‘Leaving Las Vegas’ for Sedalia better for Bremer

December 17, 2012

in Community Profile

Barb Bremer

By Kyle Siegel
Staff writer

After more than 20 years of living in Las Vegas, Barb Bremer has made the return home to the Sedalia and is now the administrative assistant to Linda Christle at Economic Development Sedalia-Pettis County.

Bremer was born in El Dorado Springs, where her father worked on missile silos in the 1960s.

During school Barb spent all 12 years attending the Smithton School District where she graduated.

After graduation Bremer went on to attend State Fair Community College before moving to the Kansas City area to continue her studies.

“I took some college here at State Fair and then I moved to Kansas City and went to Devry. I got an associates in word processing from Platte University,” Bremer said of her education.

Bremer was asked what was next for here after finishing school.

“From there I moved to Las Vegas. My mom, her friend and I went out to Vegas for my twenty-first birthday. I told my mom that I was staying and she told me to at least come back and pack. Two weeks later I moved out there,” Bremer explained.

Bremer was asked what she did for a job while she lived in Las Vegas.

“I did my own computer business for a few years, and prior to that I worked for the Post Office in the IT department, but mostly I worked for casinos,” Bremer said.

Bremer has been with her significant other Ray Lane, for the past eight years.

Bremer has two children.

“I have one boy. He will be 23 in January. I do have a daughter that I adopted out in 1991. She still lives in Vegas,” Bremer said.

Barb still has contact with her daughter.

“Thank God for Facebook,” she said with a smile.

Bremer was asked the reasoning for moving back to Sedalia after all the years away.

“All my family is back here,” she said.

Bremer was asked if she is involved with any local organizations or boards.

“Not yet,” she replied before adding “I didn’t want to get involved in everything right off the bat. I wanted to see what groups are out there and see what fits.”

Bremer moved back to Sedalia in July of this year and began working for the EDSPC in October.

Bremer was asked what her duties include.

“Planning various meetings and get togethers, telephones, a little bit of everything. I am still getting used to a different environment. Here it is manufacturing and in Vegas it was casinos,” she said.

Bremer was asked if she enjoys her job.

“Very much. Linda is a great person to work for. She gives me direction and lets me run with it,” Bremer said.

In her spare time Barb enjoys sewing.

“I really have to be in the mood to do it. When it is cold outside it is easier,” she said.

She added, “I like to spend time with my family. My mom lives here in town. My fiance and I would like to travel. I would like to go to Italy and he would love to go to Ireland. They are on our wish lists.”

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