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Barbara D. McNamee

March 12, 1935 - March 27, 2022

Service Date: April 1, 2022

Funeral Home Memorial Services of Iowa

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Barbara Dee Harris was born March 12, 1935 in Coral Gables, Florida, the daughter of Adelbert Harris and Vera Lee (McFarland) Harris.

A memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, April 1, 2022 at Memorial Services of Iowa (4208 N. Ankeny Blvd). The memorial service will be livestreamed at the following link: https://vimeo.com/693275848

Barb graduated high school at Clarkston High School, Clarkston, Michigan in 1952.  She met a young man, James McNamee, on a blind date arranged by a mutual friend.  After their marriage in 1956, Barb worked at the Registrar’s Office at the University of Iowa, where Jim graduated from the University of Iowa Dental School in 1963. They settled and raised their three children in Ankeny, where she spent the next 57 years.

Barb worked at Jim’s dental office. She and Jim were involved in Friendship Force International and they were honored to host other members from around the world. As Friendship Force members, they also visited 24 countries including Australia, Japan, and Norway.

Barb and Jim were longtime members of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Ankeny. She enjoyed Women’s Club and Women’s Lit Club with her many friends. Barb enjoyed “snowbirding” in Florida for 20 years, but her true passion was her family, especially her wonderful grandchildren.

Barbara is survived by her children, Denise (Ken) Hummel, Pam (Mike) Morrison, and Jamie (Denise) McNamee; and grandchildren, Andrew (Marissa) Hummel, Jana (Jake) Sellhausen, Ashley (Blake) LaFollette, Lauren Morrison, Mackenzie (Blake) Davidson, and Josh McNamee.

In Lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Barbara McNamee may be made to St. Croix Hospice, 1555 SE Delaware Ave., Ste.Q, Ankeny, IA 50021

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