Celebrating the life of Barbara J. Larson
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A Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, June 10, 2019, at the United Methodist Church of Ticonic, IA. Rev. Jena Finch-Manchester will officiate. Committal will follow in the Grant Township Cemetery of rural Rodney, Iowa. A Visitation will be held on Sunday, June 9, 2019, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., with a Prayer Service at 4:00 p.m., at the Armstrong – Van Houten Funeral Home of Mapleton, IA. The Armstrong - Van Houten Funeral Home of Mapleton, Iowa is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online www.armstrongfuneral.com.
Barbara J. Larson, the daughter of Lyle and Ethel (Davis) Wood, was born on November 9, 1935, in Rodney, Iowa. She grew up in Smithland, Iowa, and graduated from Smithland High School with the class of 1953.
On November 19, 1954, Barb was united in marriage to Darrell Larson. The couple settled on a farm near Ticonic, Iowa and were blessed with three children Brad, Lisa, and Randy. The family enjoyed spending time together on the farm. On January 7, 1990, Darrell passed away due to injuries, resulting from a farm accident. Barb continued to live in their home on the farm until April of this year. Due to illness she moved to her daughter and son-in-law’s home where she passed away peacefully surrounded by her family.
Barb was a faithful member of the Ticonic United Methodist Church and was a member of UMW. In her younger years she was active in the American Legion Auxiliary, Ladies Aid, and many local clubs. Blessed with a green thumb, Barb adored gardening and caring for her flowers. She enjoyed canning the fruits of her labor, reading (especially cookbooks), quilting, knitting, crocheting, and spending time with her family.
Left to cherish her memory are her children Brad (Judy) Larson of Grimes, IA, Lisa (Dale) Jones of Castana, IA, and Randy (Karen) Larson of Onawa, IA; grandchildren: Clayton (Amanda) Larson, Blake Larson, Abby Larson, Mark (Tami) Koenigs, Michael Jones, and Travis (Molly) Larson; great-grandchildren: Jonathan, Mira, and Mazzy; three nieces: Stephanie, Nicole, and Amanda; sister-in-law Jolene (Ray) Bennett of Castana, IA; extended family and friends.
Barb was preceded in death by her parents Lyle and Ethel Wood; husband Darrell Larson; and brother Charles “Chuck” Wood.
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Mapleton, IA 51034
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