Barbara Besler

Barbara Besler

Des Moines

Barbara Besler, 77, passed away Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at Unity Point Health Des Moines Methodist. Barbara was born September 6, 1936 to Cecelia and Oliver Medearis in Waterloo, Iowa.

Barbara is survived by her daughters, Lisa (Steve) Finken, Dana (Jeff) Duncan and Nikki Gorla; her grandchildren, Danielle (Jason) Yonker, Darcie (Clayton) Lewis and Jim Besler; her great-grandchildren, Kayleigh, Rylie, Jena and Natalie; her significant other, Paul Clergy and special friends, Fran, Janet and Cande.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John and her parents.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at Christ the King Catholic Church, 5711 SW 9th Street. Burial will follow the mass at Glendale Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Hamilton's Southtown Funeral Home, 5400 SW 9th Street, a rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the family in loving memory of Barbara.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Funeral Home

Hamilton's Southtown Funeral Home
5400 SW Ninth Street Des Moines, IA 50315
(515) 285-3911

Published in Des Moines Register on Apr. 6, 2014