Barbara Ann Radick was born in Saint Louis, Missouri on March 4, 1941 and departed on April 13, 2017 as a result of being stubborn, refusing to follow doctor’s orders, and being sassy for more than seven decades. She enjoyed smoking, drinking coffee, working hard, spending time with her family, and her dog until her last days.
“Barbara, Barb, Momma, and/or Granny,” whomever she was to you; was born to Joseph and Victoria Radick. She was the fourth of five children in her Yugoslavian household. She attended Holy Trinity Catholic School, where she performed as a majorette and attended Central High School.
At the age of 22, Barbara’s life changed when she gave birth to her only child, a daughter who was the apple of her eye-Michelle Radick. From that
point on, she dedicated herself to working hard in order to care for her daughter and later her grandchildren as her family expanded. She spent 25 years working at Bussman Fuse before she went to Sigma Chemical, where she finally retired after 15 years. After a two month retirement the hard working Barbara insisted on seeking part-time employment to ensure that her family did not want for anything.
Barbara was family oriented, you could find her spending time with her grandchildren, drinking coffee with her daughter at the kitchen table, or watching her favorite TV shows. She was fond of CNN, The Golden Girls, The King of Queens and many other sitcoms. She was known for speaking her mind, sometimes using colorful language to express her opinions. She enjoyed going to the Casino, and following Cardinal’s baseball . Most of all, she loved her grand kids, and was so proud of seeing them grow up to be wonderful young men with families of their own.
Barbara spent her last days in her home surrounded by family and friends with her daughter by her side.
She leaves behind to mourn her passing: daughter, Michelle Radick; grandsons, Antonio (Teaera) and Joshua (Brianna) Radick; one great granddaughter, Jai’lee Radick; one brother, Lawrence Radick; one sister, Antoinette Feazel; as well as a host of nieces and nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Victoria Radick; brothers, William and Jerry Radick; sister-in-laws, Betty and Ardith Radick and brother-in-law Lee Feazel.
Services: A memorial Celebration of Life will be held for her on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 from 11am to 2pm at the chapel of St. Louis Cremation, 2135 Chouteau Ave., St. Louis MO 63103.
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