Barbara Roby

Obituary of Barbara June Roby



        Barbara June (MacGowan) Roby of Liberty, MO, formerly of West Liberty passed away Friday, February 22, 2019.


She was born on June 25, 1943, the middle of three children of Bruce E. and Evelyn D. (Maxson) MacGowan in Iowa City, Iowa. She attended seven different schools before graduating from West Liberty High School in 1962. Barbara attended business school in Iowa City prior to working at the University of Iowa and Proctor and Gamble. She married Wayne E. Roby on February 1, 1964. Barbara enjoyed all kinds of sporting activities, both watching and participating- especially golf.  She loved quilting, antiques, and volunteer work. She was a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church. 


        Barbara will forever be remembered by her three daughters: Kristen (John)  Uhlman, Liberty, MO, Mindy (Bruce) Kugler, Littleton, CO, Kym (Jamar Baker) Chappler, Highlands Ranch, CO. She is also survived by her two brothers, Robert (Pat) MacGowan, Port Byron, IL and Ron MacGowan, Moline, IL; two aunts and several cousins living in Iowa. She has seven grandchildren: Morgan (Luke) Small, Madison Uhlman, Zachary, Colton, and Ian Kugler, Clayton and Candace Chappler, and three step grandchildren: Adrianna, Alexis and Addison Baker. 


        Barbara was preceded in  death by her grandparents, parents, husband, infant son, Gary Roby, and son-in-law, Ron Chappler. 


        A memorial service will be held 11 A.M., Saturday June 8, 2019 at the West Liberty United Methodist Church. Inurnment will be in the Oak Ridge Cemetery, West Liberty with a luncheon to follow at the church. Memorials are suggested to the music department at Liberty United Methodist Church.


Celebration of Life

11:00 am
Saturday, June 8, 2019
West Liberty United Methodist Church
113 East Fifth Street
West Liberty, Iowa, United States