Born in Omaha, Nebraska on September 17, 1932 to parents G.W. and Marjory (Drahos) McGavren; passed away on November 24, 2021.
Barbara moved to Grand Island, NE in 1942, where she graduated from G.I. High school in 1950. She then attended Texas State College for Women in Denton, Texas. She married her husband Ted Skiff in 1951 and they had four children; Peggy Jo, Ted C., Stacy, and Sandra. She later married Rich Stites in 1993.
Barbara is survived by her husband Rich Stites, daughters Stacy Skiff and Sandy Crawford, Son Ted. C. Skiff, and Randy Stites. Also her four grandchildren, Jennifer Tapia, Brian Skiff, Kelly Reames, and Hannah Skiff; and five great grandchildren, Julien, Janelle, Aidyn, Elyas, and Emberlyn, as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Barbara is preceded in death by her parents, husband Ted J. Skiff, daughter Peggy Skiff, and brother Bill McGavren, Jr.
As per Barbara’s wishes there will be no funeral service. A private family gathering will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers please send memorials to Make-a-Wish in Barbara’s memory.
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