Barbara June Morgan Motz, 78, of Carthage passed away at 3:35 a.m. Monday, Dec. 3, 2012 at her home after a long illness. Barbara was born June 30, 1934 in East Detroit, Mich. She was the daughter of Floyd Morgan and Sarah “Skinner” Morgan. She moved to the area in 1966 from California.
Barbara married her life partner, Jack A. Motz, of 55 years on Jan. 19, 1957. She was a devoted housewife and mother. Barbara also helped her husband at Jack’s Moblie Home Sales in Carthage.
Barbara is survived by her husband Jack Motz, a daughter Colette Jung and her husband Ervin Jung; two sons, Kevin Motz and Brian Motz; three grandkids, Ryan, Steven and Sarah Jung; one great grandson on the way; one brother, David Morgan; step-daughter, Deborah Cancinos; step-son, Lee Gilliam; step-children, Gabrielle Boyd, Luis Gilliam, Kevin Gilliam, Mishel Cancinos, Shaylean Gilliam, Nikki Gilliam; three step-great grandchildren, Braxton, Misha and Cristafur. Barbara was preceded in death by two daughter-in-laws, Sharon Motz and Deborah Motz; mom, Sarah Skinner; dad, Floyd Morgan and brother, Tom Morgan
We will miss you and love you greatly, forever.
Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012 at the Ulmer Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012 at the Ulmer Funeral Home.
Burial will be at Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery in Joplin. Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. Online condolences can be sent at www.ulmerfh.com. Arrangements are under the direction of the Ulmer Funeral Home.