Barbara L. Prockish, 80, of Wamego, died Thursday, November 15, 2012, at Stormont-Vail Health Care in Topeka. She was a long-time resident of the community.
Barbara was born July 13, 1932, in rural Junction City, the daughter of Kenneth and Pearl Edwards Nye. Her family moved to Westmoreland where she attended local schools.
Barbara was the secretary and bookkeeper for St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Wamego for over twenty years. She also did child care in her home and for three years she co-owned the Kreem Kup in Wamego. Barbara was an active member of St. Bernard’s Catholic Church and the church guild. She also managed the church’s prayer circle. Barbara’s passions included her family, friends, quilting and crocheting. She loved to play cards, Wahoo, and traveling. In her younger years she enjoyed bowling, square dancing, and camping.
Barbara married Robert A. Prockish on January 4, 1950, in Flush, Kansas. He survives at their home.
She is also survived by her children; Robert D. Prockish and his wife, Ann, West Monroe, Louisiana, Richard Prockish and his wife, Lea, Eldersburg, Maryland, Wayne Prockish and his wife, Betsy, Topeka, Joyce Schau and her husband, Scott, Shawnee and Penny Adams and her husband, Chris, Wamego; her sisters, Jean Krouse and her husband, Oscar, Westmoreland, Gale Simmons, Manhattan, Carol Sprecker and her husband, Karl, Wichita and Pat Moran and her husband, Andy, Westmoreland; brother, Eldon “Tiny” Tankersley, Brush, Colorado; nine grandchildren, Dustin, Sarah, Lacey, Brett, Abbey, Weston, Katherine, Kristen, Shelby, and three great-granddaughters, Hannah, Ava and Harper; and three step-granddaughters, Carol, Teri, and Darlene.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, November 19, 2012, at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Wamego. Father Carl Dekat will be the Celebrant. Burial will follow at St. Bernard’s Catholic Cemetery. The family will greet friends on Sunday from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Campanella-Evans Mortuary in Wamego. A rosary prayer service will be held at 7:30 p.m. The family suggests memorial contributions to Autism Speaks or The Salvation Army, and those may be sent in care of the mortuary. Online condolences may be made at www.campanellafuneral.com