Barbara Stouder

Barbara Stouder, 77, of Mount Pleasant, passed away Tuesday, May 9, 2023, in Mount Pleasant.

Barb was born July 10, 1945, in Muscatine, Iowa, the daughter of Francis and Barbara (Westfall) Hays. She graduated from Mount Pleasant High School in 1964. On September 6, 1964, Barb married Roger Stouder, to this union they had three sons, the couple later divorced. Mount Pleasant was Barb’s home for the majority of her life. Barb worked as a bus driver and cook for Tolson Community Action. She also dedicated her time to being a caregiver for those with intellectual disabilities. In her younger years, she loved to show horses. She also enjoyed antiquing, attending flea markets, collecting glassware, knitting and crocheting. Barb had a strong Christian faith.

She is survived by three sons, Terry (Jen) Stouder of Denver, Colorado, Ryan (Danielle) Stouder of Washington, Rodney Stouder of Fairfield; 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; and sister-in-law Peggy Hays of Mount Pleasant.

Barb was preceded in death by her parents, brother Clark Hays and sister Sharon Campbell.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. A memorial fund has been established for Tolson Community Action. The Olson-Powell Memorial Chapel is caring for Barb and her family.