Lois Barbara (Jenkins) Baskin, 93, passed away on December 10, 2012, at Kingswood Nursing Care Center. She was born October 5, 1919, in Holdrege, Nebraska, daughter of Amye (Armstrong) and Benjamin Jenkins. Barbara attended Hastings College, Nebraska, where she majored in English and met her husband Bob Baskin. They were married September 9, 1943, in Washington D.C. by the Reverend Peter Marshall, prior to Bob's military service.
During WWII, Barbara worked for the FBI as a code-breaker. Later she was a substitute teacher for the Center School District in Kansas City for many years. She enjoyed homemaking, was a wonderful hostess to anyone who visited her home, loved crossword puzzles, creative writing, and music.
Barbara is survived by her husband, Robert C. Baskin, and her three children, William N. Baskin, MD, (Leah), Rockford, Illinois; Jean Zimmerman (Tom and children Alisa and Charlie), St. Louis, Missouri; and Jane McCall, Kansas City, Missouri, who was her caregiver the past eight years. She was predeceased by her parents and her brothers, Rollin and Deane Jenkins.
Visitation will be held from 2:00-3:00 p.m. followed by memorial service at 3:00 p.m. Friday, December 14th, at John Knox Kirk Presbyterian Church, 11430 Wornall Road, Kansas City, MO 64114. Memorial contributions can be made to The Foundation for Hospice Care, Inc. [www.thefoundationforhospicecare.org]. Condolences may be offered at www.mtmoriah-freeman.com.