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Barbara Deardorff

Barbara Jean Deardorff, daughter of Pearl (Bower) & Virgil Deardorff, Sr, was born at home on March 18, 1932. Barbara graduated from high school and began a long and rewarding career as a nurse's aid at Clearview Home in Clearfield.

Barbara did not have children of her own so she became a 'second mom' and extended grandma to many throughout the Clearfield community. She enjoyed hosting Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas dinners: usually there was a dinner for the single people and another for the married couples. Barbara loved to play cribbage and cards. In her later years, she enjoyed her 'get-aways' to the casino.

Barbara loved to go fishing and she would take kids and make sure they knew how to bait their hooks and catch their fish. She was a wonderful cook and will be remembered for her fried chicken, potato salad, pies, home canned pickles, cinnamon rolls…just to name a few.

Barbara passed away on March 17, 2016 at the age of 83 years, 11 months, and 29 days. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers Keith & Virgil Deardorff, Jr; sister Verna Fletchall; and twins Bennie Lou and Betty Sue and infant brother Charles Myles.

Those left to cherish her memory include her sisters Bonnie (Jerry) Fletchall and Connie Asher; brother Phillip Deardorff; sister-in-law Joanie Deardorff; several nieces and nephews; many friends including special friends, Dixie Larsen, Sharon England, Opal Neece, and Pat Long.

A memorial fund has been established in her name.

  • Visitation

  • Funeral Service

    March 20, 2016
    2:00 PM

    Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home

    Clearfield, IA

  • Burial

    Sunday March 20 2016

    Athelstan Cemetery

    Athelstan, IA

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aunt barb was one of the sweetest and most loving of all my family. my father marion deardorff loved her very much. she will be missed terribly by all the members of the deardorff extended family. rest in peace and god less you aunt barb

Posted by Andrew Deardorff - colorado springs, CO - Family   September 29, 2016

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Awesome lady! Barb was a big part of this small town girls life. From fishing, to making THE BEST cinnamon rolls & popcorn balls around, to just being an overall good & caring person, they don''t come much better than Barb in my book. I was one of Barb''s kids & am so thankful to have been. She may not be physically with us anymore, but will always be in my heart. ❤ RIP Barb

Posted by Shawna Orr (England) - Sapulpa, OK - Friend   March 19, 2016

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Barb I have so many fond memories of you. You will be missed. God has another angel

Posted by Becky Stone - West Jordan, UT - Friend   March 18, 2016

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM