Obituary-Barbara Ann Mahin

Barbara Ann Mahin, age 91, went to be with her Lord and Savior on January 24, 2023. She was born in Chanute, Kansas on September 18, 1931, to Russell B. and Frieda M. (Miller) Townsend. Barbara grew up in Chanute and was a graduate of Chanute High School in 1949. She attended Pittsburg State University and Emporia State University in pursuit of a teaching degree. Barbara was married on May 15, 1954, by the groom’s father in the Chanute Wesleyan Methodist Church, to Duane Ross Mahin. Early on they made their home in Topeka, KS, where they were blessed with three children. Barbara was a supportive wife and stood proudly beside Duane during his ministry in the Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection from 1972 until his retirement in 2001. They served fully devoted in school administration, pastoring and connectional leadership.

The couple made their home in Miltonvale, KS in 2002.  She has been a resident of the Presbyterian Manor in Clay Center from December 2021 until her passing.

Barbara was a devoted mother and grandmother and enjoyed doing puzzles, baking, and loved cats. She is preceded in death by her husband, parents and infant daughter, Diane Rene.


Son: David (Diane) Mahin of Miltonvale, KS

Son: Duane Scott Mahin of Bonner Springs, KS

9 Grandchildren and 16 Great Grandchildren

Funeral Services: Wednesday, February 1, 2023 at 2:00 PM at the Bible Methodist Church in Miltonvale, KS. Services will live stream via the Neill-Schwensen-Rook Facebook Page

The burial will take place at Miltonvale City Cemetery, in Miltonvale, KS.

Visitation: Wednesday, February  1, 2023 from 1:00 PM until service time at the Bible Methodist Church

Memorials:  Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection Peruvian Missions c/o the funeral home

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