Barbara June Walsh


Barbara Walsh, 92, of Olathe, KS, passed away Dec., 26, 2017 at her home surrounded by family. Inurnment will be at a later date at Leavenworth National Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Great Plains SPCA. Condolences may be left at

Barbara was born June 8th, 1925 to James and Jessie (Hollis) Bitner. She was born and raised in Oakland, IL. She graduated from Oakland High School in 1943. Barbara married Rex Walsh on Sept. 16th, 1944. She moved with her family to Charleston, IL, then to Flora, IL in 1963. Barbara and her husband retired and moved to Olathe in 1992. She was known to her family and friends as Gigi. Barbara enjoyed crocheting, crossword puzzles, water skiing, and just being in the sun and on the water. She was a lifelong member of the Women’s Auxiliary, VFW, and American Legion. Barbara will be dearly missed by friends and family.

She was preceded in death by her parents and sisters, Esther and Aline. Barbara is survived by her Husband: Rex Walsh; Children; Lynn Wilfong (Stephen) of Estero, Fl, Jeanne Walsh of Olathe, KS and Laurie Emerson (Rick) of Olathe, KS and 4 grandchildren; Stevie, Lynsie, Stefanie, and Jordan.