Barbara Hamilton Thomas

Barbara was born Oct. 19, 1934, in Leavenworth, Kan., the daughter of John Max and Helen Louise (Parsons) Hamilton.

Barbara graduated from Leavenworth High School in 1952. On July 13, 1952, she married Alvin "A.P." Thomas. He preceded her in death in 2013.

Barbara worked at Ft. Leavenworth and then the Federal Bureau of Prisons from which she retired as Secretary to the Warden in 1990.

Barbara loved and enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren. She also enjoyed traveling and reading. She was an active, lifetime member of Congregational/Pilgrim Church in Leavenworth. She also volunteered at the YWCA, Friends of the Library, the ARC Thrift Store, and Special Needs Advocacy Partnership (SNAP).

Barbara is survived by her children, Mark Thomas (Annie), David Thomas (Jacki) and Kelly Kouns (Tim); grandchildren, Sara and Jordan Thomas, Katie Correa (Jorge), Stephen, Jason (Sarah) and Ryan Kouns; nine great grandchildren; one sister, Greta Sharp (Bill); and niece Deonna Sharp.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 18, 2017, at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. A memorial service will begin at 11 a.m. Monday, at the funeral home. Pastor Greg Teague will officiate the ceremony. In honor of Barbara's wishes she was cremated. Memorials are suggested to Special Needs Advocacy Partnership in Leavenworth (SNAP).