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Barbara Kent Stiles Whitworth, 87 of Nixa, while surrounded by her loving family, slipped the bonds of earth and joined her loved ones in Heaven on On July 19, 2022.

Barbara graduated from Oregon State University with a Masters's Degree in Social Work and a secondary degree in education. Upon graduation, she worked in a US Army medical facility where she met and married the love of her life, Parker Gene Whitworth. Parker and Barbara moved to Mississippi where she became a longtime employee of the State of Mississippi. Upon Parker’s death Barbara returned to work at Price Cutter, Walmart, and subsequently retired from People’s Bank of Nixa, Mo. Where ever she worked her enthusiasm for Customer Service made her a positive asset.

She is survived by her daughter Sherri Whitworth Riddle ( Gerry) of Nixa, Mo, son in law Terry Wade Bailey of Spanish Fort, Al, son in law Jacky Stevens of Eldorado Ar. And 8 grandchildren, and 5 great grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements are under the care of Adams Funeral Home in Nixa, Mo.

Memorial service will be held July 22, 2022 at Nixa General Baptist Church.

Visitation at 6:00pm with services at 6:30pm officiated by Reverend Hosea Bilyeu, and Eulogy by Terry Bailey.