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Barbara Jo Kroes

June 23, 1941 ~ October 18, 2019 (age 78)


Barbara Jo Kroes was born June 23, 1941, to Robert Ellis and Adrena (De Jong) Mitchell, in Iowa City, Iowa. 

Barbara attended country school south of Pella, and was a 1960 graduate of Pella Community High School. She worked as a waitress, police dispatcher and was a mother and housewife.

On October 6, 1960, she was united in marriage to Evert J. Kroes in Pella.  They have three children: Carrie, Joseph and John.

Barbara is survived by her husband Evert, her daughter Carrie  (Ryan) Genest of Pleasant Hill, her sons Joseph Kroes of Pella, and John (Sarah) Kroes of Pella; her grandchildren: Mitchell Rykhoek, Carissa (Ben) Marcov, Tyler (Molly) Rykhoek, Nicole McKee, Drew Waddell, Jackson Kroes, Benjamin Kroes and her great grandchildren: Natasha Marcov, Victor Marcov, Aria Rykhoek, Ayla Rykhoek, Valissa McKee and River Messamaker. She is also survived by her siblings: Tom (Pat) Mitchell of Otley, Thelma Mitchell of Pella and Michael Mitchell of St. Mary, Iowa.  

She was preceded in death by her parents Robert and Adrena Mitchell.

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Visitation With Family
October 21, 2019

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Garden Chapel Funeral Home
1301 Main Street
Pella, IA 50219

Graveside Service
October 21, 2019

11:00 AM
t'Lam Cemetery
Hempstead Drive
Pella, IA 50219


Hospice of Pella
Pella IA

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