Barbara “Barbie” McCormick

Friday, January 8, 2021

Barbara “Barbie” McCormick, 42, of Blytheville, passed from this life on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, near Lepanto. Barbie was a graduate of the Arkansas Northeastern College LPN program. A previous nurse with the Gosnell Nursing Center, Barbara had just started work as a nurse at the Federal Corrections Institute. Barbie was born in Blytheville to Wendell and Karen McCormick and was of the Baptist faith. A vibrant young woman, Barbie loved to go to music concerts, and spend quality time with her family. Barbie also loved the beach. She couldn’t get enough time to enjoy the sand and water. Barbie also loved all types of fishing and doing things outdoors. Besides her family, one of Barbie's greatest joys was the time she got to spend with her group of close-knit friends that she had shared many wonderful adventures together.

Barbie was preceded in death by her father, Wendell McCormick.

Barbie is survived by her mother, Karen Knight of Rector; stepmother, Tammy McCormick of Blytheville; children, David Kary of Jonesboro, Lacy Seiberlich of the home, Heidi Seiberlich of the home; brothers, Kyle McCormick (Jennifer) of Kennett, Mo., Richard Tillman (Bianca) of San Antonio, Texas, Corey Fannin of Rector; sister, Kerri Enis of Rector; four nephews; one niece and a host of friends.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Jan. 9, at 3 p.m. in the Cobb Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Doug Clinton officiating. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday afternoon from 1 p.m. until service time also at Cobb Funeral Home. Following the State of Arkansas COVID-19 guidelines, no more than 50 people will be allowed to gather inside of Cobb Funeral Home and practice social distancing, keeping a 6-foot distance between one another. Face masks are required to enter the building and to be worn at all times.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Arkansas Northeastern College Practical Student Nurse Club. Condolences to the family may be expressed online at