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Barbara J. Premer
  • Memorial donations may be given to the McPherson Shrine Club Children's Hospital Travel Fund, the Down's Syndrome Society of Wichita, or Susan G. Komen for the Cure in care of the funeral home.

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“I remember fantastic thanksgiving meals at Aunt Barb and Larry's house. All of the cousins and family eating, playing and talking. Those are great...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Audrey - Overland Park, KS

“I'm so very sorry for your loss, Barbara was a very sweet person who loved her family so much!! Thanks for caring for others as you did!!! You will...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Teresa Janda - Mcpherson, KS

“So sorry for the loss of your mother, My thoughts are with you during these difficult days ahead. ”
3 of 10 | Posted by: Julie Bennett Roten - FL

“We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Barb. She was such a wonderful person and we enjoyed being a part of her Shrine Family. We will keep...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Rusty and Mary Dickson - Salina, KS

“Barbara was a wonderful lady and will be greatly missed by all. With love for all her family. Mrs. Evelyn Lacey ”
5 of 10 | Posted by: Mrs. Evelyn Lacey - Junction City, KS

“Cliff, Chris and Carolyn I am very sorry to learn of your Mom's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Kirk ”
6 of 10 | Posted by: Kirk Ketcherside - Carlsbad, CA

“Carolyn and Family, So sorry to hear of your Mother's passing. May all the memories help you through the days ahead. ”
7 of 10 | Posted by: Diane Matthews Winter - mcpherson, KS

“To the family of Barb, Lennet and I met Larry and Barb through the Shrine. We became fast friends and feel that we were blessed to know them both...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Les and Lennet Thomas - Garnett, KS

“"Grandma" Barb, I will never forget the day I met you and "Uncle" Lar. Since that day, many years ago, you both have always been very special people...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Mollie Carlson - Hays, KS

“To very special lady that had the biggest smile. Barb was there at the ISIS Temple trying to full fill Larry's year after he had passed away. Barb...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Jeffrey Hunter - Clay Center, KS


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Barbara J. Premer, 70, of McPherson, passed away Thursday, September 6, 2012, at Via Christi St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Wichita. She was a homemaker and co-owner of Larry's TV in McPherson. She had been a McPherson resident since 1961, moving from Dodge City, KS.

She was born September 10, 1941 in Redwing, Kansas, the daughter of David M. and Vernie Lodessa (Smith) James. She attended high school in Osborne, Kansas and later graduated from Fowler High School, where she had moved prior to her Senior year. After high school, Barbara attended Central College in McPherson.

On December 18, 1960, she was united in marriage to Larry Lee Premer in Ensign, KS. This union was blessed with three children; Cliff, Chris, and Carolyn. Larry preceded her in death on February 25, 2011.

Barbara was a member of First United Methodist Church, Mary Martha Circle, Happy Homemakers EHU, Red Hat Society, Beta Sigma Phi, Order of the Eastern Star, and Daughters of the Nile.

Survivors include: a son, Cliff Premer and wife, Kay, of Goddard, KS; daughters, Chris Chaney and husband, Andrew, of Wichita, KS and Carolyn Janzen and husband, Mike, of Wichita; seven grandchildren, Amanda, Byron, Caleb, Caden, Anastasia, Wyatt, and Levi; a brother, Donald James and wife, Jean, of Windom, KS; and sisters, Marvel Foulks of Wichita, KS and Jean James of Wichita, KS.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brothers, Richard and Delmar, and sisters, Bonnie Mae James and Wanda Reece.

The funeral service will be at 10:30 AM, Tuesday, September 11, 2012, at First United Methodist Church. Rev. Michael Marion and Rev. Jeff Gannon will officiate the service. Burial will be in McPherson Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 8:00 PM Monday at First United Methodist Church with the family receiving friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.

Memorial donations may be given to the McPherson Shrine Club Children's Hospital Travel Fund, the Down Syndrome Society of Wichita, or Susan G. Komen for the Cure, in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 N. Chestnut, McPherson, KS 67460.