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Barbara Bodwell, Pastor’s Wife

By October 23, 2013No Comments
EMDEN, Mo.—Barbara Ann Bodwell, a pastor’s wife, died on Oct. 3. She was 75. Barb faithfully served her Lord alongside her husband, S. D. Bodwell, for the past 48 years as “Preacher and Barb.” They ministered in many locations, including First Regular Baptist Church, Knoxville, Iowa (1967–1974); Columbus Road Baptist Church, Quincy, Ill. (1974–1991); Brookdale Baptist Church, Moorhead, Minn. (1992–1996); Mount Pleasant Church, Stephensville, Mo.; and Truth Church in Texas. They were currently serving at Community Baptist Church, Emden, Mo. Barb was a faithful and loving wife, loving mother and grandmother, and gracious friend to young and old alike. She impacted many lives as she ministered from her kitchen table and in the Sunday School classroom. She is survived by her husband, S. D., of 57 years; four children, Kim, Kelly, Mark, and Mary Jo Coffman; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two step-granddaughters; two siblings, Mary Louise DeVault and Jerry Bane; and numerous nieces and nephews.