Barbara M. Metz, 86, of Tama, passed away Saturday, August 24, 2013 Sunny Hill Care Center in Tama. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at 11:00 AM at Kruse-Phillips Funeral Home in Tama. Interment will follow at St. Patrick's Cemetery in Tama. Visitation will be held Wednesday, August 28, from 10 AM until the time of service at Kruse-Phillips Funeral Home in Tama.
Barbara was born on September 5, 1926, in rural Tama County, Iowa, the daughter of Frank and Nettie (Gettis) Henle. She graduated from Tama High School in 1945. On July 25, 1945, she was united in marriage to Lyle Metz in Tama, Iowa. Barbara was a homemaker and worked at Sunny Hill Care Center for seventeen years in the housekeeping and laundry departments. She was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Tama and a longtime member of the Royal Neighbors. Barbara enjoyed playing cards, especially Rummy, reading and gardening. Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Lyle on September 5, 1996; one son in infancy, David Lyle; her siblings, Wayne, George, Verle, Horace, Teresa, and Claras. Survivors include nine children, Duane (Gloria) Metz of St. Paul, MN, Pat (Roger) Ebrecht of Garwin, Alan (Sue) Metz of Tenstrike, MN, Danny Metz of Blytheville, AR, Debbie (David) Worley of Louisburg, MO, Mike (Cathy) Metz of Casper, WY, Jeff (Pam) Metz of Iowa City, Mary (Keith) Struve of Tama, and Angie (Steve) McClellan of Tama; twenty-five grandchildren; thirty great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; her siblings, Dale (Shirley) Henle of Toledo, Ellen Olsen of Tama, Marcella Osterberger of Mason City, and Imelda Roth of Traer. A memorial fund has been established.
Barbara M. Metz