Cameron, Missouri- Barbara Ellen Stuffllebean was born on March 12, 1941 in the small town of New Hampton, Missouri, to Arch and Dorthy (Burton) Holley. She attended school in Coffey, Missouri, where she played various sports; basketball, softball, and track. She graduated in 1959 and married William A. Stufflebean Sr. on September 4, 1960. To this union, three children were born.


Barbara worked at Modene’s Radiators in Trenton, Missouri, and also worked in Home Care Service.  She enjoyed helping the elderly in their homes. Later she worked at Hope Funeral Home in Gallatin, Missouri as a receptionist.


She was a member of the American Cancer Society, Passionate Friend’s Group, and attended the Assembly of God Church and also Passion Church of Christ in Cameron, Missouri until her illness took its toll on her yet she never lost her faith in the Lord.


During her cancer illness, Barbara endured many surgeries and fought a long, difficult battle until she passed away March 18, 2024 at her home surrounded by her loved ones. 


Barbara is preceded in death by her parents, Arch and Dorothy Holley; husband, William A. Stufflebean Sr.; and son, William A. Stufflebean Jr.; sisters, Shirley Holley, Donna Stewart, Norma Watkins, and Wanda Brown; brothers, Melvin  Holley, Gary Holley and his wife, Mary Lou; 2 nieces and 5 nephews.


Survivors: daughters, Peggy Stufflebean and Pamela Brookshier; adopted sons, Kody and Taylor Stufflebean; all of Cameron, Missouri; 31 grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.


Words cannot express our sorrow and how very much Barbara will be missed by all those that loved and adored her. She will forever be in our hearts and minds.


Funeral Service: 2:00 PM, Thursday, March 21, 2024 at Poland-Thompson Chapel.

Visitation one hour prior, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.


Burial: Mt. Zion Cemetery, New Hampton, Missouri


The family suggests memorials be given to help with funeral expenses.


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Arrangements by Poland-Thompson Funeral Home, Cameron, MO.