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Barbara Louise Marsh

June 27, 1926 ~ May 2, 2018 (age 91)

Barbara L. Marsh, 91, of Burlington, died at 8:48 AM Wednesday, May 2, 2018, at the Great River Klein Center in West Burlington.

Born June 27, 1926, in Chestnut Hill, PA, she was the daughter of Robert M. and Winifred Ellen Ager Leapson. On June 24, 1950, she married Robert B. Marsh in Chestnut Hill, PA. He later passed on November 17, 2016.

Barbara worked for over 20 years for Prince William County, Virginia as an Elementary School Teacher, retiring in 1979.

She was a 1949 graduate of Shippensburg University.

She was a member of Parkside First Baptist Church. She lived in Pennsylvania most of her life. With her husband, she moved to Iowa in 2005. She enjoyed being in dramas and was active in teachers organizations. She had a close dinner group for 60 years. She also enjoyed word searches and playing pinochle with friends. Barbara was very social and enjoyed spending time with family and friends. 

Survivors include one daughter, Deborah Sue (Mike) Laughlin of Burlington; two sons, Robert B. (Janet) Marsh, Jr. of Madison, AL and Craig H. Marsh of Appleton, WI; 14 grandchildren, David, Pamela (Scott), Michele (Stacy), Patrick, Kristin (Joe), Michelle (Gregg), Crystal, Kimberly, Joshua (Merryn), Melissa (Dennis), Steven, Matthew, Sam and Seth; 13 great-grandchildren, Alexandra, Nathan, Caleb, Teddy, Lila, Lex, Lillian, Allen, Anakin, Adeline, Charlie, Kayleigh, and Lila.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, and two sisters, Winifred Ayton and Doris Leapson.

Visitation will be from noon until 7:00 PM with the family to receive friends from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM Friday, May 4, 2018 at Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home.

The funeral service for Mrs. Marsh will be 11:00 AM Saturday, May 5, 2018, at Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home with Reverend Wayne Ryan officiating.  A time of food and fellowship will be held at the Prugh~Thielen Community Room following the service. Private family burial will be in the Iowa Veterans Cemetery in Adel on Monday.

In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established for the Great River Hospice House and Parkside First Baptist Church.

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