Obituaries detail

Sandra "Sandy" Lea Barker
Sep 19, 1938 - Jun 05, 2020

Sandra “Sandy” Lea Barker, fondly known as “Mimi”, 81, of Liberty, MO, passed away June 5, 2020 at KU Medical Center.


Sandy was born in Kansas City, MO to Glen and Viola Pittser on September 19, 1938.  She graduated from Central High School in Kansas City, MO and was self-employed as a court stenographer for over 50 years.  She accepted Jesus as her Savior while attending Tabernacle Baptist Church as a young girl.  Later she became a member of Sterling Acres Baptist Church.  During her years of attending both churches she served in a variety of roles and capacities. 



Sandy is survived by her three children, Jimmy Barker (Kelly Bradley), Debbie Vochatzer (Dave), and David Barker (Trish); four grandchildren whom she cherished, Allison and Justin Vochatzer and Matthew and Tyler Barker; brothers, Roger Pittser and Glen Pittser, Jr. (Sandy); and nieces and nephews, all of whom were very special to her. Sandy is preceded in death by her parents Glen and Viola Pittser; sister, Deloris Eylar; brother-in-law, Dr. Walt Eylar;  and nephew, Curtis Eylar. 



Sandy found the most joy in her family.  Her kids and grandkids loved spending time with “Mimi” and have numerous memories that will forever remain with them. Some of their favorite memories were trips to Branson, making her famous chocolate milkshakes, enjoying the plaza lights at Christmas time, late night movies, puzzling, sharing a love for books and reading, her cheering them on at various extracurricular activities, and long conversations about life and any wisdom she could bestow upon them.



Organ donation saved the life of Sandy’s youngest grandson in 2008, and at that time, she registered to be an organ donor.  Sandy’s family is proud to share that she continues her legacy by becoming the first tissue donor in the area over the age of 75.  Her donation will provide tissues to recipients in critical need.  The family kindly requests that in lieu of flowers, donations are made to the Midwest Transplant Network (1900 West 47th Place, Suite 400, Westwood, KS 66205 / (913-262-1668) /



The family of Sandy wishes to extend our sincere appreciation to the compassionate nursing staff at KU Medical Center, Midwest Transplant Network, and the many friends and family who have reached out with condolences.


A celebration of her life will be held on June 20, 2020 in Liberty, MO.



David Jun 12 ,2020

friend ,Lees Summit ,Missouri

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family in this time of need, god bless.

Kent Peterson Jun 12 ,2020

Friend ,Kansas City ,Missouri

God Bless your family. She raised 3 wonderful kids. Our prayers are with you.

Judi A Duncan Jun 13 ,2020

neighbor ,Liberty ,Missouri

We are so sorry to hear about Sandy. She was such a sweet lady and neighbor.

Julia Donnelly Jun 14 ,2020

Aunt ,Kansas City ,Missouri

To JIMMIE and Kel— and rest of family— we are so sorry for your loss and send love, hugs and deepest sympathy! Your Mother sounds like a wonderful loving human being and I know she raised another —. Just by all the stories we hear from KELLY! And I’m sure the rest of your family made her proud as well! Losing a mother is one of the hardest times in your life( personal experience). She touches your very soul in ways no other could! A special angel now watching over all of you! N the very air you breathe—————- Hugs

Curtis & Amy Ashby Jun 14 ,2020

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Julia and Jim Reavis Jun 14 ,2020

Prayers to you all.

Mike and Leasa Jun 14 ,2020

Friend ,Kansas City ,Missouri

We are so sorry for you loss. We will always be grateful for kindness and generosity!!!

Tracy Jun 14 ,2020

Friend ,Pleasant Hill ,Missouri

I have so many wonderful memories of Sandy from my childhood. She will be missed.

Sue and Terry Thorne Jun 14 ,2020

Neighbor ,Liberty ,Missouri

Sandy was a lovey neighbor. We enjoyed talking with her. She appeared to have been very loved by her family. We’ve seen them come and go as they came to visit their Mom and Grandma. We pray that you will all be comforted at this time.

Judi A Duncan Jun 15 ,2020

neighbor ,Liberty ,Missouri

Sandy was a lovely lady and a sweet neighbor. She so enjoyed her family and it was great to see how much time they spent with her. She will be missed.

Marty Postlethwait Jun 15 ,2020

Friend of Jimmy Barker ,Lenexa ,Kansas

Jimmy and family, Please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I will continue to pray for you and hold you close to my heart. I know your Mom was an amazing lady and you will have lots of wonderful memories to cherish. Warmly, Marty Postlethwait

Cindy Stanley Jun 17 ,2020

Niece ,Lees Summit ,Missouri

I was so saddened to hear of Aunt Sandy’s passing. I have so many wonderful memories of her. Always a smile on her face, and her laughter will be forever remembered. She will be greatly missed.

Pete & Jeanne Smith Jun 20 ,2020

Friends of Jimmy & Kelly ,Kansas City ,Missouri

Although we cannot be there today to share in the celebration of your Mom's life, we are in spirit. And we are hoping that you will find some solace in your many memories of her. Love you both!