Barbara Lomax, 90

Barbara Ann Lomax was born in Richmond, Virginia, to parents, Jesse Lucius Law and Jessie Jewel Yeatts Law, on January 11, 1933. Her dad worked for Lucky Strike tobacco company, and her mom stayed home. At that time, things were bad with the depression.
In the later 30's, they moved back to Climax, Virginia, to be close to her mom's family, and they began farming and raising tobacco.
Barb went to Climax schools from first to seventh grade, then on to high school, where she graduated in 1950. After graduation, she worked at Belk Leggit Co. and Dan River Mills. In the late 50's, she moved to Richmond to work in the State Treasurer's office, and while there, she met Robert Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson. She worked on Kennedy's campaign, and rode in the motorcade from Petersburg to Richmond with Kennedy and Johnson.
She later met Jim Lomax, and they were married in February, 1961, and moved to Cawker City, Kansas. Three daughters were born, Joni, Jeri, and Jodi.
Barb worked at the Cawker City Nursing Home, Downs Nursing Home, and Mitchell County Hospital, where she worked for 30 years. She greatly enjoyed working in health care, and truly had a heart of gold when it came to taking care of people.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jim; her brothers, Tommy Law (Sue) of Climax, Virginia, and Edward Law (Phyllis) of Roanoke, Virginia; aunts and uncles; great nephew; and a great-grandchild.
Barb is survived by her daughters, Joni Swafford of Beloit, Jeri Schlaefli (Shannon) of Cawker City, and Jodi Lomax of Beloit; five grandchildren, Krista Wolf of Hill City, Tyler Lomax of Salina, Shelby Swafford of Winchester, Carly Swafford of Randall, and Sage Schlaefli of Courtland; four great-grandchildren, Tai, Trey, Tayona, and Bryson; three great-great-grandchildren, Avery, Kysen, and Axel; nieces, Sabrina Gentry (Ben), Trey and Halie, of Roxboro, North Carolina, and Kim Lewis (Richard) and Karly of Climax, Virginia; nephew, David Law of San Francisco; and numerous friends.
Memorial services will be at 10 AM Saturday, June 24, at the Roberts Family Funeral Home.
Cremation has taken place and friends may sign the register book from 9 AM to 5 PM Friday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be given to Boost Ministries or Solomon Valley Transportation.
Roberts Family Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
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