Barbara J. Duckett

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Barbara J. Duckett, age 70, of Ionia, IA passed away on March 2, 2018 at her home in Ionia, IA. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at the Congregational United Church of Christ in New Hampton, IA with Reverend Candraeah Carey officiating. Burial will be in New Hampton Cemetery, New Hampton IA. Visitation will be held from 1:00-2:00 PM on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at the Congregational United Church of Christ in New Hampton, IA. Memorials preferred in leu of flowers to Midwest Sheltie Rescue, 207 East Main, Ionia, IA 50616. Online condolences for Barbara’s family may be left at Barbara Jo Duckett was born on January 6, 1948 to Raymond and Pauline (Wilson) DeWees in Chicago, IL. The family moved to Shenandoah, IA were Barb graduated in 1966. She was united in marriage to John Becker and the family made their home in the Des Moines, IA area. After John passed away, Barb was united in marriage to Rev. Robert Duckett on May 9, 1983. In 1986 they moved to New Hampton, IA where Robert was the pastor at the Congregational United Church of Christ until he retired. Barb was a CPA for Quality Accounting in Waterloo, IA. She also operated Accu Systems in Ionia and Nashua. Barb played piano and sang in the church choir. She enjoyed gardening and especially her Sheltie dogs. She started Midwest Sheltie Rescue in Ionia, IA. Barbara is survived by her children Tait (Julie) Duckett of Charles City, IA, and Tevan (Lacey) Duckett of Charles City, IA; very special friend Jose Carrizales of Ionia, IA; stepchildren Ruth Waite of Star City, IN, Benjamin Duckett of Indianapolis, IN and Mary “Bo” Duckett of Ames, IA; sister Jeannine Hamilton of Chula Vista, CA; 13 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Barbara is preceded in death by her parents Raymond and Pauline DeWees; husbands John Becker and Robert Duckett; and brother Richard DeWees.

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  1. Tait and Tevan, I am so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. I always enjoyed visiting with her and know how much she enjoyed the dogs. I always wished I had her ability to play the piano.

  2. We are so very sorry to hear of your loss, always enjoyed visiting with Barb, she was a very kind and sweet lady, and we appreciated her love for her animals.
    Diane and Derek Day

  3. My husband and I just learned about Barb’s passing today and are heartsick! Our deepest sympathy to the family. We have one of the dogs from Barb’s dog Summer; Teddy will be 13 in June and is a remarkable boy. Barb worked so hard to ensure good lives for the wonderful fur kids she helped rescue too. We had one of her rescues as well; Missy was our forever girl for seven years. The world was a much better place for having had Barb’s presence!

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