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Barbara Irene Wadkins

Graveside services for Barbara Irene Wadkins, 80, Pomona, Missouri, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, April 3, 2021 at Howell Memorial Park Cemetery, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.


Mrs. Wadkins passed away at 6:03 a.m., Wednesday, March 31, 2021, at Brooke Haven Healthcare.


She was born October 15, 1940, at Sonora, California, to Walter Blaine Painter and Lois Blonde Painter.  On September 1, 1956, she was married at Monterey, California, to Harold Wadkins.  Before her retirement, Mrs. Wadkins worked at Marathon Electric.  She loved her family and enjoyed taking care of her grandkids, fishing and camping.


She is survived by her husband, Harold Wadkins; one son, Ronnie Wadkins and wife, Stephanie; one daughter-in-law, Trish Wadkins; four grandchildren, Troy, Timothy and Aleia Wadkins and Maryhelen Frost; one great-grandson, Ethan Frost; and several nieces and nephews.


Her parents, two sons, Robert Dean Wadkins and Donnie Eugene Wadkins and four brothers, Lee, Blaine, Edward and Gene Painter, preceded her in death.


Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Friday, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.   Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association and may be left at or mailed to Robertson-Drago Funeral Home, 211 West Main, West Plains, MO  65775. Online condolences may be expressed at