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  • Barbara Jean Hoyt

  • Barbara Jean Hoyt, 58, of Kansas City, Mo., passed away at home on April 1, 2013, after a courageous 19 month battle with cancer.

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  • Barbara Jean Hoyt
    Barbara Jean Hoyt, 58, of Kansas City, Mo., passed away at home on April 1, 2013, after a courageous 19 month battle with cancer. She spent her final days surrounded by close friends and family.
    Barbara was born to Moroni and Betty Hoyt on May 30, 1954, in Independence, Mo., where she was raised with five siblings. She graduated from William Chrisman High School in 1972 and from Cleveland Chiropractic College in 1975. From the late 1970's until 2011, Barb ran private practices in Buckner, Mo., and subsequently the Westport area of Kansas City. Her patients brought her much fulfillment and joy.
    Outside of work, Barb’s passions included classical music and opera, good food and wine, traveling with her life partner and the company of her many friends. Barb never knew a stranger; she loved to engage people in intellectual banter and enjoyed making every person feel like the most special person on earth. She could be seen up until 2 weeks before her death walking her beloved dog, Freddie. Anyone who knew Barb will remember her amazing wit, contagious laugh and boundless love of life and people. A hug from Barb was a common gift and request.
    Barbara is survived by her mother, Betty Mae Hoyt; siblings, Deborah Lawson, Jeffrey Hoyt, Ashley Hoyt and Gayle Griffin; nieces, Angelena, Gayle and Abi Graybill, Laura, Amanda and Casey Hoyt; nephews, Jeffrey Hoyt, Ron and Ben Youngs; Godchildren, Blake and Devon Nespica; and her life partner of 16 years, Tamera Murdock. She was preceded in death by her father, Moroni Hoyt; and her brother, Martin Hoyt.
    Please join us in a celebration of Barb’s life on Sunday, April 14, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Todd Bolender Center for Dance and Creativity, 500 W. Pershing Road, Kansas City, Mo. In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to support the "naming" of a chair for Barbara at the Kauffman Center for Performing Arts. Memorial donations in her name may be sent to the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, 1601 Broadway, Kansas City, MO 64108. Condolences may be shared with Barb's family at www.CremationCenterKC.com.
    Arrangements: Cremation Center of Kansas City, Shawnee Mission, 913-384-5566.
     
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