Monday November 29, 2010 was a red-letter day for Barb Brunworth. She entered into a brand new relationship with the Lord she loved so deeply. The saints wearing white robes, washed with the blood of the Lamb, welcomed her with open arms. We, the saints on Earth, continued our grieving that began Wednesday night when Barb had a massive heart attack on the way to Thanksgiving services. During the four days in between, before Barb’s home address was changed, we wanted her to stay with us. We cried, prayed, and wished the Lord would grant our plea. Now we adjust to a world without Barb.
Just last week the St. Louis 7 were sending emails across the cyberspace and Barb was completely engaged. She shared that she and Jerry celebrated their 50th Anniversary this summer as well as other 50th Anniversary celebrations with husband Jerry’s former schools. Barb encouraged each of us in our personal walks in life. She talked theology and suggested ways we can continue to speak and write from our hearts. The emails were Barb!; how she listens and responds, articulate, challenging and encouraging. That’s been her way of life as a wife, mom, student, theological scholar, counselor, Board member, presenter at conferences, writer, voracious reader, and especially as our friend. That’s how we knew Barb. Life will be less without her presence.
May LIGHT perpetual shine upon Barb!