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216 3rd Ave. SE.
Independence, IA 50644
Phone: 319-334-2501
Fax: 319-334-2502
Barbara Yerkes

Barbara Jo "Barb" Yerkes (Floyd)

Monday, January 29th, 1962 - Thursday, February 7th, 2019
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Barbara Jo Yerkes, 57, of Independence, IA died Thursday, February 7, 2019 at the Buchanan County Health Center in Independence, IA.

Barb was born on January 29, 1962 in Vinton, IA, the daughter of Curtis D. and Beverly J. (Rogers) Floyd. She attended the Vinton Community Schools, and later studied at Kirkwood Community College. On November 24, 1979 she married Scott Dean Yerkes in Garrison, IA, and they made their home in Vinton. Barb moved to Brandon, IA after her husband death in 1991, and later moved to Independence, IA in 2001. She spent many years working at Walmart in Independence, IA; and enjoyed talking with and helping the costumers.

She enjoyed playing cards and talking with her family and friends. Camping with her grandchildren was one of her favorite things to do.

Barb is survived by her mother, Beverly J. Kenney, Vinton, IA, her children; Shannon Yerkes, Waterloo, IA, Nicole Yerkes, Independence, IA, Megan (Dan) Straw, Independence, IA, her eight grandchildren; Miley Yerkes, Maci Yerkes, Katlyn Gallagher, Caleb Yerkes, Rachel Yerkes, Scott Faust, Daniel Straw Jr., and Stephanie Straw, four brothers, Steven (Vicki) Floyd, Kellog, IA, Gordon (Teresa) Floyd, Vinton, IA, Jerry Kenney, Vinton, IA, and John Kenney, Altoona, IA, many nieces and nephews, and many other children that she took in throughout the years.

She is preceded in death by her father, Curtis Floyd, and step-father Dean Kenney, and her husband Scott D. Yerkes.

A Celebration of Life will be held from 4 PM until 8 PM on Saturday February 23, 2019 at the American Legion Hall in Independence, IA.
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    Bear Creek Cemetery
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  • Reception

    American Legion
    205 2nd ST NE
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    A Celebration of Life will be held from 4 PM until 8 PM on Saturday February 23, 2019 at the American Legion Hall in Independence, IA


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Paul Hardy

Posted at 11:24pm
I ember barb helping me at Walmart and she loved her customers.gods getting a another angel in heaven.may god be with her family.


Posted at 09:29pm
So sorry Megan to hear the passing of your Mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Judy Albert

Posted at 01:45pm
Megan, to you, your children, and your siblings and their families - our sympathy. Craig and Judy Alber


Posted at 12:51pm
Love u mom.. wish you were here


Posted at 11:28am
May the family of Barbara Jo Yerkes please accept my sincere condolences hoping you find comfort in Gods words at Acts 24:15 and Psalm 37:29.

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