Barbara Pemberton

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Barbara Jones Pemberton, 86, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, April 21, 2008, at the Lutheran Home.

She was born June 28, 1921, in Nashville, Tenn., daughter of Dr. Andrew B. and Ethel Patton Jones.

When she was a young child the family moved to St. Louis, where her father practiced medicine and was head of the neurology department at Washington University many years. She graduated from University City High School and was a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Vanderbilt University.

She and Donald D. Pemberton were married Dec. 1, 1945, in Caruthersville, Mo.

She was a housewife, Girl Scout leader and an avid bridge player. As the children graduated from college and left home, she became interested in genealogy and did extensive research on both her ancestors and her husband's. She was a member of DAR and DAC and had correspondence from coast to coast. Her research books are still intact. She was a Paul Harris Fellow in Rotary International because of her husband's membership in the Cape Girardeau Rotary Club for some 45 years.

Loving survivors include her husband of Cape Girardeau; two sons, Andrew J. (Julie) of Boston, Donald D. Jr. of Boulder, Colo.; two daughters, Nancy (Michael) Carroll of Park Rapids, Minn., Mary Ann (James) Bamford of Washington, D.C.; a brother Andrew (Norma) Jones Jr. of Springfield, Tenn.; two grandsons, Andrew and Daniel Carroll; three granddaughters, Kathleen Carroll, Annie and Allyson Pemberton.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Dr. James C. Jones of Houston; and a sister, Patricia Ingles of Marathon, Fla.

Visitation will be from noon to service time at 2 p.m. Saturday at McCombs Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau.

A visitation will be held at Rekus Funeral Home in Iberia, Mo., Sunday from noon to service at 2 p.m. Interment will follow in Williams (Pemberton Family) Cemetery near Iberia.

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials be made to the charity of choice.

Online condolences may be sent to www.mccombsfuneralhome.com.