Barbara Lee Driver, 89, Topeka: Dec. 7, 1925 – Jan. 31, 2015

TOPEKA – Barbara Lee Driver, 89, passed away Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, at Atria Hearthstone in Topeka. She was born on Dec. 7, 1925, in Weaubleau, Mo., the daughter of Don and Agee Rees Harryman.

Barbara lived near Quenemo for many years, moving to Rossville in 1987. In 2007, she moved to Topeka to Atria Hearthstone.

She graduated from Weaubleau High School in 1943. She worked a summer in Yellowstone National Park and then spent a year at Montana State College in Bozeman, Mont. She will be remembered for her music and her portrayal of Susanna Wesley that she provided for many church groups. Barbara also played piano and performed at the Vassar Playhouse. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star in Pomona and the D.A.R. in Ottawa.

On April 4, 1958, Barbara was married to Joe Driver, in Quenemo.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her eight siblings, Eugene, Irene, Vivian, Rees, W.D., Anna May, Kathryn and Don.

Barbara is survived by her husband, Joe, of the home; brothers-in-law, Jim (Betty) Driver, Don (Dorothy) Driver, and Howard (Jeanne) Driver; sisters-in-law, Katie Harryman, Peggy (Bob) Friesen, Veda (Bruce) Rogers, Ruth Driver and Jessie Driver; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Barbara will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4, at the Feltner Funeral Chapel, in Lyndon. Burial will be in the Woodlawn Cemetery, at Pomona.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Prairie Paws Animal Shelter, sent in care of Feltner Funeral Home, 818 Topeka Ave., Lyndon, KS 66451. Online condolences may be left at feltnerfuneralhome.com.


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