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Barbara A. Conley

Obituary for Barbara A. Conley

November 14, 1939 - December 12, 2020
Beaver Dam and formerly of Milwaukee, Wisconsin | Age 81


Barbara A. Conley, 81, of Beaver Dam and formerly of Milwaukee passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 12, 2020 at Prairie Ridge Assisted Living in Waupun, Wisconsin surrounded by her loving family.

Barbara Ann was born on November 14, 1939 the daughter of Kenneth and Pearl (DuDeVoire) Conley in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Barbara had been employed for many years as a CNA. She was a faithful member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin.

Barbara is survived by her three children: John (Bobbie) Szuminski, Susan (Dan) Kuhn and Linda (Bruce) Strieff; daughter-in-law April Szuminski; nine grandchildren: Naomi, Shannon, Mitchell, Holly, Dustin, Zsanaiah, Chakhota, Shaeliah and Terry; seven great grandchildren; and her faithful canine companion Vinnie. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends and her church family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, son Robert, brothers Kenneth and Dennis and her former husband John Szuminski.

Barbara's cremated remains will be placed in the columbarium at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Beaver Dam.

Barbara's family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to the wonderful caring staff of Prairie Ridge Assisted Living for their kind and compassionate care of Barbara throughout the years. Your kindness will always be remembered.

The Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.koepsellfhcom.

Mothers Never Die-They Just Keep House up in the Sky

When we are children, we are happy and gay,
And our Mother is young and she laughs as we play,
Then as we grow up she teaches us truth
and lays life's foundations in the days of our youth-
and then it is time for us to leave the home
But her teachings go with us wherever we roam,
For all she taught us and all that we did
When we were so often just a "bad little kid"
We will often remember and then realize
That Mothers are special and wonderfully wise…
And as she grows older, we look back with love
Knowing that Mothers are "gifts from above,"
and when she "goes home" to receive her reward
She will dwell in God's Kingdom and Keep house for the Lord"
Where she'll "Light up" the stars that shine through the night
And keep all the moonbeams "sparkling and bright"
And then with the dawn she'll put the darkness away
As she scours the sun to new brilliance each day…
So dry tears of sorrow for Mothers don't die-
They just move in with God and "Keep House in the Sky"
And there in God's Kingdom, Mothers watch from above
To welcome their children with their undying love!

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