Barbara Kay (Crees) Harter

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Memorial services for Barbara Kay Harter, 66, of Farlin, were Aug. 17, 2013 at the Hastings Funeral Home in Jefferson. Interment was at the Jefferson Cemetery in Jefferson. Words of comfort were provided by Pastor Bob NcKnight of the First Baptist Church in Jefferson. Honorary bearers were Aaron Harter, Kyle Trunnell, Conner Trunnell and Callie Trunnell.
Barbara Kay Crees was born Feb. 2, 1947, in rural Audubon County, a daughter of Milton and Ethel (Randolph) Crees and died July 29, 2013 at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames.
She attended school at Audubon until the age of 10 when her mother died and then moved to Perry to live with one of her sisters. She graduated in 1965 from Perry High School in Perry.
Barbara married Robert Pritchard in 1970 and the couple lived in California. They later divorced and Barbara moved back to Iowa where she met Kenny Harter. They were married on Nov. 15, 1989, and the couple lived in Farlin.
Barbara worked for the former Cedar Lanes Estates of Jefferson as a nurse's aide and then later for Genesis Development as a group home night supervisor. She also worked with Kenny at his food stand in Jefferson. The couple enjoyed dining out.
Barbara was preceded in death by her parents; husband Kenneth, three sisters; Norma Taggart, Ramona Daggett and Jackie Keasey, and a brother Lloyd Crees.
Survivors include children Randy Harter (Ann Knights) of Davenport, Jeff Harter (Candy) of Davenport, Mindy Harter (Roger) of Des Moines, Ellen Trunnell (Jim) of Cedar Falls; four grandchildren: Aaron Harter of Davenport and Kyle, Conner and Callie Trunnell of Cedar Falls; seven sisters; Mary Huitt of Guthire Center, Ruby Blake (Merle) of Audubon, Geneva Oakley (Lloyd) of Audubon, Shirley Keasey of Scranton, Janice Oakley of Audubon, Lois Thygesen (Larry) of Audubon, and Delores Wahlert of Exira; a special nephew, Roger Crees and many other relatives and friends.


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Published in AUDUBON COUNTY ADVOCATE JOURNAL from Aug. 23 to Aug. 30, 2013