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Barbara G. (Sherman) Boyles, age 78, died at her Urbana home surrounded by her loving family on Monday, April 26, 2021..

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 PM, Thursday, April 29, 2021 at the Phillips Funeral Home Chapel (212 E. 6th Street) in Vinton. Private interment will be held at Urbana Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will follow the funeral service from 3:30 until 6:30 PM on Thursday. The wearing of masks is suggested.

Barbara was born on May 25, 1942 in Iowa, the daughter of Herbert and Helen (Bobst) Sherman. Barbara worked at Collins Radio and retired from Quaker Oats.

On May 26, 1962, she was united in marriage to David Boyles at the Urbana Christian Church.

Barbara was a long-time member of the Urbana Volunteer Fireman's Auxiliary. In her younger years, she enjoyed playing the accordion and singing. She dearly loved spending time with David and her family and friends at their cabin on the Cedar River.

Survivors include her loving husband, David; her children, Lisa Boyles of Urbana, David (Melinda) Boyles Jr. of Cedar Rapids; granddaughter Tressa Halstead of Garrison; and three great grandchildren, Mat, Aleeyah, and La'Ressa Halstead.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two grandsons, Matthew David Boyles, Robbie Rae Douglas Wenger; and three sisters.

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Roger Schlarbaum April 28, 2021, 10:10 am Dave she was a fine lady, God bless her!
Janice Hainey April 28, 2021, 2:04 pm To Dave and Barb's children so sad to hear of your loss I really enjoyed her when I used to hang out with her. God bless you all and know she's in his memory
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