In Memory of Barbara Kotouc

Barbara Kotouc
Barbara Kotouc
Born: October 21, 1934
Died: May 21, 2018
Age: 83
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Barbara Kotouc
October 21, 1934 - May 21, 2018
From: Nevada, IA

Barbara E. Kotouc, age 83, of Nevada, Iowa, died Monday, May 21, 2018, at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames, Iowa.

Memorial services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, May 25, 2018, at the First United Methodist Church in Nevada, with Pastor Chris Waddle officiating.  Memorial visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the church. 

Born October 21, 1934, in Flippin, Kentucky, Barbara Etta (Dickerson) Kotouc was the daughter of Clura and Gladys (Belcher) Dickerson.  She moved with her family to Iowa as a young girl and was raised in Garrison, Iowa, where she graduated from high school in 1953.

On June 10, 1956, Barbara was married to Carroll Kotouc at the United Methodist Church in Garrison.  The couple lived in several Iowa towns, including Farnhamville and West Liberty, before settling in Nevada in 1972.  They were blessed with three children, Jim, Eva, and Jason.

Barbara provided custodial work at Iowa State University, retiring after 20 years of service.  She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Nevada and participated in the United Methodist Women’s group.  She enjoyed following Kentucky Wildcats basketball and was a member of several bowling leagues throughout the years.

Survivors include her husband of over 60 years, Carroll; her children, Jim (Evelyn) Kotouc of Nevada, Eva Slaybaugh of Zearing, and Jason Kotouc of Ames; four grandchildren, Zachary Kotouc of Norfolk, VA, Seth Kotouc of Underwood, Catherine (Dan) Kramer of Ankeny, and Brandy Slaybaugh of Nevada; three great-grandchildren, Nicholas, Samuel, and Jenna; and a brother, Jim (Cheryl) Dickerson of Altoona.

Barbara was preceded in death by her parents.

Ryan Funeral Home of Nevada has been entrusted with the care of Barbara and her family.


Monday, July 2, 2018 at 11:57 AM
“Carroll and children- Just heard about Barb this week. So sorry and thinking of you at this difficult time.”
- Karen Nortman
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at 4:35 PM
“My heartfelt sympathies to Eva & Brandy and Jason.
Your mom was the sweetest lady anyone could know.
She will be missed, but remembered fondly.
Hugs, Doris”
- Doris (Partridge) Wheelock
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 1:08 PM
“Sorry for your loss Jason you're in our thoughts.
- Steve and Becky Ogden
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 1:08 PM
“I am sorry on your lose of Barbara kotouc you are in my prayers too ”
- Missy Wierson
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1:00 p.m.
Friday, May 25, 2018
First United Methodist Church
Nevada, IA


Pastor Chris Waddle


One hour prior to services
First United Methodist Church
Nevada, IA