Barbara Jean Lair
September 12, 1932 – September 7, 2020
Barbara Jean Lair, age 87, of Wichita, Kansas passed away on Monday, September 7, 2020. Barbara was born September 12, 1932 to Annice M McGee-Bryan and William Telfair Wood.
Barbara is survived by her husband, Carl Lee Lair; son Randy Lee Lair (Trish); and daughter Denise Gail Knox (Bob); grandchildren Julie Lair (Scott Pester), Matt Lair (Jennifer), Mackenzie Maslanik (Tyler), Greg Knox (Molly McBride-Knox), Kim Aposhian (Jason); and 16 great grandchildren and 1 on the way.
Barbara was preceded in death by father William Telfair Wood and mother Annice M McGee-Bryan; brother William Wesley Wood and brother Harold King Wood.
A funeral service for Barbara will be held Thursday, September 10, 2020 at 6:00 PM at Lakeview Funeral Home Chapel, 12100 E 13TH ST N, Wichita, KS 67206. A graveside service will occur Friday, September 11, 2020 at 11:00 AM at Fairview Cemetery, Cherryvale, KS 67335.
Serving as pallbearers are Greg Knox, Matt Lair, Tyler Maslanik, Jason Aposhian, Scott Pester and Cooper Line.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Barbara's memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 1820 E Douglas Ave., Wichita, Kansas 67214; and the Parkinson's Foundation, 8900 State Line Rd #320, Leawood, Kansas 66206.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.MyLakeviewFuneralHome.com for the Lair family.
- William Telfair Wood, Father (deceased)
- Annice M McGee Wood Bryan, Mother (deceased)
- Carl Lee Lair, Husband
- Randy Lee Lair (Trish), Son
- Denise Gail Knox (Bob), Daughter
- William Wesley Wood, Brother (deceased)
- Harold King Wood, Brother (deceased)
- Julie Lair (Scott Pester), Grandchild
- Matt Lair (Jennifer), Grandchild
- Mackenzie Maslanik (Tyler), Grandchild
- Greg Knox (Molly), Grandchild
- Kim Aposhian (Jason), Grandchild
- 16 + 1, Great Grandchildren
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- Greg Knox
- Matt Lair
- Tyler Maslanik
- Jason Aposhian
- Scott Pester
- Cooper Line
- Brody Lair
Thursday, September 10, 2020
Friday, September 11, 2020
Barbara Jean Lair
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September 12, 2020
Aunt Barbara just found out today that you had passed. So sorry to hear but I do know that your in a lot better place where there's no more sickness, pain, or crying but aunt Barbara I do know that you are now with the ones that went before and they all loved you too, but we will all miss you and will see you again someday aunt Barbara R.I.P. and remember we Love You
September 11, 2020
Trish and Randy,
So very sorry to hear of Barb’s passing. She was always so sweet to me and my mother at Regent Park. Keeping you in my prayers. So very hard to lose a mother. You two were fabulous caretakers. I was always impressed with the strength of your love and compassion. Much love to you!
September 10, 2020
So many memories and stories our great family has but the anecdote I will share today I know would be remembered by aunt Barbara and a memory for Randy and Denise. My mom and aunt Barbara would never miss the opportunity to go shopping for antiques at a variety of different stores. So, during these times my brothers and Randy seemed to have open range on a variety of fun things to do during the absence and supervision of the moms. Now, I naturally wanted to run with the big boys but my mom and aunt Barbara always had something else in mind for me........yes, that was to go with them!! As a very young lad this had no appeal to me and I believed my place was to tag along with the guys and do whatever guys do. Every time and after my best negotiations it seemed I always ended up in the back of the wrong car going to look at old junk. I believe it was aunt Barbara that came up with the code name "Junky Joe's" for these shopping excursions so naturally one could always hear me crying out "I don't wanna go to junky joes" as they loaded me up for another day of rummaging. I have come to realize what seemed like a real chore to me way back then is now an endearing memory to share. Thank you aunt Barbara, I really did love those times with you.
Patricia Lair Nelker
September 9, 2020
Aunt Barbara, know you were so loved in this world but so much more in the world you are in now. I was just thinking about you and uncle Carl on Sunday. I wonder if the Lord was trying to tell me of this sad day for all your family. We will miss you but you will never be forgotten. Tell Jesus hello for me and let him know how thankful I am that you were one of my aunts. I am so looking forward to spending eternity with all my family. See you later, love you!