector.  She was a member of the Grace Baptist Tabernacle and was currently attending St. John’s United Methodist Church.

Barbara enjoyed reading and taking the occasional drive-through Gunn Park with her husband, Donnie.  She was also an avid fan of racing and of the Kansas City Chiefs.

She enjoyed spending time with her family and made every effort to attend her grandchildren’s activities.  When health permitted, she enjoyed volunteering for Care to Share.


Survivors include her husband, Donnie, of the home; and her five children, Mike Simmons (Marsha), Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Jerry Simmons (Lavetta), Ft. Scott, Donnie Marsh (Sandy), Deerfield, Missouri, Ronnie Marsh (Mary), Ft. Scott and Tammy Miller (Doug), also of Ft. Scott.  Also surviving are thirteen grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter, Joyce Farmer, a brother, LeRoy Baysinger and a niece, Linda Alvater.


Graveside services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Monday, December 28th at the Evergreen Cemetery.

Family and friends may meet at the Cheney Witt Chapel on Monday prior to leaving for the cemetery at 10:45 A.M.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 P.M. Sunday evening at the Cheney Witt Chapel.

Memorials are suggested to Care to Share and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Ft. Scott, KS 66701.  Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at

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