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In Memory of

Barbara J. Waters-Hickman

October 20, 1946 - June 4, 2017

Obituary


Barbara J. Waters-Hickman, 70, left her earthly home on June 4, 2017. Barbara was born on October 20, 1946 in Kansas City, Missouri to Howard R. and Harriet J. Garland Waters. She graduated from Sumner High School, Class of 1964, attended Kansas City Kansas Junior College and transferred to Emporia State Teachers College, graduating in 1970. She was married to her beloved, Gilbert Hickman on July 7, 1990.
Barbara was an elementary school teacher in Atchison, Kansas, Kansas City, Kansas, and Kansas City, Missouri. She was a 50 year member of First African Methodist Episcopal...

Barbara J. Waters-Hickman, 70, left her earthly home on June 4, 2017. Barbara was born on October 20, 1946 in Kansas City, Missouri to Howard R. and Harriet J. Garland Waters. She graduated from Sumner High School, Class of 1964, attended Kansas City Kansas Junior College and transferred to Emporia State Teachers College, graduating in 1970. She was married to her beloved, Gilbert Hickman on July 7, 1990.
Barbara was an elementary school teacher in Atchison, Kansas, Kansas City, Kansas, and Kansas City, Missouri. She was a 50 year member of First African Methodist Episcopal Church, as well as the Sumner High School Reunion Committee, class of 1964. She was also a member of the Gateway Plaza Homes Tenants Association, served as a volunteer tutor for the KCK Community College Literacy Program, and served as a representative for Kansas City, Kansas on the Bi-State Empowerment Zone Proposal Steering Committee.
Barbara was preceded in passing by her husband, Gilbert and her parents.
She leaves good memories to her sister, Brenda Waters and her "special sister", Barbara Terry (Campbell); niece, Dominique Waters and grand-niece Adrianna Toran; brother, Paul (Theresa) Waters and family; and a host of many other relatives and friends.
A gathering of family and friends will be from 10-11 AM, with a celebration of Barbara's life beginning at 11 AM, Saturday, June 17, 2017 at Chapel Hill-Butler Funeral Home, 701 N. 94th St., Kansas City, Kansas 66112. Interment will be immediately following at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens.