Jeanette Barber

Obituary of Jeanette Barber

Jeanette Kennel Barber, aged 85, passed away October 8, 2017.

She was born in Carleton, NE grew up in Iowa City, and graduated from City High in 1950. She attended La Junta School of Nursing in La Junta CO, graduating in 1954. She returned to Iowa City and worked at various nursing facilities before moving to Omaha where she was a nurse at Clarkson Hospital as a floor manager and as the nursing manager for the hospital. After retiring she was the manager for Village Green complex where she had lived with her children.

She will be lovingly remembered by her children Richard and Donald Barber of Omaha NE and Laura (John) Barber of Pacifica CA, as well as her siblings Anita (Lenard) Spenler, Norman (Tillie) Kennel, Elaine (Wilford) Yoder, Ila (Randy) Howe, Shirley (Ron) Knippa of Iowa City IA, Russel (Linda) Kennel of Rock Island IL, and many family and friends. Jeanette is preceded in death by her mother, Barbara Springer Kennel, her brother, Gene Kennel and his wife Donna; Harris Kennel, her brothers-in-law, Lenard Spenler and Ronald Knippa, and niece, Betsy Kennel Williams.

Special thanks to the workers at Briarwood Health Care Center for their loving care. A memorial service will be held at a later date. To share a thought, memory or condolence please go to the funeral home website @