Barbara Thompson

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Barbara Thompson01/30/2010
Barbara Ann (Thompson) Koons was born April 24, 1959, in Knoxville, Iowa, the daughter of Leonard
Thompson and Audrey (Hopkins) Thompson. Barb grew up in Knoxville, graduating with
the Knoxville High School class of 1977.

She was united in marriage to Gary Koons on July 23, 1988, in Knoxville. The two
made their home in Melcher-Dallas. Barb worked at Hawkeye Health, Alco, and most
recently as the photo clerk at Wal-Mart where she retired in March of 2008 after
7 years of service. She loved to collect teddy bears, Boyds Bears, Cherished Teddies,
and also the Kmart Christmas Bears, which she had all but one of.

Barb passed away on Saturday, January 30, 2010, at her home at the age of 50 years,BarbaraThompson
9 months and 7 days. She was preceded in death by her parents, and a half-sister,
Judy Younker.

Survivors include her husband, Gary; children, Mike Owens, LaShana (John) Milburn
and Eric Owens all of Melcher-Dallas; step-children, Gary Dean (Jody) Koons, Jr.
of Carlisle, Debbie (Jon) Meeks of Indianola; 9 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren; siblings, Cathy Moses, Kenny (Loretta) Thompson, Myron (Rhonda) Thompson, Jerry
(Zo) Thompson, Paul (Anita) Thompson, Terry (Mary) Thompson all of Knoxville, and
Len Thompson of Nebraska, along with other relatives and many friends.

Knoxville, Iowa Bybee & Davis Funeral Home Cemetery Greenwood Cemetery