Barbara J. Stouder, 77, of Mount Pleasant, passed away Tuesday, May 9, 2023.
Barbara Jean Hays was born July 10, 1945, in Muscatine, Iowa, to Francis and Barbara (Westfall) Hays. She graduated from Mount Pleasant High School in 1964. Barb was united in marriage to Roger E. Stouder on September 6, 1964; they welcomed three sons, Terry, Ryan, and Rodney. Mount Pleasant was Barb’s home for the majority of her life.
Barb worked as a bus driver and cook for Tolson Community Action Center. She also dedicated her time to being a caregiver for those with disabilities. During her younger years, Barb loved to show horses. She also enjoyed going antiquing, attending flea markets, and knitting and crocheting. Barb also had a strong Christian faith.
Barb is survived by her three children: Terry (Jennifer) Stouder of Englewood, CO, Ryan (Danielle) Stouder of Washington, IA, Rodney Stouder of Fairfield, IA; six grandchildren: Katie and Tommy, Reagan and Sydney, Tristan and Troy; two nieces: Deb Campbell, Tracy Hays Owens; nephew David Campbell; brother-in-law Warren Campbell of Ankeny, IA; sister-in-law Peggy Hays of Mount Pleasant, IA; former spouse Roger Stouder of Fort Madison, IA. She is further survived by many extended family members.
Barb was preceded in death by her parents Francis and Barbara Hays, her sister Sharon Campbell, and her brother H. Clark Hays.
Celebration of Life Service will be held 10:00 am Saturday, July 8, 2023, at the Olson-Powell Memorial Chapel and Crematory where the family will greet friends from 9:00 am until time of service. Chaplain Gordon Hawkins will officiate. Inurnment will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. A memorial fund has been established for Tolson Community Action. The Olson-Powell Memorial Chapel and Crematory is caring for Barb and her family. www.powellfuneralhomes.com