The Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
September 9, 2009
OBITUARY - BARBARA ANN (HOWARD) WILKEY
May 27, 1956 - September 3, 2009
Barbara Ann WILKEY, daughter of Buck and Rosella (BOHAM) HOWARD, was born May 27, 1956 in Newton, Iowa.
After receiving her high school diploma, Barbara was a truck driver for many years. On October 19, 1993, Barbara was
married to Curt WILKEY at the Calvary Baptist Church in Leon. They made their home on a farm near Ellston. Barbara was a
caring compassionate wife, mother, sister and grandma.
While fighting cancer, Barbara passed away suddenly at her home on September 3, 2009. She was preceded in death by her
parents; mother-in-law, Marilyn WILKEY, and a brother-in-law, Rick LILLY.
Survivors include her husband, Curt, of Ellston, Iowa; five children, Roseanne JOHNSON, Aggie CONNELLY and Leo CONNELLY,
all of Missouri, Amanda OVERHOLSER of Maloy, Iowa and Adam JACKSON of Maryville, Missouri; eight grandchildren; seven
sisters, Linda THOMPSON of Springfield, Tennessee, Maudie OTT of Creston, Iowa, Edna LILLY of Shannon City, Iowa, Donna
HANSEN of Afton, Iowa, Bertha LONG of Springfield, Tennessee, Rosemary VANDERPLUYM of Arispe, Iowa and Brenda MARSHALL of
Arispe, Iowa; father-in-law, Jack WILKEY of Ellston, Iowa; sister-in-law, Brenda WOODY of Mount Ayr, Iowa; two
brothers-in-law, Steve WILKEY of Gretna, Nebraska and Dr. Aaron WILKEY of Tingley, Iowa, and other relatives and friends.
A memorial fund has been established in her name to be decided later.
Services were held at Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home in Mount Ayr on Saturday, September 5, 2009, with Rev. Charles
HAWKINS officiating. Musical selections were Amazing Grace and Last Kiss.
Honorary pallbearers were Gary HANSEN, Lonnie VANDERPLUYM, Melvin MARSHALL, Steve WILKEY and Dr. Aaron WILKEY.
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, September of 2009
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