Barbara J. Stucker, 68, of Jackson, passed away Monday, February 29, 2016, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau.

She was born July 30, 1947, in Poplar Bluff, Missouri, to Joseph and Martha Entrikin Fields.  She and Danny Stucker were married December 4, 1965, at First Baptist Church in Poplar Bluff.

Barb worked 25 years as a beautician.  She first operated a shop at her home in Poplar Bluff, and later owned and operated the Shampoo Shack in Poplar Bluff.   When the family moved to Jackson in 1992, Barb enjoyed selling jewelry at Walmart in Jackson, the former Kay’s Mechandise in Cape Girardeau, and again at Walmart in Jackson, retiring in June, 2012.

Loving survivors include her husband of 50 years, Danny of Jackson; two daughters, Melissa Welker of St. Louis, Christy (Ronnie) Amelunke of Jackson; six grandchildren, Miranda Mudge, Steven Amelunke, Cody (Holly) Amelunke, Nick Amelunke, Dylan Welker, and Christina Scharenborg; two sisters, Gwen (Jerry) Gray and Billie (Lee) Daugherty; a brother, Bobby (Darlene) Fields; and dear friends, Becky, Marty, Tim, Darrell, Carol, Nancy, and David.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Joann Templemire; and a great-grandson, Leland Allen Amelunke.

Visitation will be Friday, March 4, 2016, from 4 p.m. to service time, at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson.

The funeral will be Friday, at 7 p.m., at the funeral home, with the Rev. Ken Grant officiating.

Memorials may take the form of contributions to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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  1. Glenda Heiden

    Danny and family – I am so very sorry to hear about Barbara. She was a very dear, generous, sweet lady and we will all miss her very much. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. Ron Pinkerton

    Danny,So sorry for your loss!!!!!

  3. Sue Stucker Stuart

    Gwen and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I remember Barbara from when we were childhood friends and I remember her sweet disposition and her sweet smile.
    Sue Stucker Stuart

  4. Jackie Collins

    Danny- I am so sorry to hear about Barb. She was a great lady, she will be missed so much. We send our love and prayers. Love Justin & Jackie Collins & boys (Koleby & Austin)

  5. Elizabeth C. Deyarmin

    Dear Family, I am so very sorry to hear Grand-ma, I met her over my Christmas vacation with your wonderful family.
    Just know that all of her and your kindness will always be in my heart. She will be greatly missed. To Steven and all the family, my condolence, may Grand-ma rest in eternal peace. Que en paz decanse.

    Elizabeth Zambrano Cantu de Deyarmin.

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