Barbara Bower

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Barbara Bower

Barbara Ann Bower, 76, of Ottumwa, died at 2:30 p.m. October 3, 2018 at Parkview Care Center in Fairfield where she had received excellent care for the past 5 years.
She was born September 4, 1942 in Ottumwa to Rev. Milton and Margaret Haney Forbes. Barbara married James D. Bower on October 31, 1973.
Growing up, she attended school in Eldon. Along with other jobs, she worked as a lab technician for Mississippi Valley Blood Bank.
She was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church.
Barbara is survived by her husband, Jim; her daughters, Tammy (Ray) Raman of Ottumwa and Tina Jones of Phoenix, AZ; 3 step-children, Greg (Valarie) Bower of Des Moines, Eddie (Sheila) Bower of Richland and Jill (John) Hedkte, New Germany, MN; 11 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; her sister Gloria Forbes of Ottumwa; and uncle, Don Haney of Arizona.
She was preceded in death by her parents and infant nephew, Tommy.
Visitation begins at 8 a.m. Saturday at Reece Funeral Home with the family present from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. Cremation will follow the visitation. Private inurnment will be in Shaul Cemetery at a later date.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.
Published on October 4, 2018
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Paula Thomas
Oct 06, 2018
We had good times doing puzzles together,I had the pleasure of taking care of Barbara she will be missed by many.My prayers go out to the family especially Jim he was so devoted to her and we thank the family for sharing her with us at Parkview Care Center.
Cindy Bowermaster
Oct 05, 2018
I am a housekeeper at Parkview sure enjoyed Barb and her dedicated husband Jim. He was ther almost everyday. Touched my heart. She was such a great person. And had a good sense of humor. My thought and prayers are with you and yours