Barbara Towns

Saturday, September 20, 2008
Barbara Towns

Barbara Towns

Barbara Jo Venable Towns, 62, of Golconda, Ill., formerly of Scott City, died Friday, Sept. 19, 2008, at her home.

She was born Jan. 6, 1946, at Redbud, Ill., daughter of George Earl and JoeMac Katherine Bollinger Venable. She and Ronnie Martin were married Oct. 12, 1998, at Golconda.

Survivors include her husband; a son, Ray Simpkins of Scott City; three daughters, Toy Lynn and Crissy Volle of Golconda, Kay Atkinson of Harrisburg, Ill.; a brother, Don Venable of Scott City; a sister, Kathryn Buchanan of Golconda; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a brother.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the chapel, with the Rev. Bob Herring officiating. Burial will be in Cape County Memorial Park in Cape Girardeau.