Glendina (Peterson) Barry, 95, of Onawa, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, December 5, 2019, at Pleasant View Care Center, Whiting, Iowa, with her family by her side.
Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, December 10, 2019, at the First Christian Church in Onawa, Iowa, with Pastor Michael Lewis officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Sioux City, Iowa. Visitation will be 5:00 – 8:00 P.M. Monday, December 9, 2019, at the Rush Family Chapel, Onawa, Iowa. Arrangements are under the direction of Rush Family Care Service, Onawa, Iowa.
Glendina was born December 12, 1923, to Lawrence and Juanita (Holman) Gundersen. She attended rural school through 8th grade and graduated from Pisgah High School in 1941. She took summer courses at Buena Vista College in Storm Lake to get her teachers certificate and taught rural school in Harrison and Monona Counties for several years.
On August 29,1946, she married Fred Peterson. They farmed for nearly 40 years. They had three children: Sharol, Patti, and Kevin. They left the farm in 1985 and moved to Nashville, Tennessee, to manage an apartment complex where they enjoyed working for 5½ years. They retired in 1991 and moved to Onawa. Fred died September 1995.
She was a member of the First Christian Church and enjoyed gardening, sewing, dancing, reading, and always enjoyed babysitting grandchildren.
On July 9, 2005, she married Jim Barry and continued to live in Onawa. They spent winters in Texas for a few years. Jim passed away in 2017.
Survivors include a daughter, Sharol (Doug) Bottorff; eight grandchildren, Derek Smith, Tausha Bottorff, Shannon Foster, Jordan (Anthony) Abboud, Tricia (Greg) Barry, Christine, Joseph, and Jack Peterson; seven great-grandchildren and one on the way; daughter-in-law, Tina Peterson; two sisters, Carol Lindstrom and Linda Gundersen; several nieces and nephews; Jim’s extended family members; and many friends.
Preceding her in death were her parents; husbands, Fred Peterson and Jim Barry; daughter, Patti Ball; son, Kevin Peterson; two brothers, Guy Gundersen and Gale Gundersen; and son-in-law, Dennis Ball.
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