2015-02-12 / Obituaries

Barbara Josephine Dunsworth

Funeral services for Barbara Dunsworth, are 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at the First Baptist Church in Giddings with Pastor Tim Clayton officiating. Burial will immediately follow in the Giddings Memorial Park.

Barbara Josephine (Monkres) Dunsworth was born on December 3, 1941 in Olney, Texas, the daughter of Samuel Warren Monkres and LaVerne Helen (Williams) Monkres Maples. She graduated from Olney High School and married Jerry Dunsworth on September 15, 1959 in Olney, Texas. Barbara was a member of the First Baptist Church in Giddings and enjoyed oil painting, crafts, sewing and floral design. Barbara passed away the morning of Saturday, February 7, 2015 at the Silver Pines Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Bastrop.

She was preceded in death her parents; her husband of 43 years, Jerry Dunsworth; her granddaughter, Desire’ Krauss; two sisters, Caroline Monkres and Ellen Baker and a brother, Clinton Monkres.

Barbara is survived by two sons, Kerry Dunsworth & his wife, Dorothy of Brenham and Michael Dunsworth of Caldwell; three daughters, Lou Anne Baetz & her husband, Scott of Austin, Michelle Hill & her husband, Ronnie of Kosse and Jo Ellen Dunsworth of Giddings; fourteen grandchildren; five great grandchildren; two sisters, Beverly Bernhardt & her husband, Larry of Tulsa, Oklahoma and Melissa Boerger & her husband, Weldon of Wharton; two brothers-in-law, James Dunsworth of Graham and Tommy Dunsworth & his wife, Carolyn of Olney; sister-in-law, June Campbell of Olney, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Serving as pallbearers will be Chuck Seale, Brian Baetz, Jerred Robertson, Ronnie Hill, Scott Baetz and Cody Seale.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, 600 Sunrise Avenue, Giddings, Texas 78942, or the charity of one’s choice.

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