CLEBURNE - Iva Barbee, 93, passed away Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, in Burleson.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, in the Post Oak Cemetery Chapel in Glen Rose with Chaplain Matt McKethan and the Dr. Don Shipman officiating. Burial will be in Post Oak Cemetery.

Visitation will be held 6-8 p.m. Friday at Crosier-Pearson Cleburne Funeral Home.

Pallbearers are Chris Barbee, Devon Barbee, John Barbee, Randy Barbee, Rob Barbee and Tara Barbee.

Iva was born March 7, 1919, in Glen Rose to John David and Harriet Maude Sullivan Mitchell. She married Robert Barbee on Oct. 18, 1941, in Fort Worth.

Iva had a wonderful sense of humor, was very playful and strong-willed. She loved to walk six to ten miles daily with her dear friend Margot. Fishing and sewing were some of her other favorite hobbies. She even mowed her grass at least twice a week whether it needed it or not until she was 91 years old.

She was a member of Field Street Baptist Church and a devoted daughter, sister, wife, mother and friend.

Iva is survived by her children, Ronald Barbee, Dwight Barbee and wife, Judy, and Dwanna Thomas and husband, Robert Sagstetter; grandchildren, Robert "Rob" and Laurie, Randy and Natalie, John and Erin, Chris and Christy and Jennifer and Dane; nine great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Robert in 1991, one sister and seven brothers as well as five half brothers and sisters.

The family would like to thank the staff at Trinity Missions Nursing Home and Accolade Hospice for their care and compassion. It will always be remembered.

Memorials may be made to the giver's favorite charity or church in lieu of flowers.

Condolences may be left at

Crosier-Pearson Cleburne Funeral Home is located at 512 N. Ridgeway Drive, Cleburne, Texas, 76033.