Barbara L. Zappe

Barbara L. Zappe (nee Wilkens) passed away peacefully at home on April 2, 2024 at the age of 83.  She was born in St. Louis MO on October 25, 1940 and is predeceased by her parents, Robert J. and Margaret E. Wilkens, and her grandson, Michael A. Zappe, Jr.

She will be lovingly remembered by her daughter, Lisa (Frank) Ellis; son, Michael Zappe; bonus daughter, Beth (Ken) Underwood; grandchildren, Sarah, Amanda, Cameron, and Taylor; sisters, Rose Ann Hauser and Shirley (Larry) Gunnett; nephew, Chad (Sara) Gunnett, great-nephew, Carson; great-niece, Maysen, and many other friends and family members.

Barbara enjoyed playing cards and games with family and friends.  She had an affinity for sweets and pool time, but mostly enjoyed just having fun!

A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, April 13, at All Saints Catholic Church, 7 McMenamy Road, St. Peters MO 63376.  Visitation will begin at 10:30am, with Mass beginning at 11am.

Donations, in lieu of flowers, can be made to:  All Saints Historic Preservation Fund.


  1. Bonnie McLean on April 5, 2024 at 6:42 pm

    Lisa, I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. May the comfort of friends and family be your strength!

  2. Mary Pat Dade on April 5, 2024 at 9:46 pm

    Lisa, I am so sorry to hear about your mom. Hold onto your memories. Sending prayers for you and your family!

  3. Will & Erin Molstad on April 7, 2024 at 10:38 pm

    Lisa & Frank, our sincere condolences to both of you during this challenging time; may God grant you comfort and peace as you navigate through this loss together. Our Prayers are with you.

  4. Mary Jo Alge on April 11, 2024 at 3:23 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss. She was such a kind person. I’ll be out of town on the 13th and won’t be able to attend. God bless you and your family 🙏🏼

  5. Tammy Garrett on April 11, 2024 at 7:28 pm

    Deepest sympathy to you and all the family. I work for Quest in Kingsport, TN.

  6. Theresa Werder on April 12, 2024 at 2:21 am

    So sorry for your loss. I never worked directly with Barb but we were work acquaintances for many years at Quest. She was always very sweet. I know she will be greatly missed by family and friends.

  7. Niki Hustedde on April 12, 2024 at 9:34 am

    I had the pleasure of working next to Barb at Quest back 15-20yrs ago. She was a joy to share space with. Always had a smile and ready to jump in and help anyone! My condolences on your loss. I will always remember her fondly.

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