Barbara Sue Webster, of Mexia, passed away at Providence Hospital in Waco on Monday, December 2, 2013, at age 71. Visitation will be Wednesday, December 4, 2013, from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. in the Groesbeck Funeral Home Chapel. Graveside services will be held at 12:00 Noon on Thursday, December 5, 2013, at the Fort Parker Memorial Park Pavilion, with Pastor Clifton Jones officiating. Barbara was born on January 24, 1942 in Blairsville, Georgia to Willard and Norma Brooks,as the surprise baby following three older children. After growing up and going through school in Georgia, Barbara met a young man from Groesbeck, Texas who was visiting relatives in Georgia. She and Earnest Webster were united in marriage three months after they met, on October 24, 1962. Barbara moved with her husband Earnest to the Central Texas area. A few years later he bought a house and farm near Mexia, where they raised their family and lived the rest of their lives. Barbara worked some as a nurse’s aid in Mexia and Wortham nursing homes. She enjoyed taking her children on fun trips to Six Flags, to Waco to eat out, and shopping. She was a shopaholic, going to garage sales, and especially liked to look around the stores and shop with her friends, daughter, and daughter-in-law. The family will remember her as fun to be around and a real go-getter. The last few years, as long as her health permitted, she attended the Prairie Grove Baptist Church with her daughter. Barbara was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Earnest Webster in 1999; a brother, Ralph Brooks; sister, Mildred Nelson; and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, and other extended family members. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, James and Kathy Webster of Mexia; her daughter, Catherine Webster of Mexia; a grandson, Alan Lowe of Brownwood; brother and sister-in-law, Harold and Effie Lou Brooks of Cartersville, GA; five sisters-in-law, Ola Mae Webster of Groesbeck, Doris Webster of Thornton, Shirley Novaski of Riesel, Edwina Webster of Houston, and Bessie Brooks of Englewood, TN; and many nieces and nephews. The family wishes to express their appreciation to the staff of the former Mexia Nursing Home and the Manor Nursing Home of Mexia for the care given to their mother.