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Barbara Lee (St. Clair) Pinson

March 23, 1942 ~ August 29, 2023 (age 81) 81 Years Old


Barbara Lee St. Clair Pinson of Crab Orchard, KY, formerly of Logan County, KY, passed away on Tuesday, August 29, 2023, at her home in Crab Orchard. She was 81.

Barbara was born March 23, 1942 in Auburn, Indiana. She was the daughter of the late David Columbus and Curti Lee Howard St. Clair.

Barbara was a retired professor from Western Kentucky University. She was also a former teacher at Russellville High School and Bowling Green Junior High. She was a member of New Salem Baptist Church. Barbara enjoyed gardening, tennis, animals, reading, and square dancing.

She is survived by three children, Stephen Pinson of Bowling Green, Troy (LeAnn) Pinson of Bowling Green, and Aleetha Ellis of Crab Orchard; her sister, Donna (Jimmy) Sears of Louisville; 6 grandchildren, John, Jimmy, Megan, Mallorie, Ethan, and Atlas; and 4 great-grandchildren, Hendrick, Oliver, Charlie, and Harlan.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Curtis Pinson; and 2 siblings, Linda McDowell and Bruce St. Clair.  

A celebration of life open house will be held on Saturday, September 30 from 2PM until 5PM at 1566 Three Springs Road, in Bowling Green, KY.

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September 30, 2023

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Barbara Pinson Celebration of Life Open House
1566 Three Springs Road
Bowling Green, KY 42104


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