Irita Barnard is a native of Missouri. She and her husband have a home and vineyard east of Lebanon, Missouri. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management/Engineering Administration from Park University of Parkville, Missouri.
In 2007, she retired from the Department of the Army with thirty-five years’ service, where she worked in facilities management. After retirement, Irita has dedicated much of her time to the church, teaching young people, publishing the church bulletin and church newsletter.
Joan Ozment is a professional illustrator. She worked for the Department of the Army for twenty-five years as a graphic artist. She works in watercolor, oil, and acrylics. Her work includes landscapes, flowers, animals, and some portraits. Creating situation cartoons is her favorite thing, along with illustration. Joan's work can often be seen in local art shows in Bradenton, Florida, where she and her husband now reside.