Barbara J. Soukup, 80, passed away on Nov. 30, 2018

Barbara June Soukup 80, passed away on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018. 

Her family will gather with friends on Monday, Dec. 3, 2018 at the Carlson Colonial Funeral Home of El Dorado for visitation from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., with service following at 1 p.m., led by Pastor Ruth Waite of the First Presbyterian Church.

Barbara’s life began on April 23, 1938 in Marion, Kan. to Arnold Waits and Leah Schick Maloun.  Barbara was a nursing home administrator, Licensed Practical Nurse, and worked for several nursing homes, and Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital. She married Allen “Joe” Soukup on June 22, 1979.  Barbara was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in El Dorado.  She was an avid reader, loved her beloved dog Trixie, and she loved doting on her grandchildren.  She was active in the Leon Saddle Club, carrying on her love of the rodeo through her granddaughters. 

Her greatest joy was her family, which includes: her children, Teresa Self of El Dorado, Joe (Janet) Soukup  Jr., of Newton, Theresa (Mike) Soukup of Seattle, Wash., Kay Self of Derby, Sherri (Whit) Hurlburt of Greensboro, NC, Kenny (Liz) Soukup of Richlands, NC, Donna (Steve) Ades of El Dorado, Lorrie (Korey) York of Gardner, Kan., and Charles Scearce of Leon; grandchildren, Audrey Braman,  Jerrod, Justin and Jodi Soukup, Tosha Richardson, Jerimiah Self, Amber Self, Bret and Tyler Hurlburt, Katy Jewell, Alison and Tory Soukup, Aaron and Amanda Ades,  Andy Ball, Jestina Miles, Rayn and Legand Scearce; 27 great grandchildren; and siblings John and Jim (Jill) Maloun.  

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Joe; sons,Monte and Tim Self; and siblings, Bill, Mary Ann and Joe.  Memorial contributions in Barbara’s name may be directed to the Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital Foundation.  Please sign Barbara’s online guestbook and leave a memory at