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Michael, Barbara

In Loving Memory

Michael, Barbara E- (nee Singleton)

June 10, 1947 - February 21, 2024

Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, Wednesday February 21, 2024.

Beloved wife of Thomas Michael; loving mother of Robert (Bridget) Garavaglia; dear grandmother of Anthony and Joy Garavaglia; dear sister of Patsy (John) Caby and Carol (Ron) Banfield; dear cousin of Maria Murphy.

Barb was born in St. Louis on June 10, 1947. She graduated from Resurrection Grade School  and St. Anthony’s High School. She later received a bachelor’s degree from UMSL and a master’s degree from Washington Univeristy.

Barb served many people in so many ways. As a social worker in private practice counseling and working at Gwin’s Travel, in marketing at Barnes-Jewish and fitness & health for Optimal Lifestles, Inc.

Services:  Visitation at KUTIS AFFTON CHAPEL, Sunday March 3, 2:00-6:00 PM. A memorial mass will be held at Our Lady of Providence Catholic Church (8866 Pardee Rd 63123) on Saturday, March 16th at 1:00 PM.



21 thoughts on “Michael, Barbara E- (nee Singleton)”

  1. She will be missed by many. Her contagious smile would brighten a room. Will miss seeing her at the reunions. My deepest sympathy to Tom and family on the loss of Barbara. When someone you love dies, you never quite get over it. You just slowly learn how to go on without them. But always keeping them tucked safely in your heart. with my love

  2. With deepest sympathy to Barb’s family and friends. We loved her so much. We will remember the fun golf matches , shoe shopping indulgences, and many good gabby lunches and dinners. She will be dearly remembered.

  3. With sympathy from the heart and soul to Barb’s family and friends. Barb was deeply loved by her sisters. May you all be comforted by our Lord and Savior. He is present with you for times like this.
    (“I will never leave or forsake you. ”
    Heb. 13:5, Joshua 1:5b)
    R. Chappelle
    Carol’s friend

  4. Barb was one of my best friends in high school. Even as a young person, Barb was sensible, reliable and honest. She would always tell you the truth even if you didn’t want to hear it. I could always rely on Barb in any situation. She was the salt of the earth. I know she is loving Haeven and I can’t wait to be with her there. It will be a blast.

  5. Thinking of the family and wishing you all moments of peace and comfort as you remember someone who was so close to you. Barb was an amazing person and will be missed!

  6. Dear Tom,

    I am so saddened by the traumatic last few years in your lives together. We witnessed you and Barb fight valiantly against your health issue-and win. I so wish that it could have ended the same this time.

    You are in our prayers, Tom. We will be out of town through May-unfortunately missing Barb’s memorial. We will always have good memories of your visit to our Door County condo!

  7. Tom and Robert — We are so sorry for your loss. Barbara was a wonderful person who will be missed by everyone who knew her. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  8. I will always remember Barb as one of our fun “golf sisters” with the Monday Ladies Golf League at Ballwin Golf Course. We were so shocked when she couldn’t play with us any more. Now saddened to hear of her passing. Sending prayers and condolences to her family.

  9. Tom,
    This is indeed very sad news. Donna and I are so fortunate to have gotten to know both Barb and yourself, throughout those many years, in our MEG group meetings. Each of you balanced the other, with perhaps Barb as the anchor. Barb good sense of humor, matched your quick wit. I recall we all had an enjoyable time when you visited us in Door County. I extend my sympathy to your entire family.
    Tom, “May the Lord Bless You and Keep You and your family”, through these difficult days ahead.

  10. Barb and I shared many “grandparent” opportunities at City Garden Montessori Charter School with Joy and Anthony and Nicholas and Jude Huck-Reymond. She was always the cool, young grandma even though she was a bit older than me 😅. She was stylish, fit and energetic. It’s been a difficult path for her these last years. Tom and I want to extend our deepest sympathy to Rob. Bridget, Anthony, Joy and her husband Tom.
    Sincerely, Tom and Judy Huck

  11. Barb served as true friend to all of the members of the Gateway PGA. She was always there as a mentor and expert to us and many golfers in the area of fitness. She will truly be missed by all.

  12. Our deepest sympathy to Barb‘s family. We are wishing you comfort and peace during this difficult time.

  13. Tom, both Mary and I were sad to read of Barb’s passing. You two were a wonderful pair. Sending our prayers and condolences to you and your family.

  14. Tom, Lee and I want to let you know we care, and will miss Barb, and, you and Barb, as a couple. She was an awesome person. Be gentle with yourself as you deal with your grief. It comes and goes, with a mind of its own, never knowing how or when it will show up. If you feel like it, keep coming to our gatherings, movies and dinners. It will be good to see you.
    Love, Rebecca and Lee

  15. Robert, Bridget, Anthony and Joy, may you find comfort in fond memories of your mother, mother-in-law, and grandmother. Love knows no boundaries. Cherish the wisdom that she has gifted you with and know that you now have a heavenly advocate. As I have done since my Kingshighway Library days, I’ll keep you in my prayers.


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