Cynthia M. Frederico '64, aged 76, of Blue Springs, MO, peacefully departed this world on October 13, 2023. Born in Kansas City, MO, to Sam and Ethel DiGiovanni, Cynthia’s life was a beautiful tapestry of love and faith. Read the full obituary here.
Gayla L. Honeycutt, after a lengthy battle Gayla slipped the ties that bound her to this mortal plain and stepped peacefully into that good night on Nov. 26, 2023.
Gayla is survived by her husband, James Richard Honeycutt; a daughter, Jennie N. Pollard; son-in-law, Steve Pollard; and grandsons, Liam and Aiden; as well as her beloved puppy, Winston. Gayla began her career at Barstow in 1990, serving until 2003 as the head librarian. Read the full obituary here.
Jane Moore '45 was born in Topeka, KS, to Dr. and Mrs. Mark H. Perrin. She graduated from The Barstow School in Kansas City, Missouri. She passed away peacefully at home in San Antonio at age 95. Memorial service followed by a reception, Friday, November 10th at 10:00, St. Luke's Episcopal Church: 11 St. Lukes Lane, San Antonio, 78209. Read the full obituary here.
Jacqueline Welch Bowe '40 age 99, of Charleston, South Carolina, widow of John Doremus Bowe, entered into eternal rest Tuesday, September 20, 2022. Jackie was born July 11, 1923 in Kansas City, Missouri, daughter of the late Gustavus D. Welch and Mildred Peet Welch. Read the full obituary here.
Arey Thompson Baas '54 passed away on October 7, 2023, surrounded by her children at St. Luke's Hospice House in Kansas City, Missouri.
She is survived by her three children, Steven Baas and his wife Sally, Sarah Conkling and her husband Rick, Scott Baas and his wife Sharon, four grandchildren, and great-grandchild Charlotte, as well as her sister Nancy Dods '56.
Louis Davout "Nick" Bolton II served as a Barstow trustee for 2 years. Mr. Bolton, just shy of 100 years, died peacefully at home in Birmingham on September 11, 2023. Left behind to cherish his memory and pass on his stories are his children, Louis D. Bolton III (Dave '73) of Birmingham; Elizabeth (Tibby '74) Christenberry of Nashville; Victoria (Tori) Rice of Moorestown, NJ; Katherine (Kit) Casey of Norwell, MA; James A. (Jim) Bolton (Ginny) of Birmingham, thirteen grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.
Sarah Shael Smith Malino '63, daughter of Beth & Edward Smith, was born in Omaha, Nebraska and raised in Kansas City, Missouri. Sarah died in Greensboro on September 7, 2023 at the age of 77. Read her full obituary here.
Thomas R. Brous, Barstow Trustee from 1980 to 1986, and father of Anna '87, and Joel '88. Age 80, he died peacefully with family surrounding him on June 24, 2023, after a hard-fought battle with cancer. Read his full obituary here.
Nancy Poteet Kaul '38, passed away on Saturday, August 19; she was 101 years old.She was born November 6, 1921, in Kansas City, Missouri, to Allen Allran and Agnes Thompson Poteet. Read her full obituary here.
Jane Ann McNew Moran '58 was 81 when she passed away on September 7, 2022, in Estero, Florida. She is survived by her spouse Jospeh Moran, her brother William McNew of St.Louis, Missouri, and many cousins. She was predeceased by her parents Dr. William T. and Martha McNew of Carthage, Missouri.
Elizabeth LeBlanc Gray passed away on Aug. 28, 2022, at the age of 65. She was a 1975 graduate of The Barstow School, class president and daughter of longtime faculty member Joe LeBlanc. Read her full obituary here.
Faculty Member (1955-1964) | Head of School (1979-1985)
Michael Steele Bright Churchman died Aug. 16, 2022 in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, at age 93. He graduated in 1950 from Wesleyan University (B.A., history), and later earned degrees from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and Harvard University. He began teaching at The Barstow School in 1952. Read Mr. Churchman's obituary here.
Ruth Krigel Tivol, parent of alumna, passed away on March 10, 2022. Ruth is survived by her children, Merilyn Krigel Berenbom Class of 1971, Kathy Hawley, James Krigel, Tom Tivol, Cathy Maslan; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and many loving nieces and nephews. Read her obituary here.
Honor & Memorial Giving
A Gift in Memory
A memorial gift to The Barstow Fund is a thoughtful way to express sympathy for the loss of an alumni, faculty member or family member. Your gift is a tribute to a person from the Barstow community who impacted your life in a memorable way.
A Gift in Honor
Honor gifts provide an opportunity for you to celebrate a special occasion, recognize an outstanding achievement or show your appreciation by making a donation to The Barstow Fund. Your gift may be made in honor of a student, alumnus, faculty or staff member.
Boyd Morrison '85 recently spent five days filming Miranda's Victim directed by Michele Danner, located in New Jersey. Boyd plays a bailiff, which was an extra featured role. He notes that although this was not a speaking role, you'll see his face clearly several times in a pivotal courtroom scene.
Ethan Doskey '18 submitted his play Past, Wrapped for review at The Theatre School at DePaul University during his junior year and recently received the news that his play will be showcased as a studio production. The show collides psychological drama with the genres of thrillers, "memory plays," absurdism, trance film, documentary, and film noir.