OBITUARY

Joni Barganier Dunkum

November 22, 1962February 3, 2019

Joan Davison Barganier Dunkum, 56, passed away at her home in Marlin on February 3, 2019. Graveside Service will be Tuesday, February 5 at 1:00 p.m. in Calvary Cemetery in Marlin. Joni was born on Thanksgiving Day November 22, 1962 to Hillary and Joni Dell Barganier. She graduated from Vanguard High School. She attended LSU on a tennis scholarship for one year. She went on to graduate from Baylor University with a degree in Sociology. She worked for the Texas Youth Commission and Mexia State School, and in most recent years she was self-employed. She had a love of music, was an avid arrowhead hunter, and was blessed with an inherent gift of being able to make people laugh.

Joni was preceded in death by her parents and her brother Craig Hillary Barganier.

Survivors include her husband Bob Dunkum, sisters Sally Barganier; Jenny Barganier Neumann and husband Ronnie. She also is survived by her sister-in-law Brenda Barganier. Nieces include Lisa Barganier Nehring and Hillary Neumann. Nephews include Ryan Barganier, wife Marissa, and their son; Hunter Neumann; Travis Neumann, wife Kathleen, and their children; Trent Neumann, wife Jennifer, and their daughter; and her Aunt June Evans. She is also survived by her mother-in-law Barbara Dunkum; brother-in-law Gary Dunkum and wife Sumaya; sisters-in-law Mary Ann Dunkum; Carol Lea Contella, husband Michael, and their children. Also several cousins, lifelong friends, and her beloved pets Danny and Tanner.

  • FAMILY

  • Joni Barganier Dunkum was preceded in death by her parents Hillary and Joni Dell Barganier and her brother Craig Hillary Barganier.

    Survivors include her husband Bob Dunkum, sisters Sally Barganier; Jenny Barganier Neumann and husband Ronnie. She also is survived by her sister-in-law Brenda Barganier. Nieces include Lisa Barganier Nehring and Hillary Neumann. Nephews include Ryan Barganier, wife Marissa, and their son; Hunter Neumann; Travis Neumann, wife Kathleen, and their children; Trent Neumann, wife Jennifer, and their daughter; and her Aunt June Evans. She is also survived by her mother-in-law Barbara Dunkum; brother-in-law Gary Dunkum and wife Sumaya; sisters-in-law Mary Ann Dunkum; Carol Lea Contella, husband Michael, and their children. Also several cousins, lifelong friends, and her beloved pets Danny and Tanner.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Tom Hudler
  • Ernest Craig Fletes
  • Phillip Alfano
  • Tom Criswell
  • Jeff Moody
  • Travis Williams
  • William Holmes
  • DONATIONS

  • ASPCA
  • Marlin Public Library
  • Charity of Your Choice

Services

  • Graveside Service Tuesday, February 5, 2019
REMEMBERING

Joni Barganier Dunkum

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Ms. Williams

February 9, 2019

To The Family:
I am sorry about your loss. Death is a sad time for the family. But the joy come from God's word the bible, he is the God of all comfort. 2 Cor 1:3,4 states โ€œ3, the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfortโ€ โ€œ4, who comforts us in all our trialsโ€ because he cares.

Deepest Sympathy

Mary Miller

February 7, 2019

So sorry for your loss. May it help you to know that Revelation 21:4 read: "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be nomore, neither will mourning, nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things will have passed away." Please find some comfort from knowing this fact, that soon you may see Mrs. Joni again, doing what she loved and you enjoying her again

Barbara McIntosh

February 6, 2019

Joni was a sweet and caring person who will helped anyone. She is always involved in our community and never wanted to be recognize,Joni had a heart of gold and will be missed dearly. Forever in our ๐Ÿ’•..

A W Radle

February 4, 2019

Dear Family and Friends of Joni:
May the love you shared with Joni help you find comfort at this time. May the tears that you will have turn to smiles as you talk to each other about your wonderful memories. I didn't get to know this wonderful person until about 1990. She was very instrumental in helping us get the old Torbett-Hutchings-Smith Hospital cleaned up and prepared for a major inspection by the State Health Department. It had failed 100% of all standards and this team had ordered the place to be closed. I was able to get them to allow us a couple of weeks to get the placed "fixed." Joni, Randy Habel and others, all came to our rescue and in 3 weeks the place was re-inspected and it passed all of the standards - 100%. That's how I got to know Joni Barganier - what a trooper! Over the next several years we socialized quite a bit and we became good friends. I'll never forget those parties we had in the Ball Room of the old Falls Hotel. In recent years we connected on Facebook and Joni and I shared many messages. Not once did she mention to me her illness, however, so learning of this tragic news today was a real shocker for me. Joni, I enjoyed getting to know you and sharing those wonderful times back in the '90s. I will miss you but I hope you can now rest in peace, free from the pain and suffering, and may the good Lord shine the perpetual light on your soul.
A W Radle - Kingwood, Texas

Audie Williams

February 4, 2019

It was truly an honor for our team to care for Joni. She was such a special lady.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Audie Williams and the Providence Hospice Team

Charlene Sylvester

February 4, 2019

Dear Family and Friends of Joni: May the love you had for Joni and she for you help you find comfort at this time. May the tears you have at this time turn to smiles as you talk to each other about your wonderful memories and remember the comforting promise from God at Revelations: 21:3-4. Love Charlene

Karyn Kendrick Daily

February 4, 2019

So sorry for your loss Barganier Family. Love and prayers to you all.

Germann Robinson

February 4, 2019

To my dear friend, you will be missed! I am praying strength in your family. You were always supporting me and for that I am forever grateful! Joni Barganier๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

Barbara Dalton

February 4, 2019

You'll be forever in our memories old friend.

Ernest Craig Fletes

February 4, 2019

Always a beautiful smile... And a caring heart!
You will be missed Joni, you gave a long hard fight. Rest In Peace my dear friend๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’โค๏ธ!

FROM THE FAMILY