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To Jolene and family I was very sorry to hear of the loss of Barbara she was a very nice person, I have a lot of good memories of growing up in Melrose. Thoughts and Prayers to you and to her family. Much Love Robin & Alan Buitenwerf.


Posted by: Robin Buitenwerf - Worth, IL - Friend   Mar 05, 2015

Barbara and John were friends and neighbors , of my parents , Joe and Olive Howie. When Jolene and I were young we would spend most of the summer at each others house playing . Barbara was always very kind to me and my family . My Mother loved her and spoke of her often. I am so sorry for the families loss.


Posted by: Donna Wood ( Howie ) - Ottumwa, IA - friend   Mar 05, 2015

Mike, Sue, Jolene, and Connie I want first to give my condolences to this amazing family.
Your mom and I met in Melrose at the Church a great meeting place.
I was new to town and had opened up my beauty shop by the post office she was one of my first patrons. She was the kindest person similar to many of the many widow ladies and others in Melrose.
I am sure that she was met by many when she passed but

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Posted by: Debbie Wolfer - Albia, IA - friend/ hairdresser   Mar 05, 2015

I will miss my Aunt Barb so very much, My heart broke with this news. She was the Most compassioante & Giving & Loving person, with a love for God. I will see You Again Aunt Barb, I Love You & will Always Cherish our Memories . I will be Praying for the family, You all are in my thoughts , Love You!


Posted by: Jeff & SueAnn Stiles - Noblesville, IN - Niece   Mar 05, 2015

Connie, Jolene, Mike & Sue & families,

SueAnn & I send our heartful prayers & thoughts to all of you.
We will miss her greatly. She was such a beautiful person inside & out.

Lois Cooper & SueAnn Stiles


Posted by: Lois Cooper - Pendleton, IN - x-sis-in-law   Mar 05, 2015

Mike and Sue, I so sorry for your loss. I'm Glen and Roma's daughter.


Posted by: Debra Egbert Foster - Centerville, IA   Mar 05, 2015

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Posted by: Debra Egbert Foster - Centerville, IA   Mar 05, 2015