Barbara Cloud
Barbara Cloud

Obituary of Barbara Jean Cloud

Barbara Jean Cloud, 80, of Clinton, Missouri passed away Thursday afternoon, August 20, 2020 at the Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton. She was born December 21, 1939 in Coal, Mo., the daughter of John Houk and Beulah (Denny) Houk. She married Marquis Ward Cloud on January 23, 1959 in Clinton, Mo. He survives of the home. Barbara was employed with Unitog for many years until they closed. She then went to work for Royal Oaks Hospital in Windsor, Mo., in the medical billing department. She enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, crocheting, quilting, ceramics and various craft projects, shopping, and the internet. She was an excellent seamstress. She and Marquis enjoyed traveling together. Her greatest joy was following her children and grandchildren’s many athletic and various activities. In addition to her husband, surviving are one daughter, Paula J. Thornley and her husband Mitch, Clinton, Mo.; one son, Terry W. Cloud and his wife Mary, Clinton, Mo.; 10 grandchildren, Marquis M. Cloud and Cassie, Clinton, Mo., Hunter Cloud, Appleton City, Mo., Tara Dettmer and husband Ryan, Centerview, Mo., Tiffany Kuntemeier and husband Drew, St. Peters, Mo., Nathan Campbell and wife Katy, San Antonio, Texas, Derek Thornley and his wife Taryn, Chilhowee, Mo., Chelsea Thornley and Traver, St. Charles, Mo., Richard McNabb, Jr., Clinton, Mo., Nicole White and husband Mike, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania and Meladie Cloud, Springfield, Mo.; 17 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers, Milton Houk and his wife Willie, Tightwad, Mo., and Ralph Houk and his wife Mary, Coal, Mo.; 2 sisters, Bonnie Juel and Joyce Lewis; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Marquis Lynn Cloud; one great-granddaughter, Riley McNabb; and 2 brothers, Jim Houk and John Houk, Jr. A Celebration of Life will be planned at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of the Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home, Clinton. The family suggests memorial contributions to Vansant Road Cemetery, and these donations may be left in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be left online at www.bradleyhadley.com. If Roses Grow In Heaven If roses grow in heaven Lord Please pick a bunch for me. Place them in my mother’s arms And tell her they are from me. Tell her I love her and miss her, and when she turns to smile, place a kiss upon her cheek, and hold her for awhile. Because remembering her is easy, I do it every day. But there is an ache within my heart That will never go away.
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