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 Barbara Jean <I>Norris</I> Chambers

Barbara Jean Norris Chambers

Iowa, USA
Death 10 Oct 2012 (aged 78)
Iowa, USA
Burial Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID 98766170 · View Source
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Barbara Jean Chambers, 78, died peacefully Wednesday, October 10th at the Oaknoll Health Center.

Funeral Services will be held at 1:30pm, Friday, October 12th at First Presbyterian Church in Iowa City with Rev. Sam Massey officiating. Following the service, there will be a time of fellowship at the church. Burial will be at Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Iowa City School Community District Foundation.

Barbara was born September 29, 1934 in Vinton, Iowa, the daughter of William and Marie Hills Norris. She graduated from Iowa State Teacher's College and, later in 1978, received her bachelor's degree in education from the University of Iowa.

Barbara taught school in Waterloo, later moving to Iowa City where she was an elementary school teacher in various schools in the Community School District. For the better part of her career she taught at Mark Twain Elementary School.

Barbara was especially dedicated to her students and colleagues. She was a "teacher's teacher" and believed in the power of education. Barbara was a devoted mother and thoughtful friend. Following retirement Barbara enjoyed Elder Hostel trips, traveling, gardening, and was a committed community volunteer.

Survivors include her son, David of Orlando, Florida and her many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, her son John and her sister Virginia.
Published in the Iowa City Press-Citizen, Oct 11, 2012, page 4A

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 98766170
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Barbara Jean Norris Chambers (29 Sep 1934–10 Oct 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 98766170, citing Memory Gardens Cemetery, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Sue (contributor 47214540) .