Barbara Ann (Steele) Heng
Joe Denoyer - January 27, 2020 10:35 pm
Barbara Ann (Steele) Heng, 90, passed away January 27, 2020 at Our
Lady of Mercy Country Home in Liberty, MO, where she resided since June,
2008. She was a former longtime resident of Liberal, KS.
Barbara was born June 2, 1929, in Tyrone, OK, one of eight children
of Robert John and Nina Belle (Lutes) Steele. She received her degree as a
Registered Nurse in 1949 from St. Francis School of Nursing in Peoria, IL.
Barbara was united in marriage to Ralph Vincent Heng on August 8, 1950.
They were married 54-plus years until his death in 2005.
Barbara spent her working career as a registered nurse and from 1954
to 1980 as co-owner of Tri-State Communications Company in Liberal with
Ralph. She was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Liberal and
was a very active member of the Catholic community and a volunteer at Our
Lady of Mercy.
Along with her parents and husband, Barbara was preceded in death
by three sisters: Verlee Hanley, Verla Dowell and Patricia Thomas; and a
brother, Ben Steele.
Survivors include her children: Sharon Martin (Jerry) of Manhattan,
KS, Karen Todd (Fred deceased) of Carmel, IN, Marilyn Williams (Steve)
of Kansas City, MO and Ralph “Mike” Heng (Tonia) of Waukesha, WI;
siblings: Sue Snodgrass of Joplin, MO, Robert Steele Jr. of Denton TX, and
Hjordis Garrison of Sayor, OK. She also leaves seven grandchildren, thirteen
great grandchildren, five great-great grandchildren, and many nieces,
nephews, other family members and friends.
Visitation will begin at 9:30 am, Rosary at 10:00 am, and Mass of
Christian burial at 10:30 am, on Thursday, January 30, in Tighe Hall at Our
Lady of Mercy Country Home, 2115 Maturana Drive, Liberty, MO 64068.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Barbara’s memory to Our
Lady of Mercy Country Home, in care of Brenneman Hornung Family
Funeral Home, 1212 W 2
St., Liberal, KS 67901. Graveside services will
be held at 2:00 pm Friday, January 31, at Restlawn Memorial Gardens in
Liberal, KS. A message of condolence for the family can be left at