Barbara Campbell Sloane
9/29/1938 - 8/8/2018

Barbara Campbell Sloane, passed away Wednesday, August 8, 2018.  Graveside services will be 10:30 am Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at Waco Memorial Park.         Barbara was a graduate of Waco High School, attended McLennan Community College where she received a Mental Health and Counseling degree, plus a Substance Abuse and Counseling degree. At Houston Baptist University she received two Bachelor of Science degrees: English and Elementary Education with several Educational Certifications, also studying at the Graduate level in Reading. She studied Commercial Art, and Professional Management Growth, at Texas State Technical College, Culinary Arts at Oklahoma State Tech, and at the Culinary Institute of America in New York. Due to her diverse educational skills she was able to excel in many areas of the work arena. Barbara was a successful manager of The Waco City Club, later a successful fund raiser and was named in the 1990-91 National Book, "Who's Who of Fund-Raising". Among other successful grants, she wrote a grant to the National Department of Commerce to fund the Waco model Adult Literacy Program, and performed as its Coordinator until the grant funds were exhausted. Later, while serving as the Assistant Director for Mental Health, she was honored by our Texas Governor as the years most outstanding Health Care Professional. She also served her country during a one year sabbatical when she joined the Government program "Volunteers in Service to America" (VISTA). During that time she was assigned here in Waco where she worked with single mothers on welfare. She was able to recruit other volunteers and companies to help in the diverse task of teaching these women work skills. During that year many Waco women were able to learn skills necessary to find a job in the work arena and get themselves and family off welfare, thus breaking the "welfare cycle". Other skills she developed, she put to use in her own businesses. While in Houston, she was a freelance wedding consultant. She could provide her own ice carvings, flower arrangements, catering for both the rehearsal dinner, and the reception, as well as coaching proper wedding etiquette. For several years, she wrote articles for the Country Club Management Magazine. During 1980 Barbara returned to Waco and opened the Italian Restaurant "Orvieto". Several years later, due to illness, Barbara retired her work career from La Vega ISD where she was the teacher of severely disabled children ages 3 through 6 years of age.   Barbara is preceded in death by her mother, Phyllis Morris, and grandmother, Louisa Irwin, two aunts, one uncle.                  Surviving family members are Uncle Ed Wilson, Aunt Edna Williams, daughter Robyn Hisgen, Grandson Trae McLain, Grand-daughter Jessica Hisgen, great-grand-daughter, Catlyn Marie McLain, and several cousins.      In lieu of flowers, donations or attendance will be appreciated by her church, The Bosqueville United Methodist Church. 

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