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Charlotte "Char" Ann (McDaniel) Barquist, Age: 85
Aug 27,1933---Sep 25,2018



Charlotte Ann Barquist passed away suddenly on September 25th, 2018. She will be missed greatly by all those who loved her and by many others whose lives she touched.
She was born Aug 27, 1933 and adopted by her family Ray and Clare (Knight) McDaniel in Des Moines IA. In high school she met the love of her life Herbert E Barquist. They married on Feb 15, 1949 and began their life’s journey together. They moved numerous times in their early years together and had 5 children by 1960, Herbert, Robert, Steven, Ann Marie, and Thomas. In 1964 they moved to Kansas City MO where she has since resided. She also served as a surrogate mother, confidant, and source of advice for many of the people who grew up in the northland. And she became a lifelong friend to hundreds.

Char (as she preferred to be known) became a friend of Bill W in 1972. She faithfully walked one day at a time until the moment of her death, always thinking of the welfare of others. Char sponsored countless other friends with their daily walk over the years. She also gratefully accepted a position as manager of the Kansas City Area Central Office, making helping others the cornerstone of her life. Char was well known in the community and was highly sought after for numerous speaking engagements throughout the region over the last 46 years. With her kind and gentle voice Charlotte touched uncounted number of lives. All have responded in love.


Charlotte was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Ray McDaniel, husband Herbert and sons Herbert and Robert.

She is survived by son Steven (Debbie) Barquist, daughter Ann (Paul) Patton, and son Thomas (Cindy) Barquist, daughter-in-law Saundra Barquist, 8 grandchildren, Kelly (Steve) Calon, Kristen (Chris) Hittner, Lyndsey Barquist, Jessica Farris (Ryan), Jennifer (Brandon) Bernard, Sarah (Justin) Sharp, Karna (Benjamin) Holquist, and Douglas Barquist, and 12 ½ great-grandchildren.

Celebration of Life will be held Oct 20, 2018 from 1:30 to 3:30 pm at Northland Christian Church, 6120 NE 48th St.  KCMO 64119

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Celebration of Life
Northland Christian Church
6120 NE 48th Street
Kansas City
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Date of Service:
Oct 20 ,2018
Time of Service:
01:30 PM
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Kim Wiar Stillman Oct 13 ,2018

Friend ,Saraland ,AL

Steve, I am so, so sorry. Please give my heartfelt condolences to all. May this closure bring to each of you a peace that passes all understanding. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Kim Wiar Stillman

Catherine Merrill Oct 16 ,2018

Friend ,Holt ,Missouri

My heartfelt sympathy to your family as you mourn your mother. My heart is with you. Praying for your peace.