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    Barbara Tabor
    July 7, 1930 - February 6, 2019

    Barbara Tabor

    Barbara Tabor
    Jul 7, 1930 - Feb 6, 2019

    Barbara Tabor
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    Barbara Tabor, 88, of Baldwin, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday morning, February 6, 2019, at the Jackson County Regional Health Center in Maquoketa, Iowa.

    A celebration of Barbara's life will be held at 10:30 A.M., Monday, February 11, 2019, at First United Methodist Church in Maquoketa. Visitation will be held from 2 to 5 P.M. on Sunday, February 10, 2019, at Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. Burial will be in the Pence Cemetery, rural Baldwin, Iowa.

    Barbara Dwigans was born on July 7, 1930 in Carroll, Iowa, to Merritt Joseph and Ada Pearl (Long) Dwigans. She was a 1948 graduate of Manly High School and attended Cornell College in Mt. Vernon for one year and then the University of Iowa from 1949 to 1951. She married Dennison Clifford Tabor on February 10, 1951 in Des Moines, Iowa. He preceded her in death on January 18, 2012.

    Dennison and Barbara returned home from Iowa City on March 6, 1951 to the family farm where she became a homemaker and volunteer extraordinaire.

    Barbara was a member of the Faith United Methodist Church in Monmouth, Iowa, the United Methodist Women, GFWC and the PEO. She enjoyed cooking, reading, being with family, and cheering on the Hawkeyes.

    Barbara is survived by her children, Kay Dee (Bruce) Ingham of Davenport, IA, Brian (Deanna) Tabor of Baldwin, IA, Dave (Durene) Tabor of Monticello, IA, and Phil (Nancy) Tabor of Maquoketa, IA; "other son Brian" Brian Marceau; a sister, Nancy Lasell of Indianola, IA; 13 grandchildren, Wyatt Tabor of Iowa City, IA, Adam (Angela) Tabor of Hickory Hills, IL, Andy Ingham of Minneapolis, MN, Abby (Paul) Fischer of Baldwin, IA, Alex Ingham of Minneapolis, MN, Jessica (Tobi) Luetkemeier of Monticello, IA, Megan Tabor of Davenport, IA, Michael (Melissa Osman) Tabor of Kirkland, WA, Kathleen Tabor of Newport, VT, Elizabeth Tabor of Baldwin, IA, Molly (Eric) Coddington of Ames, IA, Jacqueline Tabor of Ames, IA, and Sarah Tabor of Iowa City, IA; and 7 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Dennison, a son Robert D. "Bob" Tabor, and a brother Merritt Joseph Dwigans Jr.

    In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials may be made to Camp Courageous of Iowa or Heifer International.

    Online Condolences may be left at www.CarsonAndSon.com.


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    Pamela Knepper on Feb 24, 2019

    So sorry for your loss Barb had a big kind and careing heart it was a joy to know her. My condolence to Phil. She willl always be remembered fondly.

    Sue Van Buer on Feb 20, 2019

    I am both saddened by the passing of this beautiful, kind soul and also overjoyed as she has entered her eternal home in heaven. She had such a joyful, endearing personality and her strong faith she relied on heavily and was happy to share. I feel blessed to have been able to call her my friend! We were out of town when Barb passed..... I so wish I could have offered my condolences in person and shared in the laughter and tears that come with memory sharing. My sincere and deepest sympathy to all of you!!

    Owen and Jean Hayes on Feb 11, 2019

    Tabor Family - So very sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Kathy Klein on Feb 10, 2019

    So sorry to hear about Barbara. So many wonderful memories of “back in the day”. She was always so welcoming to everyone into her home. From the sled parties to horse back riding at the farm. A great place for all the kids to hang out and have a wonderful time. She was so sweet and funny. Will be missed by so many. My sincere sympathies to all the Tabor family. God Bless.

    Cathy Scott Haylock on Feb 10, 2019

    Phil & family,. Sorry to hear about your mom's passing. She was a great lady & PEO sister. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Cathy Scott Haylock

    Doodee and Dianna Block on Feb 10, 2019

    Our deepest sympathy to the family. Your mom was always so sweet and I remember her from when I worked at the Veterinary Clinic for Dr. Pitcher. When I last saw her she gave me a little written message of how God Loved Me--I never forgot that and her kind words. The Tabor family all are great. Especially want to let Phil know we are thinking of you.

    Whites on Feb 10, 2019

    Thinking of all the Tabor family and sending prayers of comfort during the loss of a wonderful lady!
    Love, the White family
    Myron & Donna & all

    Karin on Feb 10, 2019

    Thoughts and prayers to all.

    Jan Hoag on Feb 9, 2019

    So very sorry for your family's loss. Prayers for comfort as you celebrate and remember wonderful family memories.

    jerry renner on Feb 9, 2019

    what a great lady! raised a great family , went to school with phil a great person a thoughtful valavictorian for our class. best wishes for all of the tabor family. prayers for you all.

    Aaron and Sherri James on Feb 8, 2019

    What a sweet sweet lady, sending thoughts and prayers to the whole Tabor family.

