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Barbara, 92, died Friday at her home in Jefferson. A celebration of life will be held at Hastings Funeral Home in Jefferson on March 12 at 3 p.m. family will greet at 2 p.m. She was born on July 20, 1920, to Horace and Margaret (Middleton) Tunnicliff of Emmetsburg and graduated from Emmetsburg High School. After earning a bachelor's degree from Cornell College in Mount Vernon, she moved to Chicago, where she lived for two years. Barbara began teaching in Manly, Iowa in 1944. She received a Master of Arts degree from the University of Iowa in 1947, and taught at Drake University and Mid-Pacific Institute in Honolulu, Hawaii. In the mid-1950s, she moved to Jefferson to teach. There she met and married Albert Benjamin Hamilton. They had two daughters, Margaret and Alberta (Abby). She is predeceased by her parents; her husband, Albert; and her two brothers, Richard (Dick) and John (Jack) Tunnicliff, both of Emmetsburg. Condolences to: www.hastingsfh.com
Hastings Funeral Home
403 North Elm Jefferson, IA 50129
Published in Des Moines Register on Mar. 12, 2013