|Birth: ||Sep. 3, 1928|
|Death: ||Jan. 31, 1994|
Barbara Kong, age 65, of Madison, died on Monday, January 31, 1994, at St. Mary's Hospital after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was born on September 3, 1928, the daughter of Carroll E. and Mae Boyd. She married Lyle Kong on May 24, 1946, and together they farmed in Utica for years. Barbara retired January 1, 1994 from the Wisconsin Division of Library Services. Survivors include her mother, Mae Boyd of Madison; a sister, Mary (Jerry) Barfknecht, of Madison; and her aunt, Sara Waterhouse of California; her children, Dean (Marcia) Kong of Stoughton, Bonnie (Mark) Fox of Middleton and Barbara D (Bob) Crosby of McFarland, Rollin (Cathy) Kong of Westfield. She was the beloved grandmother of seven grandchildren, Kari (Rick) Klingaman of Stoughton, PFC Teena Schumann of Louisiana, Scot and Mike Kong of Westfield, Lesly and Jack Schumann Madison, Catelin Kong of Westfield; step-grandchildren, Tiffany and Nathan Fox of Madison and Jeremy, Jeny and Jasmine Clark of Stoughton. Barbara is further survived by several nieces, nephews, and friends, including special friends Rick McCarthy of Madison, Betty Ellerman of Florida and Joyce Cronk of Madison. She was preceded in death by her father, Carroll E. in 1965 and her grandson Danny Kong in 1991. Funeral services will be held at the GUNDERSON FUNERAL HOME, 5203 Monoma Dr., at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 2, 1994. Friends may call from 1:00 p.m. until the time of services at the funeral home.
God saw that she was getting ill and a cure was not to be;
so He put his arms around her and whispered "Come with me";
With tearful eyes watcher her suffer, and see her fade away;
Although we loved her dearly, we could not make her stay.
A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands to rest;
God broke our hearts to prove to us he only takes the best.
The family would like to thank all of Barbara's friends and neighbors for their support, and a special thanks to Dr. Michael Frontiera and his nurse, Carolyn, for the loving care given to her.
Madison Wisconsin State Journal: Feb. 1, 1994 Page 8A
NOTE: Barbara was born in 1928 to Carroll Boyd and his 1st wife, Mary Esther Hoover Boyd who died in 1931. Mae Stokes married Carroll in 1937 and undoubtedly the one Barbara knew as her mother. I have linked Barbara with her biological mother.
Carroll Ephraim Boyd (1901 - 1965)
Mary Esther Hoover Boyd (1901 - 1931)
Lyle R Kong (1923 - 2010)
Rollin Lyle Kong (1951 - 2016)*
Mary Esther Boyd Barfknecht (1925 - 2003)*
Barbara Jean Boyd Kong (1928 - 1994)
Roselawn Memorial Park
Plot: Section F Lot: 64 Space: 11
Created by: Ozarkcheryl
Record added: Oct 31, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 119627375