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Barbara Ann Doonan 1946 - 2019
Manuel Palacio Sr.

LARNED — Barbara Ann Doonan, 72, went to be with her savior on Feb. 7, 2019, passing away at Diversicare of Larned, Larned. She was born Nov. 22, 1946, in Great Bend to Louie and Claudia (Slaton) Doonan. 

Barbara was raised for a short time in a small town west of Great Bend called Timken. The family moved to Great Bend in 1959. Barbara graduated with the Great Bend High School Class of 1964. She attended Fort Hays State University and Salt City Business College. For several years, Barbara was a fill-in secretary for Kelly Girls; however, she could step into any office and fill a position they had. After her divorce when the children were young, Barbara got a job doing waitress jobs, working day and night to support herself and her two kids. Barbara suffered from different illnesses and was forced to retire early in life. 

Survivors include, one son James Michael Sanders of Fort Worth, Texas; one daughter, Jannea Wright and husband Chris of Arlington, Texas; one brother, David Doonan and wife Becky of Great Bend; one granddaughter, Katie Wright; and two nieces, Amanda Doonan and Angela Doonan. She was preceded in death by her parents. 

There will be no viewing as cremation has taken place. A Graveside inurnment will take place at a later date at the Great Bend Cemetery. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at

Funeral arrangements provided by

Bryant Funeral Home

1425 Patton Road

Great Bend, KS   67530

Great Bend  (Kan.) Tribune, Feb. 10, 2019