In Memory of

Barbara L. Drew

October 26, 1942 - January 18, 2021
From: Rockwell City, IA

Rockwell City – Barbara L. Drew 78, passed away Monday, January 18, 2021 at Shady Oaks Care Center, Lake City.  Private Family Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 22, 2021 at the Palmer & Swank Funeral Home, Rockwell City, with Pastor Dan Buhs officiating.  Burial of casket will be at Lake City Cemetery.  Visitation will be 10:00 a.m. Friday until service time.  Masks are required at the funeral home.  The service will be live streamed on the Palmer & Swank Funeral Home Face Book page.

     Barbara is survived by her children, Peggy (Donald) Kunecke of Sedan, Kansas Jody (Debrorah) Drew of Rockwell City, and Melissa (Kim) Hollrah of Iron Mountain, Michigan; 7 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Millard and Wilma (Lee) McChesney; brother Millard McChesney III; sisters, Donnabelle Neagle, Nadine McChesney, and Deloris Krause; and two granddaughters, Sarah and Nisa Hollrah.

     Barbara Lee McChesney was born October 26, 1942 at Belmond, Iowa.  She graduated from Rockwell City High School, with the Class of 1960.  In 1962, she was united in marriage to Daryl Drew and three children were born to this union.  The couple later divorced.  Barbara worked as a nursing assistant for most of her life and at Shady Oaks Care Center for 30 years.  She was a member of Woodlawn Christian Church in Lake City.  

Private Family Funeral Service
11:00 a.m. - Friday
January 22, 2021
Palmer & Swank Funeral Home
Rockwell City, Iowa
**The Service will be live streamed on the Palmer & Swank
Funeral Home Face Book Page.
Pastor Dan Buhs
Levi Drew
Lane Hollrah
Austin Olberding
Dausin Olberding
Jaydin Olberding
Caydin Olberding
10:00 a.m. - Friday
January 22, 2021
Palmer & Swank Funeral Home

Lake City Cemetery
Lake City, Iowa


Friday, January 22, 2021 at 7:41 PM
“Our deepest sympathy to your family. May she rest in peace.”
- Jane Toro

Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at 4:28 PM
“I can't make it to your mom's funeral, Peg, but I want you to know you and your family have my sympathy. We don't grieve as those who have no hope. (I Thess. 4:13-14. ”
- Phyllis Skinner

Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at 10:19 AM
“We are sorry for your loss. Nancy enjoyed time with your mom some time ago on Facebook and knew her as a friendly, kind woman. I'm glad you were able to visit her a couple of weeks ago. Please accept our sincere condolences.”
- Dennis & Nancy

Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at 9:42 AM
“So sorry, Barbara’s family you are in our prayers. She was our dear Classmate of 1960.

You are all in our thoughts and prayers. The Rockwell City class of 1960.”
- Bernice Boland

Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at 9:18 PM
“Peggy, Jody & Melissa, I enjoyed a friendship with your mom for a long time and am so glad she and I had a good visit on the phone just a couple days before she got really sick. I will forever be glad that we had that visit. I will keep all of you in my prayers as you adjust to her being gone -- even when you know that someone is in a better place you will miss them. I still have moments when I wish I could talk to my mom about something and she's been gone for almost 20 years now. May God bless all of you with comfort, peace and good memories. Coleen”
- Coleen Myers

Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at 7:44 PM
“Prayers to family
I enjoyed working with Barb many years in Shady Oaks. ”
- Mary Tannehill

Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at 6:39 PM
“Praying for you all. She will be missed ”
- Rockwell City Usps

Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at 6:28 PM
“I enjoyed working with Barb years ago at Shady Oaks. She had a cute chuckle. Our sympathy at this time.”
- Jane McCurdy

Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at 6:18 PM
“I have so many memories with Barb when I stayed at Melissas you guys are in my prayers.”
- Fae

Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at 3:57 PM
“Barb was the sweetest person I knew at the apartments. Never a harsh word spoken about anyone. I am so sorry for your loss.”
- Donna Lewis

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