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Barbara Lou Young Green was born May 3, 1928 in Moberly, MO, the daughter of Gussie Alliene Brooks Young and Moss Juhl Young. In 1944, she was married to Donald Wayne Skinner and to that marriage three children were born: Leslie Wayne, Alliena Ann, and Mel Alan. In 1964, she was married to John H. Curry and to that marriage one son, James Stephen was born. In 1985 with her marriage to Shannon Lee Green, a blended family was formed with the addition of Shannon Lee Green Jr. and Kathy Sue Green Karr. 

In 1971, after a move from Greeley, CO, Trenton became home. Barbara was an active member of First Baptist Church, Trenton, having served as secretary/treasurer in a volunteer and subsequently paid capacity since 1977. She retired as church secretary/treasurer in 1998. 

Barbara is survived by children and their spouses:  Les and Rhonda Skinner of Marion, KY, Alliena Taylor of Joplin, MO, Mel and Nancy Skinner of Marthasville, MO, Steve and Cassi Curry of Bentonville, AR, Shannon and Diane Green of Gladstone, MO, and Allan and Kathy Karr of Edmond, OK, 20 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, and 4 great-great-grandchildren. 

Preceding her in death were her parents, a brother and sister who died in infancy, ex-spouse Don Skinner, spouses John Curry and Shannon Green, grandchildren Jodi McCaskill and Cody Robinson, great-grandchildren Benjamin and Linus Gilbert, and son-in-law Charles Taylor.

A memorial service is scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 20, 2024 at the First Baptist Church in Trenton. Inurnment will be at a later date in Resthaven Memorial Gardens of Trenton. Memorial donations are suggested to the First Baptist Church in lieu of flowers and may be mailed to Slater-Neal Funeral Home.

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