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Barbara Louise Waller

March 14, 1951 - April 5, 2021

Service Date: April 9, 2021

Funeral Home Memorial Services of Iowa

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Barbara Louise Waller passed away surrounded by the love and comfort of her family on April 5, 2021.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 9, 2021, with visitation at 10:30 a.m., at Ankeny Memorial Funeral Home (4208 N Ankeny Blvd.). To view the livestream of Barbara’s service please follow this link; https://vimeo.com/533977860


Barbara was born March 14, 1951, in Des Moines to Joseph Erven and Evelyn Louise (Beene) Sidoner. She married Gary Waller November 20, 1971.  


Barbara spent her childhood playing basketball, softball, performing synchronized swimming and marching as a cadet. She developed a life-long love of reading, gardening, and travel – visiting almost every state, Israel, Jamaica, and most of Europe. She loved visiting places with rich histories, including Savannah, which was one of her favorites. She also loved the performing arts, including volunteering support, and enjoyed decades of performances with Gary at the Civic Center. 


Family was always the top priority for Barbara. She immersed herself in her children’s and grand-children’s activities – watching music concerts, plays and spending long afternoons at the baseball fields. She was an avid quilter and spent countless hours designing custom quilts focused on her grandsons’ specific interests. Christmas was always a favorite time of the year where she enjoyed having family at home. 


Barbara is survived by her husband, Gary; sons Mike (Liz) and Steve; her sister, Patti; grandsons Sam, Toby and Andrew. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Evelyn and her sister, Linda (Sidoner) Dedman. 


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society or the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital. 

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