Barbara Jon Lee was born October 2, 1934 at home in Centerville, IA to John and Juanita (Franklin) Lee. She attended Centerville schools, graduating from Centerville High School in 1952. On July 5, 1952, Barbara married Harold Kerby at Covenant Church in Centerville.
The couple lived in various communities before moving to David City, NE in 1973, then to Snyder and Uehling. In 2007, Barbara moved to West Point following her husband’s death. Barbara was a cook at Hooper Care Center from 1985 until 1996. She received her dietary manager license in 1990 after attending Metro Tech, and was dietary manager at the Center from 1996 until 2000. Barbara was a member of Trinity Church and Bible Study. Among her greatest pleasures was spending time with her family.
Survivors include her children John (Debbie) Kerby of Wisner, Sheryl (Don) Hill of Kansas City, MO, Kayla (Randy) Siebrandt of West Point, and Judy (Kurt) Hansen of West Point; sister Madge (Ron) Fels of Norwalk, IA; ten grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Barbara was preceded in death by her parents; husband Harold on March 1, 2007; and infant sister Juanita.
"Judy, Kurt and all of Barb's family,
We are so sorry to hear of Barb's passing. What a wonderful, important part of all of your lives. She will be greatly missed but sharing all of your wonderful memories will help ease your heavy hearts. We all so enjoyed her when she was able to help with the plays at the theatre and I enjoyed our visits when she was able to come to the grocery store. God's blessings to all of you!"