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Barbara Jean Umbrell-McDonough

April 9, 1947 - October 5, 2017
From: Spencer, IA
Barbara Jean Umbrell-McDonough

Barbara Jean Umbrell-McDonough

Born: April 9, 1947
Died: October 5, 2017
Age: 70

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Barbara Jean McDonough-Umbrell, the daughter of Marguerite Loehr and Raymond Winthers, was born April 9, 1947, in Webb, Iowa.    She received her early education in Webb and later at South Clay High School.

     Barbara married Marvin Umbrell in 1965 at the Methodist Church in Webb, Iowa.  Following their marriage, they lived in Gillett Grove, Ayrshire and in 1968 they moved to Spencer.  Barbara stayed home and raised their four children.  In her spare time, Barbara loved her pets, dancing, her tea time and listening to Elvis.  Most of all, Barbara loved spending time with her grandchildren and sharing her compassionate spirit with others.

     Barbara passed away on October 5, 2017, at the Spencer Hospital at the age of 70.  She is preceded in death by her parents and her daughter, Marguerite Umbrell.

     She is survived by her son, Shane (Heidi) Umbrell of Chandler, AZ; two daughters: Heidi (Chris) Taylor of Spencer, IA, and Renee (Paul) Freeman of Spencer, IA; her grandchildren: Challer, Destiny, Shelby, Levi, Mady, Reannen and Nicholas; great- grandchildren: Ryker, Beckett and Braxtyn; brother, Jim (JoAnn) Winthers of Rolf, IA; two sisters: Deb (Joe) Medema of Ida Grove, IA and Sherry (Gail) Maurer of Sutherland, IA; several nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.

Memorial Services will be held at 10:30 A.M., Monday, October 9, 2017 at Warner Chapel in Spencer
Pastor John Syvertson
Public Gathering will be held one hour prior to the Memorial Service Monday.
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Monday, October 16, 2017 at 8:42 AM
“My sympathy to Barb’s family”
- Deb Wilcox
Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 7:36 AM
“Barb was a great friend who was there when no one else would during the worst time in my life. You will be missed, Barb. Love you”
- Shawn Dean Ruden
Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 8:24 AM
“Sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers to all the family.”
- Linda Benna Connor (classmate)
Monday, October 9, 2017 at 1:24 PM
“I am deeply sorry for the loss of your mother. She had such spirit, even though she was very ill, she tried to make others feel good. She was a sweet lady and I'm glad that she was at Cobble Creek, and that we connected again after so many years. Bless you all. ”
- Mindy Means
Monday, October 9, 2017 at 1:23 PM
“Renee and family, Please accept my deepest sympathy. May you find comfort in knowing many care and share in your loss. May the God that surpasses all understanding bring you peace, remember all the good memories, keep her in your heart.....LaVonne”
- LaVonne Clark
Monday, October 9, 2017 at 8:19 AM
“May God comfort in your loss. ”
- sally sandvig
Monday, October 9, 2017 at 8:19 AM
“Prayers to you and your family.”
- Tracey & Brad Pierson
Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 7:51 AM
“Heidi ,Renee and family ,so sorry for your loss of your Mother prayers for you all ”
- Cindy Enderton Hahn
Friday, October 6, 2017 at 5:37 PM
“thoughts & prayers to family.”
- sue (Merritt) klimes
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