Mrs. Barbara J. Tebbs, age 82 years, of Jefferson City, Mo., died Monday, June 19, 2017 at her home.

Barbara was born July 6, 1934 in Mexico, Mo. the daughter of Joe S. and Merle L. Ross Staples. She was married on February 18, 1956 in Jefferson City, Mo. to Jack L. Tebbs who preceded her in death on June 21, 1997.

A lifelong resident of the Central Missouri area, Barbara was a 1952 graduate of Mexico High School, Mexico, Mo.

Barbara was employed in the Food Service Dept. of the Jefferson City Public Schools from September, 1970 until her retirement in April, 1993. Previously, she had been employed with the Missouri Dept. of Education and the Missouri Division of Employment Security.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School for children for over twenty years.

Survivors include: two daughters, Sheryl Isenhart and her husband Ron of Hartsburg, Mo. and Lauren Hubble and her husband Steve of Jefferson City, Mo.; two brothers, Sidney Staples and his wife Candy of Mexico, Mo. and Kenneth Staples and his wife Sabine of Colorado Springs, Colorado; four grandchildren, Lucas Isenhart and his wife Shana, Garrett Isenhart and his fiancée, Jana, Miranda Hubble her fiancé Brian, and Tanner Hubble: one great grandchild, Liam Isenhart.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one brother, Larry Staples and one sister, Michelle Staples.

Visitation will be at Freeman Mortuary from 12:00 Noon until 2:00 pm Thursday, June 22, 2017.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 pm Thursday, June 22, 2017 in the Freeman Chapel with the Reverend Rod Maples. Interment will be at Riverview Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Special Learning Center.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Freeman Mortuary.