Barbara Joan Tasset, 79, died Friday, April 19, 2013 at Bethel Home in Montezuma.
Barbara Joan Tasset, 79, died Friday, April 19, 2013 at Bethel Home in Montezuma. She was born on September 23, 1933 at Kirksville, Mo., the daughter of Loren Wesley and Helen Irene (Maize) Craig. Barbara attended school in Kirksville, Mo. She married William Z. Black October 27, 1950 in Pampa, Texas. She later married Paul Tasset on October 27, 1963 in Pampa, Texas. He preceded her in death in 1996. They made their home in Dodge City where they raised their family. Barbara moved to Sublette to be with her daughter in 2003. In 2005, she moved to Bethel Home in Montezuma. Barbara enjoyed camping, music, and entertaining her family. Barbara touched many hearts during her life. Those hearts waiting in heaven will bless her with the same kindness and comfort they received while on earth. Barbara is in good hands. Her family would like to thank the staff of Bethel Home for the loving care of Mom for the past eight years. She attended the Church of Christ in Dodge City. Barbara is survived by four sons, David Black and wife Diane of Chaparral, N.M., John Black and wife Carol of Aurora, Colo., Stephan Black and spouse Terry Phillips of Portland, Ore., and Robert Tasset of Dodge City; one daughter, Laura Koehn and husband Brad of Sublette; one step-daughter, Verla O'Keefe of Baton Rouge, La.; one sister, Nancy Box of Grand Saline, Texas; two brothers, John Craig of Naples, Flor., and Larry Craig of Camp Lejeune, N.C.; 13 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband Paul, she is preceded in death by her parents and one step daughter, Cheryl Peterson. Graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, April 22, 2013 at Holy Cross Cemetery, Windthorst with Pastor Gary L. Bennett presiding. There will be no public visitation. Memorials are suggested to Bethel Home in care of Swaim Funeral Chapel of Sublette – PO Box 607 – Sublette, KS 67877. Thoughts and memories may be shared in the online guest book at www.swaimfuneralhome.