Barbara T. Hower

Barbara T. Hower

April 4, 1949 – February 11, 2022

VIGIL SERVICE: Wednesday, February 16th at 7pm at the West Center Chapel, with VISITATION from 5pm to 7pm.  MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Thursday, February 17th at 11am at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 4810 Woolworth Ave.  Interment, Calvary Cemetery.


Our loving mother, Barbara Hower, 72, of Omaha, Nebraska, passed away on February 11, 2022, surrounded by her children.

Barb was born on April 4, 1949, to Patricia and Walter Hower in Omaha, Nebraska.  She was the sixth of nine children in a large Catholic German-Irish family.  Barb attended elementary and secondary school in North Omaha, graduating from Sacred Heart High School.

Barb was a dedicated and nurturing mother who deeply loved her three children.  She had a gentle spirit and a positive attitude, which helped her persevere through many of life’s challenges.  Barb’s children will remember her cheerfulness when thinking back to the original songs she sang to them over the years.  They also have special memories of Barb’s mouth-watering apple pies and sugar cookies. Barb was deeply committed to her faith life. She attended church regularly and included her loved ones in daily prayers.

Barbara Hower was preceded in death by parents, Patricia and Walter Hower; siblings: Jacqueline Peters, Virginia Smith, and Dorothy Rush.  Barb is survived by children: Jason Seymour (Jennifer), Jeremy Seymour, and Amy Becker (Peter); grandchildren, Ben, Jack, Nick, Bryson, and Collin; siblings; Patricia Kafka, Duke Hower (Rita), Ann Marie Klavins, Rob Hower (Rita), Gina Kooser (Fred); many nieces, nephews, and good friends.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Barbara Hower’s name to Holy Cross Catholic Church.


  • Debbie Chappelear Posted February 14, 2022 2:48 pm

    Thoughts and prayers to all of Barb’s family and friends. We will miss her!

  • Scott Klavins Posted February 14, 2022 6:43 pm

    Rest in peace aunt Barb. My prayers to my cousin’s Jason, Jeremy and Amy. I have many fond memories of aunt Barb from my childhood and getting to ride in her new Blue Ford GT.

  • Colleen McGinty Posted February 15, 2022 7:28 pm

    I have many fond memories of Barb‘s house growing up and will miss her! Her sense of humor and caring heart will always be remembered!!

  • Maris Weidner Bentley Posted March 26, 2022 9:57 pm

    Barb was my cousin, her mother and my mother (Rita) were sisters. As a child, I have fond memories of visiting Sis and Walt, and all of my cousins. My condolences to all of her family.

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