Lara Marie Kunz


    Lara Marie (nee Barber) Kunz of Rolla, Missouri was born January 12, 1972 in Kirkwood, Missouri and passed away October 1, 2022 at the age of 50 years.


    She passed onto each of her children an admiration for animals, a love for the rivers of Missouri and many memories of camping. She passed on the bravery to lean on family when life gets hard.
    She didn’t have much but she always helped others the best she could.
    She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert Allen Barber, Linda Virginia (Aslinger) Morgan and Parry Llewelyn Morgan.
    She is survived by her mother, Linda Lee (Hawkins) Barber; children, Lauren (Blankenship) Clark of St. Louis, Missouri, Kelsie Kunz, Nicholas Kunz, Kursten Kunz of Cuba, Missouri, Tyler and Trey Kunz of Steelville, Missouri; grandchildren, Makenzie and Piper Gibson of Cuba, Missouri, Marleigh Statler of Rolla, Missouri, Kaden Kunz of Cuba, Missouri and Ezra (Blankenship) Clark of St. Louis, Missouri; sister, Lisa (Scot) Schifferdecker of Waterloo, Illinois; nephews, Adam Brand and Luke Schifferdecker of Waterloo, Illinois; the fathers of her children, Robert Kunz of Cuba, Missouri and Richard Blankenship of Fairmount City, Illinois; other relatives and friends.
    A Celebration of Life was held from 1-6 p.m. on Saturday, October 29, 2022 at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Cuba, Missouri.
    Arrangements under the direction of Rolla Cremation in Rolla, Missouri.