Barbara Ann Husler, 79, of New London, passed away at 6:20 a.m. Saturday, July 28, 2018 at the Luther Manor Nursing Center in Hannibal.

Barbara Ann Husler, 79, of New London, passed away at 6:20 a.m. Saturday, July 28, 2018 at the Luther Manor Nursing Center in Hannibal.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018 at the James O’Donnell Funeral Home of Hannibal. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery in Louisiana. Pastor Tom Day will officiate.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at the funeral home.

Barbara was the only child of Julian and Ora Mae Epperson Ince. She was born on Sept. 8, 1938 in Louisiana.

Barbara graduated from Frankford High School and was the Salutatorian of the class of 1956. She attended Kirksville State Teachers College and completed a one-year secretarial course, and was then employed at the J.C. Penney’s store in Louisiana as a bookkeeper.

Barbara was previously married to James Edward Husler of Chillicothe on April 19, 1959, at the Methodist Church in Louisiana. He preceded her in death on April 9, 2006.

Survivors include two daughters: Betty Jean Clark (Greg) of New London and Brenda Lee Mahsman (Phil) of New London; five grandchildren: Joshua Clark of Hannibal, Aaron Clark of Hannibal, Wesley Mahsman of Troy, Whitney Nunan of Louisiana and Rachel Lang of Hannibal. Also surviving are six great-grandchildren and one expectant great-grandchild.

Barbara was preceded in death by her parents.

Barbara was a farmer her entire life, beginning as a young girl assisting her parents on the family farm. A talented baker, Barbara also operated “Barbara’s Catering” for over 30 years where she was well known for her delicious pies. Coconut cream pie was Barbara’s specialty. Barbara enjoyed fishing the Salt River, playing cards and working her crossword puzzles from the newspaper.

Barbara was a longtime member of the Fairview Cemetery Board of Louisiana, while serving as the Secretary for many years. Barbara was also an active member of the Democratic Club of Pike County and a member of the Salt River Christian Church.

Pallbearers will be Barbara’s grandchildren: Joshua Clark, Aaron Clark, Kaleb Nunan, Wesley Mahsman, Whitney Nunan and Rachel Lang.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Fairview Cemetery Association of Louisiana.

Online condolences may be made at www.jamesodonnellfuneralhome.com