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Barbara Jones, 56, of Monticello, formerly of Hopkinton, died on Thursday, Dec. 24, 2020, at St. Luke's Hospital, Cedar Rapids, from complications of COVID-19.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 29, at the Goettsch Funeral Home, Monticello, where private family services will be held on Wednesday. Interment will be in the Hopkinton Cemetery. Masks must be worn and fitted properly over the nose and mouth at all times to enter the funeral home. Social distancing standards need to be strictly observed. By visiting Goettschonline.com you may share your thoughts, memories and condolences with Barb's family, and find the details of the Facebook livesteaming of the service.
Surviving is her husband, Bob; three children, Golden Gladden, Lyle (Kathryn) Jones and Jeremy (Tammy) Fletcher; eight grandsons; and four siblings, Pat McDill, Rose (Darrell) Hanson, Tom McDill and Joe Michaels.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Edith.
Barbara Jean McDill was born Sept. 15, 1964, in Edgewood, Iowa. She was the daughter of Leon and Ida Patrick, McDill. Barb attended school in Manchester and Dubuque, and later studied Culinary Arts at Kirkwood. Barb married Robert Jones on Nov. 14, 1987, at Hopkinton, Iowa. She was employed at Hardee's Restaurants in Dubuque, Dyersville and Monticello. She also worked at the Monticello Senior Home and Menards in Marion. Barb often attended the Farmers Market in Hiawatha where she sold her baked goods, especially her monster cookies. She and Bob loved to raise roses and had many unusual colors and varieties.
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