Barbara Landreth – Updated Obituary

Funeral Services for 51-year old Barbara Landreth of Rushville, NE, will be Friday, March 5, 2021, at 2:00 PM at Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home in Gordon, NE, with Pastor Paul Smith officiating.

Burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery in Rushville.

Visitation will be Thurs March 4, 2021 from 4 to 6 PM, also at Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home in Gordon.

A memorial has been established and donations may be sent in care of Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home, PO Box 366, Gordon, NE 69343.

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Barbara May Landreth was born at the Rushville Hospital in Rushville on Dec 28, 1969, and passed away on February 20, 2021, after her second round with cancer.

Barbara graduated from Rushville High School in 1989 and after graduation worked at the Excel Packing Plant in Schyler, NE. She later worked as a maid at the Antler’s Motel, as a clerk at Family Dollar, and in housekeeping at Parkview Lodge Assisted Living. 

Barbara’s go-to job was always babysitting. She started at a young age, watching cousins and much later watched the kids of those cousins. She loved kids and babysitting, whether cousins or friends’ kids. 

Barbara had a strong love for her cousins, but no matter where her jobs or adventures took her, Barbara always made her way to her mother’s side.

Barbara was always down for anything and always ready for an adventure. From late night cruises, dirt road tag, play dates at the park, cards, fishing, horseshoes, or pool – she was up for it all.

Barbara always met people with a smile and called them by their name and asked how they were.

Barbara May is survived by her mother Patricia, brother Lester, grandmother May Landreth, aunts Sandy Taylor, Lila (Ron) Herman, uncles David (Margret) Taylor, Elwood Landreth, Jim (Linda) Landreth, Robert (Geri Ann) Landreth, Jerry (Rose) Landreth, Phil (Katie) Landreth, Gale Hankins, great aunt Grace Cerny, great uncle Albert (Evelyn) Landreth and lots and lots of cousins.

She was preceded in death by her father Kenneth, grandparents Herold and Barbara Taylor, grandfather Floyd Landreth, aunts Donna Taylor, Linda Lechlietner, Carol Hankins, Penny Landreth, great uncle Vern Landreth and her cousin Heather Landreth.

Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements for Barbara Landreth.