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“I will never forget Barbara, she taught me a lot about art and she had a wonderful 'laugh', a great gal, hope she is near her husband Pete. ”
1 of 9 | Posted by: Shauna McGoldrick - PAYSON, AZ

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2 of 9 | Posted by: Jill Hope - Calabash, NC

“I am so sorry for your loss, Kathy, Hank, and Bill. Be strong. Mrs. Stallings is greatly missed. She is truly a kind, creative, and loving person. ”
3 of 9 | Posted by: Luanne Mack - Aiken, SC

“got to know barbara when we worked together at waccamaw school in ash n.c she was the art teacher there and i knew mr pete he sang in our choir...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: patsy turner - ash, NC - friend

“Our hearts and prayers go out to your family. From all of CW22/MyRDC Master Control. ”
5 of 9 | Posted by: Travis Spears - cary, NC - friend

“my prayers are with the family Barbara was a great teacher artist and friend she will be missed. ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: mona brown - fayetteville, NC

“Christine, Pat, Phillip, Carolyn and Barbara's family: So sorry to hear about Barbara's passing. We are fortunate that we had the pleasure to meet...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Ruth Desmond Holst - Winslow, ME

“Barbara is one of the most memorable people in my life. Her art, family, spirit, and life example will always stay with me. Her beauty extended from...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Rick Ward - Clayton, NC - Friend

“I can't believe this happened. I know she is having a blast with the rest of the family already in heaven. I love here painting of an angel she...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Michelle (CC Bailey) Peralta - SC

Barbara Kleinert Stallings, 77, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, February 23, 2013.

Barbara was born in Mullins, South Carolina on October 8, 1935 to the late Carl and Eutha Bailey Kleinert. She graduated from Goldsboro High School in 1954 and from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro Women's College in 1958 with a degree in Commercial Art and Art Education. Barbara also graduated from East Carolina University with a Masters in Art Education and Painting, as well as a Masters in Supervision and Administration.

Barbara was a phenomenal artist who taught in the North Carolina Schools for over 30 years and dedicated her life to teaching and serving. She received many awards during her career including: First Union Secondary Educator of the Year, North Carolina Elementary Art Teacher of the Year, National Art Teacher of the Year Nominee and many first place ribbons from competitions throughout North Carolina.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, February 26, 2013 from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. at Seymour Funeral Home followed by a celebration of Barbara's life at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel of Seymour Funeral Home with Rev. Phil Kleinert officiating. Burial will follow in Wayne Memorial Park.

Barbara is survived by her children, Henry Martin Jr., William Van Martin, and Kathryn Sonia Martin Holiday, and her late husband's daughters, Stacy and Kim Stallings; five grandchildren; and three great grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister, Christine Desmond and husband Pat and her brother, Philip Kleinert. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Peter M. Stallings and her sister, Estelle Kleinert.

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