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Barbara Joann Lovell

Barbara Joann Lovell

4/5/1930 - 01/28/2011

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Barbara Joann Lovell, 80, of Vinton, died Friday, January 28, 2011, at her home at Windsor Manor.
Memorial services have been rescheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, February 12, 2011, at Vinton Presbyterian Church with The Rev. Ron Sumption officiating. Inurnment will be held in Evergreen Cemetery, Vinton, at a later date.  Her body has been cremated.
Joann was born April 5, 1930, in Conrad, Iowa, the daughter of Ward and Orpha E. Harrah Dobson.  She was raised in Grundy Center and graduated from Grundy Center High School.
She was united in marriage with Richard Eugene Midthun in 1947.  He preceded her in death on December 17, 1965.  She married Lloyd Wesley Lovell in 1968 in Vinton.  He preceded her in death in 1983.
Joann worked as a homemaker and delivered newspapers.  She was a member of Vinton Presbyterian Church and was very active in the American Legion Auxiliary.  Her greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren.
Joann is survived by five sons: Roger (Linda) Midthun of Anamosa; Jim (Becky) Midthun of Vinton; Dale Midthun of Des Moines; Gary (Judy) Midthun of Vinton; and Troy (Jill) Lovell of Cedar Falls; three daughters: Mary (Franz) Silberger of Muscatine; Jane (Brian) Bratten of Garrison; and Marcia (Marv) Lerch of Vinton; 25 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; one brother, Jim Dobson of Arizona; and one sister, Phyllis Kerr of Marshalltown.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands; two brothers: Marshall Ward Dobson and Lyle Eldon "Bud" Dobson; and two sisters: Doris Kerr and Erma A. Crawford.
A memorial fund has been established.





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Sue Dobson

Friday, January 28, 2011

So sorry to hear that Aunt Joann passed away. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Ray Dobson

Sunday, January 30, 2011

So sorry to hear about your mom. our deepest sympathy to all of you at this time. our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Butch & Dory

Beverly Knight

Sunday, January 30, 2011

So sorry to hear of the passing of Aunt Jo. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time. I remember the times we all spent together in Grundy Center when we were kids. What a house full there always was. A good time was had by all. I loved having so many cousins to play with at Grandma and Grandpa's. Love, Bev

Virginia Cross Urban

Monday, January 31, 2011

Dear Dixie,I was sorry to hear the passing of your mother.Please except my condolences to you and your family.Hold on to the dear memories you have of her in your heart.And may God bless you in your time of need.

Brenda Albers

close family friend
Sunday, February 13, 2011

I am deeply saddene to hear theloss of one of my dearest friends to my own heart for many years, I will remember all the funtimes we had together to troy, Marv, Marcia, And michael your mom was a sweet lady I will always miss her and treasure those special times we had together, I love you all