Barbara Klingman

March 30, 1958 - September 6, 2021

Barbara Ann Grizzell Klingman, 63, of Port Arthur, died Monday, September 6, 2021, at The Medical Center of Southeast Texas. She was born March 30, 1958, in Waco, to Barbara Joan Lasseter Grizzell and Jim Grizzell, Sr.

Barbara retired from Port Arthur Independent School District as a math teacher. Teaching was her passion. Barbara also enjoyed fishing, camping, going on cruises, and gardening. She also loved to cook.

Survivors include her husband, Darrel Klingman, of Port Arthur; children, Darrel Scott Klingman and wife, Christi LeAnne, of Beaumont and Corey Menlo Klingman, of Port Arthur; grandaughter, Grayson Faith Klingman; mother, Barbara Joan Grizzell, of Port Arthur; brother, Jim Grizzell, Jr., of Katy; in-laws, Mickey and Menlo Klingman, of Nederland; Dwaine and Jane Klingman, of Kansas; and Dee Lane, of Nederland; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her father, Jim Grizzell, Sr.; sister, Amy Grizzell; and her grandparents.

A gathering of Mrs. Klingman’s family and friends will begin at 4:00 p.m., with her funeral service at 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 14, 2021, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. Her cremation arrangements will be handled through Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont.

Memorial contributions may be made to any children’s education program of your choice.

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Gathering of Family and Friends

Broussard’s Mortuary Nederland
  • 505, North 12th Street, Nederland, Texas, 77627,
  • September 14, 2021
  • 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Funeral Service

Broussard’s Mortuary Nederland
  • 505, North 12th Street, Nederland, Texas, 77627,
  • September 14, 2021
  • 5:00 pm


Broussard’s Crematorium
  • 5150, Stivers Dr, Beaumont, TX, 77705,

Comments (10)

    Diana Zamora says:

    My family and I were very saddened to hear of the passing of Mrs. Klingman. She was my math teacher and was loved by many of her students. I still remember sitting in her class trying to understand how to divide, she was so patient with me. I always enjoyed going to school and I’m so glad I was taught by such a wonderful person. We send the Klingman and Grizzel family much love.

    Allyson Washington says:

    Thank You Mrs Klingman for all your hard work and sense of humor!!!! You were a great teacher and I enjoyed your class….your legacy shall live on.

    Lesa Moore says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. My dad, Mitch LeMoine, and I are shocked by your loss. We pray for comfort and healing during this difficult time. My dad would love to talk to someone from Midway. He is heartbroken over this news.

    Debbie Lillard Marable says:

    Our family sends prayers for comfort during this sad time. Barbara was a sweet and caring cousin.
    May God hold each of you in His everlastingly arms of peace.🙏

    Sharon Stanley (Bryson) says:

    My fondest memory is Barbara Ann and Amy Jane taking me horseback riding.

    Al & Terry Garrett says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. Love you all – with prayers & hugs.

    Brenda Rush says:

    I didn’t know Barbara but work with her brother inlaw Dwaine. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family during this time of sorrow. May God give you peace in the days, months, and years to come.

    Cheryl Millsap Pratka says:

    Prayers and thoughts for the family . I graduated with Barbara at Midway . She was truly one of the nicest people I’ve ever met . I can’t imagine not having her in the halls of Midway !! Our class is very sadden by her passing.

    Jeane Rudd says:

    Barbara was an inspiration as a person, friend, and teacher. She had a great passion for teaching and loved sharing her love of math with her students. Giving them necessary tools to have successful futures was very important to her. I am blessed to have worked with her and thankful to call her friend.

    Dena Smolsky says:

    Condolences to the family. Barbara will be sorely missed as my neighbor. She had such a sweet spirit all the time.

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