April 30, 1927 - September 12, 2021
Barbara Hoche Barklage, 94 of Cape Girardeau Missouri, died Sunday, September 12, 2021, at Morningside Assisted Living in Mayfield, Kentucky. She was born April 30, 1927, in Cape Girardeau, Missouri to David Edmund Hoche and Frances Betts Hoche. She was a 6th generation Cape Girardeau resident who was raised in the family home built in the early 1800's that still stands at 151 South Spanish Street. She and Donald Barklage were married August 10th, 1946, at Centenary United Methodist Church in Cape Girardeau. She graduated from Cape Girardeau Central High School and Southeast Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History, Master's Degree in Psychological Counseling, and later received specialized training at the Menninger Foundation. She was the therapist in charge of the Perryville Mental Health Clinic and later was a family counselor at the Community Counseling Center until her retirement. She also served on the Community Counseling Center Foundation Board. She was a longtime girl scout leader serving as President of the Board of Directors of the Otahki Girl Scout Council and as its Executive Director overseeing the construction of the 1100-acre Camp Cherokee Ridge. She was a member of the FY chapter of the PEO for over 70 years, holding various positions including president. She was a lifelong member of Centenary United Methodist Church serving as a Sunday school teacher, Methodist Youth Foundation leader, and a member of the Church Circle. She was a member of the Southeast Missouri Hospital's Auxiliary volunteering hundreds of hours, a Southeast Missouri State Athletic Booster, member of multiple PTA's and of the Cape Girardeau Jaycee's. Survivors include three children; Donna (Robert) Crader of Mindoro, Wisconsin; Susan (Glyn) Gordon of Mayfield, Kentucky; David (Audra) Barklage of St. Louis, Missouri; seven grandchildren, Zachary (Erin) Crader, Elizabeth (Matt) Murphy, Katherine (Will) Zanetis, Mary Claire Hall, Annie Hall, Tyler and Nick Simmons; and two great grandchildren, Hendrix Crader and Margaret Katherine Murphy. A private funeral will be held at Ford and Sons Mt. Auburn Funeral Home with burial to follow at Cape County Memorial Park. Memorials can be made to Centenary United Methodist Church or to the David E. Hoche Memorial Scholarship c/o Southeast Missouri University Foundation, One University Plaza, MS7300, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701.
Barbara Hoche Barklage, 94 of Cape Girardeau Missouri, died Sunday, September 12, 2021, at Morningside Assisted Living in Mayfield, Kentucky. She was born April 30, 1927, in Cape Girardeau, Missouri to David Edmund Hoche and Frances Betts Hoche.... View Obituary & Service Information
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