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Barbara Ann Humeston

May 3, 1927 - March 14, 2023

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Barbara Ann Humeston of Ankeny, IA, formerly of Boone, IA, passed away on March 14, 2023, at Sunny View Care Center in Ankeny, IA.

Barbara was born May 3, 1927, in Osceola, IA to Harry and Anna (Hicks) McKinney and grew up in Garden Grove and Humeston, IA.

Barbara graduated from Humeston High School in 1945. She married Richard Humeston in 1952, and they resided in Knoxville, Humeston, and settled in Boone, IA in 1965.

She worked as a school secretary at Bryant and Page Elementary schools in Boone.

She was actively involved in numerous clubs around the Boone area, and was a 70-plus year member of PEO and a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church.

Barbara is preceded in death by her husband, Richard; her parents; two sisters; three brothers-in-law; and one sister-in-law. She is survived by her daughter, Cynthia (Jim) Smiley of Marshalltown, IA; her son, John (Jill) Humeston of Ankeny, IA; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two nieces and two nephews.

Per her wishes, no service will be held, but a Celebration of Life will be planned for a later date.

Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Boone or Sunny View Care Center Activities Dept. in memory of Barbara Humeston.

A special thank you to the Sunny View care team for their wonderful and loving care of Barbara.

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