Barbara Curtis, 82, passed away peacefully surrounded by her children on Friday, June 7, 2013 at the Taylor House in Des Moines. She was born June 13, 1930 in Chicago, IL to William S. and Katherine E. (McDonnell) Barnes. Barbara was a homemaker, lifelong Des Moines resident, and an avid Iowa Hawkeyes fan.
She is survived by her seven children, daughter Karen Higgins of Phoenix, AZ; son Jeffrey (Barbara) Higgins of Seneca, SC and Mount Dora, FL; son Scott Higgins, daughter Dianne (Tony) Curtis, daughter Christine Curtis, son Steven (Kelly) Curtis, son Michael (Julie) Curtis, all of Des Moines. In addition, Barbara had 14 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
A private family memorial service will be held in Des Moines. Barbara's family would like to express a special thank you to the staff of the Taylor House in Des Moines. Through their continual care compassion, they made our mother's final days as peaceful and painless as possible.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Taylor House (Iowa Health Hospice) in Des Moines.
Published in Des Moines Register on June 16, 2013