EVANSDALE — Barbara J. “Barb” Stocks, 84, of Evansdale, died at home Saturday, June 15, from complications of a lengthy illness.

She was born Sept. 13, 1928, in Ottumwa, daughter of Wilber and Grace E. Napier Dimmitt. She married Milo Stocks on Sept. 14, 1946, in Manchester. He died Sept. 3. 2008.

She graduated from East High School in 1946. Mrs. Stocks worked for Rath Packing Co. and later the Southtown Lounge.

Survived by: four sons, Larry, Bud, Tony and Rusty (Renita), all of Evansdale; a daughter, Lois Sanderson of Arkansas; 13 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Carmen Schubert of Sunnyvale, Calif., and JoAnne Ott of Hudson.

Preceded in death by: three sisters, Sally Niebergall, Susan Dimmitt and Carolyn Hunemuller; and her stepmom, Leona Dimmitt, who raised her.

Services: 1 p.m. Thursday at Locke Funeral Home, with burial in Poyner Township Cemetery. Visitation from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorials: may be directed to the family.

Condolences may be left at www.LockeFuneralHome.com

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