Phyllis Barbara Reed was born July 24, 1927 in Carlisle, IA and passed away September 23, 2016 at The Shores at Pleasant Hill in Iowa.
Barb lived her entire life in the Des Moines area and worked for over 40 years in the accounting departments of L.H. Kurtz Co., Dial Financial and Norwest Financial before retiring in 1987 to spend the winters camping in southern states and her summers attending blue grass festivals around Iowa.
Barb was a long time, faithful member of Rising Sun Church of Christ, serving as a Sunday and Bible school teacher.
Barb is survived by her daughters, Linda (Ron) Schall and Billie Reed; grandchildren, Jarin (Maggie) Tripses, Samantha Tripses and Linzi (Carter) Winton; great-grandson, Reed Winton; and many other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Bill; her parents, Floyd and Sarah Deaton; brothers, Travis, Leland, Bernard, Calvin and Orville Deaton; sisters, Frances Danley, Dorothy Fisher, Irene Ritter, Genny Sprague and Lois Reed.
The family would like to acknowledge and thank the nurses, aides and supporting staff of The Shores at Pleasant Hill for their loving care during her final years.
The visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m., Monday, September 26, 2016 at Rising Sun Church of Christ, 6390 NE Rising Sun Drive, Pleasant Hill, IA. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at the same location followed by her burial at Avon Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Rising Sun Church of Christ or a charity of your choice in Barb’s name.