Mrs. Barbara Jean Deppe, age 79 years, of Jefferson City, Mo., passed away on Tuesday, September 2, 2020 at River City Living Community.
She was born on March 7, 1941 in Jefferson City, the daughter of Everett W. Hollandsworth and Grace M. Hollandsworth. She was married on November 21, 1959 in Jefferson City to Albert Deppe who preceded her in death on June 16, 2011.
A lifelong resident of the Central Missouri area, Barbara attended Jefferson City Public Schools.
Barbara was an extremely hard worker. She started her career at Tweedie Shoe Factory. Barbara then worked for Chesebrough Pond’s until she retired. After retirement Barbara spent many years serving food to residents at Heisinger Bluffs.
Barbara was an animal lover, and she especially loved her dog, Peaches. Barbara was very active and she loved getting out and going places. She did everything from watching cars drive by, to going to the boats to gamble. Barbara also enjoyed gardening and taking care of her beautiful flowers. Most of all, Barbara loved spending time with her family and she will be greatly missed.
Survivors include: one son: Allen E. Deppe of Jefferson City, Mo; three sisters: Carol Fitzpatrick (husband, Danny) of Wardsville, Mo, Linda Schaffer (husband, Tony) of Henley, Mo, and Debbie Steelman of Holts Summit, Mo; one son-in-law: Paul Crocker (wife, Louane) of Joplin, Mo; one grandson: Josh Crocker (wife, Jesse) of Ashland, Mo; and one great-grandson: August Crocker.
Barbara was preceded in death by her parents: Everett and Grace Hollandsworth; her husband: Albert Deppe; one daughter: Gayle Crocker; one son: Randy Deppe; one sister: Mary Shoults; and one brother-in-law: Gary Steelman.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 10, 2020 at Freeman Mortuary from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM.
Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, September 10, 2020 at the Freeman Chapel at 11:00 AM with the Reverend Melissa Hatfield officiating. Graveside services and interment will be held at Hawthorn Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice Compassus.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Freeman Mortuary.