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Barbara K. Coleman

Posted October 09, 2013 in Clive, Obituaries, Norwalk

September 10, 1944 – October 6, 2013

Barb Coleman

Barb Coleman

Barbara K. Coleman, 69, passed away Sunday, October 6th at the Norwalk Regency Care Center in Norwalk, Iowa after a courageous battle with ovarian cancer. Her body has been cremated. A visitation will be held from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM on October 11 at Brooks Funeral Care, 7975 University Blvd. in Clive. Family will greet friends there. Private burial of the cremated remains will be at the Sunset Memorial Gardens in Des Moines.

Barb was born September 10, 1944 in Linden, Iowa to LeRoy and Erna Simmer. She graduated from Linden High School in 1962. She retired from Hewlett-Packard in 2012. In her spare time she enjoyed knitting, playing cards and spending time with friends and family, especially her grandchildren. She was a great daughter, mom, grandma, sister and aunt and will be sorely missed by all that knew her. She leaves to cherish her memory: Mother, Erna Simmer of Grimes, IA; Daughter, Tamara Coleman (Arlene) of Norwalk; Son, Scott (Kelly) of Urbandale; and 3 grandchildren: Lindsay, Jackson and Abby Coleman of Urbandale. Sister, Joanne (Lorrence) Huggins of Panora,IA; Brother, Wayne (Toni) Simmer of West Des Moines, IA; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father LeRoy Simmer.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society Online condolences at

Information provided by:
Brooks Funeral Care
7975 University Blvd.
Clive, IA 50325

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