Barbara J. Whaley
Barbara Jean Whaley, 46, of Oskaloosa died on July 24, 2012 at her home in Oskaloosa. She was born Friday, December 17, 1965 in Oskaloosa the daughter of Robert and Doris Clark Bushey. She attended school in San Diego and Coronado, California, Annapolis, Maryland and Newfoundland, Canada while Robert was in the Navy. Following school she worked in several nursing homes in Oskaloosa, Winterset, Iowa and Denver, Colorado. In 2005 she began working at the Office Center in Oskaloosa and worked there until 2010. Barbara loved fishing, flowers, gardening, playing games and doing crafts.
She is survived by her son: Robert Pray of Des Moines; her father: Robert Bushey of Beacon; and a brother: Danny (& Pattie) Bushey of Beacon.
She was preceded in death by her mother: Doris Bushey; her maternal grandparents: Melvin and Betty Clark; and her paternal grandparents: Denny and Marion Skeans.
Graveside services and burial will be held Friday, July 27, 2012 at 10:00 A.M. in the Forest Cemetery in Oskaloosa with Pastor Alvern Boetsma officiating. A procession will form at the Bates Funeral Chapel at 9:50 A.M. for those wishing to go to the cemetery. As was Barbara’s wish her body has been cremated and no visitation is planned at this time. Memorials may be made to the Barbara Whaley memorial fund.