Barbara Ann Modglin Prinster
Barbara Ann Prinster (nee Modglin), of Dardenne Prairie, Mo., died on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, at the age of 76.
She was the wife of 55 years of Paul C. Prinster; the daughter of the late Edward D. and Thelma Modglin; the devoted mother of Christina Prinster, Cynthia Prinster, Kimberly (Alan) Holton, James (Christine Pykiet) Prinster, and David Prinster (fiancee Mighty Tinambacan); grandmother of Brandon (Zoe) Holton, AJ Holton (fiancee Kim), Haley (Jackson) Rushin, Collin Holton and Jacob Prinster; great-grandmother of Isla Holton and one on the way; sister of the late Edward L. Modglin.
She is also survived by her fur babies, Hank and Cricket, and many grandogs and grandcats.
Barbara (Modglin) Prinster was born and raised in Anna. She attended Anna-Jonesboro Community High School, where she made many lifelong friends whom she still kept in contact with. She loved her home town.
She remained in Anna until she met her Prince Charming, Paul Prinster, was married, and moved to O’Fallon, Mo., where they raised five children.
She retired from the Fort Zumwalt school district after 25 years in food service.
She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church of Dardenne Prairie for 55 years. She was a member of the Knights of Columbus No. 2273 and the Knights of Columbus 4th Degree ladies auxiliary of St. Philippine Duchesne No. 571.
Her family said she was an amazing lady with a beautiful soul. She had a heart of gold and will be remembered for her loving spirit, big smile, great stories and contagious laughter.
Even when she was fighting through her health issues, Barbara always made light of it and didn’t let it slow her down. She always fought and got back up with her husband right by her side.
She loved spending time with her friends and was always willing to help anyone in need. Most importantly, she dearly loved her husband, children and grandchildren. She was always her children and grandchildren’s number one fan. She will always be remembered for how big she loved and how big she was loved.
Memorial contributions may be made in her honor to St. Luke’s Hospital or to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church of Dardenne Prairie.
The family extended a heartfelt thank you to everyone who has shared prayers, warm thoughts, and sympathy before and during their time of grief.
The family also shared a special thank you to all the staff of St. Luke’s Hospital: to the medical staff for their exceptional care and treatment during Barbara’s stay in the Cardiac ICU, Cath Lab, and 6700; to the cleaning staff who went above and beyond to check on Barbara’s family in ICU waiting room during her stay; to the pastoral care team who encouraged and prayed with Barbara’s family; and the kind cafeteria employees who treated the Prinster Family as part of their own.
Funeral Mass was at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Dardenne. Interment was on Jan. 29 in St. Charles Memorial Gardens. Baue Funeral and Memorial Center was in charge of arrangements.