Ambrose B. “Barney” Souther was born April 19, 1929 to Mildred and Ambrose L. Souther in Iconium, MO. He passed away November 29, 2011. Barney was 82 years old.
Barney and his two sisters Patricia and Ramona were raised in Iconium and had many fond memories of country life.
Barney attended a one room school house in Iconium during grade school and graduated from Osceola High in 1946. Following graduation Barney lived in KC, MO for two years and then was drafted into the US Army from 1951-1953, where he was stationed in Germany for two years . After returning to the states he attended and graduated from the University of Missouri. Barney then began his career in finance. In 1968 Barney returned to his childhood home in Iconium where he became the Vice President at Lowry City Bank where he worked until retirement in 1997.
In 1971 Barney married Joyce M. Baumgarden-Elliott. He is survived by his wife Joyce, son Garrett Elliott and wife DeeAnn; daughter Amy Dwyer and husband Tom; grandchildren, Travis Elliott and wife, Dani, Nicole and Kyle Elliott and David Dwyer. Also surviving are sisters, Ramona Moore and Patricia Lycan, many loved nieces, nephews, family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Marie Cox and Mary Florence.
Barney and Joyce were active members of the United Methodist Church in Lowry City, MO. He enjoyed and was involved in his service in the community of Lowry City. Barney loved country life, he raised cattle and had a fish farm. He lived life to the fullest each day. Barney loved God, his family, friends and his farm in “Toad Suck” Iconium, MO.