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.