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4500 Jenny Lind Road
Fort Smith, AR | 72901
700 Jefferson St.
Van Buren, AR | 72956
Barbara Krietemeyer

Barbara Jean Krietemeyer

Saturday, July 10th, 1943 - Tuesday, December 1st, 2020
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Barbara Jean (Osborne) Krietemeyer, age 77 passed away on December 1, 2020 at Ashton Place Manor. She was born on July 10, 1943 at St. Edward Mercy Hospital, in Fort Smith, Arkansas.
Barbara worked for and retired from the U.S. Postal Service, with over 30 years of service. Barbara also held many other positions prior to this, including: Southwestern Bell, the U.S. Army, Sevill Engineering Company, and Mr. Rooter. Barbara had a servant heart and most recently worked with the elderly as a caregiver. She was an active member of First Lutheran Church in Fort Smith, Arkansas and worked with many services in the church. She also held a position with the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League.
As we celebrate the life of Barbara, we can rejoice in the fact that she was a loving wife, mother, sister, and grandmother. Barbara enjoyed spending time with her family and church friends and playing with her dog April. Barbara was deeply in love with her late husband Don, often proclaiming her eagerness to rejoin him in the Kingdom of Heaven.
She is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Don; her father, Rev. Burl Osborne; her mother, Lola (Joslin) Osborne. She is survived by one son, Donald Krietemeyer Jr. and wife Mollie of Amelia, Ohio; a daughter, Karla Krietemeyer of Fort Smith, Arkansas; three grandchildren, Lance Krietemeyer and wife Mirielle of Marrero, Louisiana, Alex Krietemeyer and wife Shenandoah, of Chesterfield, Virginia; Kelsey Sawin and husband Justin, of Batavia, Ohio; one great-grandson, Jamis Sawin, whom she adored; a brother, Boyd Osborne and wife Debbie of Russellville, Arkansas; a sister, Caroline (Osborne) Jones and husband Larry of Van Buren, Arkansas; a brother, Philip Osborne and wife Stephanie of Van Buren, Arkansas.

Funeral services will be 10:30, Friday December 4, 2020 at First Lutheran Church in Fort Smith with burial to follow at Fort Smith National Cemetery under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home in Van Buren.
There will be a viewing from 1-5 PM, Thursday December 3, 2020 at Ocker Funeral Home 700 Jefferson Street.
Pallbearers: Lance Krietemeyer, Alex Krietemeyer, Justin Sawin, Larry Jones, Philip Osborne, Wade Hickman
Honorary pallbearers: Boyd Osborne, Hunnt Hickman, Hart Hickman
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, December 3rd, 2020 | 1:00pm - 5:00pm
    Thursday, December 3rd, 2020 1:00pm - 5:00pm
    Viewing will be from 1-5PM on Thursday December 3, 2020
  • Service

    Friday, December 4th, 2020 | 10:30am
    Friday, December 4th, 2020 10:30am
    First Lutheran Church
    419 North 12th
    FORT SMITH, AR 72091
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    Pastor John Merrill
  • Interment

    U.S. National Cemetery
    6th and Garland
    FORT SMITH, AR AR 72901
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Alice Wiley Family

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Janelle Davis

Posted at 02:37pm
Sincere sympathies to Barbara’s family. I worked with her in the Postal Service the last ten years of my federal service.

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