April 12, 2007

(8/17/1941 Ė 4/8/2007)

Richard Olin Barb, 65, of Columbia, MO, passed away April 8, 2007 at his home.

Funeral services were held at Broadway Christian Church in Columbia, MO, on April 11, 2007 with burial in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Richard was born August 17, 1941, in Scotland County, MO, the son of Rufus Olin and Estalene (Robinson) Barb.

He earned the honor of Eagle Scout and was involved in scouting for many years. He graduated from the high school in Memphis, MO, in 1959 and graduated from the University of Missouri in 1963 with a degree in Civil Engineering. He had a part-time job all through high school and college. He was employed by Engineering Surveys and Services while attending the University of Missouri and became a full-time employee after graduation. He worked there as a civil engineer for 25 years and then was employed by Allstate Consultants until his retirement in 2004.

For many years he was an active member of the Missouri Society of Professional Engineers and the American Society of Civil Engineers, a member of Columbia Safety Council and had various volunteer positions and did fund raising for Boy Scouts of America. He was a member of the Broadway Christian Church since the early 1960ís.

He was an avid sports fan and especially for Mizzou sports which he supported for many loyal years. He enjoyed boating and in recent years had the joy of traveling with his wife in an RV, and was active in the local Show-Me Travelers, Good Samís RV Club.

He married Mary Ann Darr on November 22, 1962 and 4 children were of this marriage. Diane Braselton and her husband Fred of Columbia, Teresa Magruder and her husband Michael of Columbia, Daniel Barb and his wife Stephanie of Metamora, IL, and Jennifer Barb of Columbia. He was a grandfather to Megan, Courtney and Josh Braselton, Madeline and Emily Magruder, Colton and Carson Barb, and Jacob Brannon.

He is survived by his mother, Estalene of Memphis, MO and sister, Marilyn Young and her husband Keith of Donnellson, IA.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the Broadway Christian Church Building Fund.

Online tributes may be left at www.memorialfuneralhome andcemetery.com

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