Vivian Busenbarrick

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Born 11-21-1944 -- Died 4-15-2007

Funeral services for Vivian Rose Eagleman Busenbarrick, 62, of West Plains, formerly of Salem, Ark., were held April 21 in the Rose Chapel of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home in West Plains.

She died April 15, 2007, in Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Mo. She was born Nov. 21, 1944, in Leota, Mo., the daughter of Roy Thomas and Sylvia Belle Burden Eagleman.

She graduated from West Plains High School with the class of 1961, received a bachelor's of science in elementary education in 1986 from Missouri State University in Springfield, Mo., and in 1990 received a master's of science in elementary education from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, Ark.

On Aug. 28, 1964, she married Max Earl Cates; on June 7, 1975, she married George Marion Busenbarrick.

She had been an elementary and special education teacher at Carmichael, South Fork, Glenwood, Gainesville and Bakersfield schoos and was a homemaker. She helped co-found the Emerald City Shelter having served as excutive director and was a voting member of the board of directors. She was a lifelong St. Louis Cardinals fan and was involved in numerous productions, both on and off stage at the Avenue Theater in West Plains. Mrs. Busenbarrick was active with the Central Church of Christ.

She is survived by four children, Jennifer Cates, Nashville, Tenn., Max Cates Jr. of Newton, Iowa, Edward Cates and wife, Crista, of Lafayette, Ind., and Daniel Busenbarrick and wife Angela of Kansas City, Mo.; three grandchildren, Morgan Dixon, Solomon Cates and Lyle Cates; her father, Roy Eagleman, wife, Bessie of Leota, Mo.; three brothers, Donald Eagleman, West Plains, Arthur Eagleman, wife, Katie Tomball, Texas and David Eagleman, wife Sharon, Garber, Okla.; two sisters, Ida Mae Cawvey, husband, Leon of Moody Mo.; and Rebecca Eagleman of West Plains; and numerous aunts; uncles; cousins; nieces; nephews; and friends.

Her grandparents; mother, Sylvia Eagleman; husband, George Busenbarrick; grandson, Robert Dixon; and four uncles preceded her in death.

Memorial contributions may be made to Emerald City Shelter and left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home of West Plains.