    Alice Powelka Hanson on Feb 8, 2019

    My prayers for the Tabor family. What a wonderful carrying family. Barbara was a rock in her family and community. Loved our talks going to wrestling meets, at the grocery store and where ever we met. You will be very missed.

    Dawn Harland on Feb 8, 2019

    My son Kyle Harland with Barb. She wanted to see him in his Tux and insisted in picture with him... We will cherish our memories with her..

    Bette Kuboushek on Feb 8, 2019

    I am so sorry for your loss!

    Barb (Brady) Notz on Feb 7, 2019

    I'm so very sorry for your family's loss. I hope your wonderful family memories help ease the pain of her loss. Thinking of you all.

    Brnda DeMoss Groves & Family on Feb 7, 2019

    CandleTabor Families, We are so very sorry to hear about the passing of your mom/grandma . Barb was a wonderful lady and always had a smile on her face. Please know that your families are in our thoughts and prayers. May she rest in peace.

    Jay and Pat Cherry on Feb 7, 2019

    I had the pleasure of meeting Barb, and getting to know her, when we became sisters in PEO. To the Tabor family, I send my deepest sympathy and I am so sorry for your loss.

    Joan Etringer on Feb 7, 2019

    CandleSo sorry to hear of Barb's passing. Many good childhood memories with 4-H and church activities. Rest in peace.

    Candie Potter Emery on Feb 7, 2019

    CandleSorry to hear of the loss of your mother Phil!
    Sending prayers for your family
    Class mate of Phil
    Candie Potter Emery

    Holly Wold on Feb 7, 2019

    We are all better off in life to have known Barb. She made everyone feel good with her smile, greeting and candy. Sorry to hear that she is gone.

    CHERYL HARTWIG on Feb 7, 2019


    Scott & Mary Kay Hartley on Feb 7, 2019

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Tabor family. Barb was a great lady, always had a smile for you when you ran into her. RIP Barb.

    Jody Clasen on Feb 7, 2019

    Barb was an amazing lady and I truly feel blessed to have known her. I spent much of my younger years at the farm helping with wyatt. She will be missed by many. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.

    Rita Ledford on Feb 7, 2019

    CandleThe "Candy Lady" will be greatly missed. I can't say enough good about this awesome lady! I was honored to know her most of my life, and she was loved by all! I especially enjoyed our days as district officers in UMW. My prayers go out to all the family.

    Janet Gartman Trekell (Clarence and Bertha Gartman on Feb 7, 2019

    Sorry for your loss. God has taken the "candy lady" home, she always had a message , "remember God loves you!" with each piece she handed out. She will be missed!

    Connie Bonney on Feb 7, 2019

    CandleWhat a grand lady Barb was, from her smile to her candy to her"remember God loves you"..I feel so honored to have known her ,She was a gem and cheered her Hawkeyes on ,even in church...To the family, please know i am thinking of you and i am sure you have lots of great memories to help you during the hard times...God got his candy lady home now!

    Gary bruns on Feb 7, 2019

    My deepest sympathies to the entire family. I loved bumping into Barbara and getting the smile and peice of candy. She so loved spreading happiness. Prayers to all.

    Amy Streff on Feb 7, 2019

    So sorry to hear of Barbara's passing. She was a wonderful lady. I enjoyed talking to her about her family whenever we ran into each other.

    Sheila Bentley on Feb 6, 2019

    CandleTo Barbara's family, She was such a fun and grand lady. I loved getting to know her and treasure the friendship we had. She has left you all a great legacy. She is finally at home with her Lord. May she rest in peace. May God comfort and carry you through your grief. Sheila BEntley

    Ken and Chris Weuste on Feb 6, 2019

    CandleOur prayers are with Barb's family and friends. She was very sweet person. She'd come into Osterhaus Pharmacy with candy, a smile and a "God loves you"! I would take one piece of candy and she would give me another one! God bless her soul and her family. Chris.

    Sarah Haiar on Feb 6, 2019

    So Very Sorry for your loss. We often say God loves you as she would. Loved her stories at church. She will be greatly missed.

    James Moran on Feb 6, 2019

    I am so sorry to hear or Barbs passing, my thoughts and prayers go out to the Tabor family in this time of sorrow. She will be greatly missed!

    Wayne and Nancy Wagoner on Feb 6, 2019

    Very sorry to hear of Barbara's passing. We will always remember the candy and hearing from her that God Loves Us!

    Steve & Cindy Daniels on Feb 6, 2019

    So sorry to hear of Barbara's passing. Such a lovely lady. She truly loved life. She will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Linda Shanahan on Feb 6, 2019

    Thoughts and prayers for your family, so sorry for your loss.

    Richard and Pep Tracy on Feb 6, 2019

    So sorry for your loss.........she was a wonderful lady.........so kind and caring........always had a smile and a piece of candy for everyone....our thoughts and prayers are with you....RIP

    Marty and Mary Hudrlik on Feb 6, 2019

    So very sorry for your loss, what a beautiful soul she had. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Tabor family at this difficult time.



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