Mrs. Barbara Ann Goosman Tatham

October 9, 1936August 25, 2014

BARBARA ANN TATHAM Barbara A. Tatham, age 77, of Independence, formerly of Raytown, MO, passed away August 25, 2014. Funeral to be held at 2PM on Thursday, August 28, at Floral Hills with visitation from 5-7PM on Wednesday, August 27. Burial at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens. Barbara was preceded in death by her husband Robert. She is survived by her children Michael Tatham (Anastasia Hope) and Nancy J. Watson-Pistole (Timothy Pistole); grandchildren Matthew Robert Tatham and Daniel Jay Watson. She was an active member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Mayflower Society. She was a lifetime member of the Wolcott Family Society and the Raytown Historical Society. Memorial contributions may be directed to the donor’s favorite charity or one of the above mentioned societies. Fond memories and condolences may be left at Arr. D.W. Newcomer’s Sons Floral Hills Funeral Home, 7000 Blue Ridge Blvd., KCMO, (816) 353-1218.


  • Visitation Wednesday, August 27, 2014
  • Funeral Service Thursday, August 28, 2014

Mrs. Barbara Ann Goosman Tatham

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Marilyn Allison

September 17, 2014

mike, nancy and stacy, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. She was a wonderful woman and I thought of her as a woman of grace and love.she treated me with that same kindness always. I am so glad that she was willing to reconnect with matthew. It has made, and will continue, to have a huge impact on his life. Blessings and comfort to all of you.

August 28, 2014

Claire and I will always have fond memories of your mother and dad at the Seagull.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you both and your families.
Claire and Bill Beattie Cornwall Ont Ca

August 27, 2014

I will not forget your mom in my many memories of her at Cocoa Beach. She was certainly a part of our vacations, We shared many of stories and often times a dinner or two. She always had a kind word. I know the last few years have been hard on her so I pray she finds the peace she was searching for. We are thinking of you and your family. Joyce and Smitty

Myrl Moore

August 27, 2014

I know that Barbara is in a better place and fellow shipping with other members of the Raytown H.S. class of '54, and the M.Y.F. at Blue Ridge Blvd. Methodist Church. Just one of your many friends---Myrl Moore Carlsbad,NM

August 27, 2014

Just a quick note to let you know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. It is so hard to lose a parent.
Your friend,
Lisa Bartley

Douglas Swafford

August 27, 2014

Guns, metal detectors, scrap gold, and a quick wit...that's what I will always recall about Bob Tatham, Barb's husband. As for Barbara, I always admired her sense of grace, dignity, and class. Not to mention her thrift and her easy going manner. I'll never forget taking her to see Neil Diamond at Kemper Arena years ago. Barbara was a true gem. I will miss her.

jessica and tony patla

August 26, 2014

Aunt Barbara, you are in some of my fondest memories as a kid growing up in cocoa beach, sea gull. I remember painting nails and when you would make breakfast for my brother and I. I'll miss you.
Polliwog and tadpole

sandra distel

August 26, 2014

I am very sorry for the loss of your mother. May she rest in the arms of the Lord.

August 26, 2014

We are saddened to hear of your Mom's passing. She was a great person& we enjoyed our time with her at the Seagull.
Our sincere condolences
Dale & Roberta Smith & Family


August 26, 2014

I am sorry of your loss and know she will be missed and at peace. The many memories of growing up in the neighborhood.