Barbara L. Straight
January 06, 1942 - December 25, 2017
Birthplace: Red Oak, Iowa
Resided In: Emerson, Iowa

Visitation 12/28/2017
Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel
Service 12/29/2017
Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel
Burial 12/29/2017
Evergreen Cemetery

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Barbara Lorraine Straight, age 75, of Emerson, Iowa, passed away Monday, December 25, 2017 at the Montgomery County Memorial Hospital in Red Oak. Barbara was born January 6, 1942 in Red Oak, Iowa the daughter of Herrold and Blanche (Massengale) Lasley. She was raised in Red Oak graduating from Red Oak High School in 1959. Barbara was united in marriage to Larry Straight on April 5, 1960 in Clarinda, Iowa. The lived all of their married life in southwest Iowa making Emerson their home for the past 47 years. Barbara was a homemaker who was very creative and artistic. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, embroidering, cross stitching, and decorating cakes along with many other talents. Her family describes her as a very beautiful, vibrant, nurturing person with a very caring and giving spirit. She had a heart of gold.

Preceding her in death were her parents; children: Larry Scott Straight and Kristie Lynn Straight; brothers: Marion, Darold, Donald, David, Kenny, Doug, and Dennis Lasley; and sister: Carolyn Finchem. Survivors include her husband: Larry Straight of Emerson, IA; children: Mick Straight and wife Lisa of Kingman, AZ; Karin Smith and husband Terry of Nebraska City, NE; and Brian Straight and wife Myshell of Red Oak, IA; grandchildren: Nick Reek of Vacaville, CA; Krista Straight of Red Oak, IA; Matthew Straight and wife Lexi of Des Moines, IA; Drake Pickett of Kansas City, MO; Jessica Womochil and husband Robert of Nebraska City, NE; Heather Smith and fiancé Quentin Wilken of Nebraska City, NE; Scott Smith of Nebraska City, NE; Chelsea Hale of Red Oak, IA; Devon Hale of Council Bluffs, IA; Cameo Stephens of Red Oak, IA; and Madeline Straight of Elkhorn, IA; many great grandchildren; siblings: Darleen Templeton of Corning, IA; Darvin Lasley and wife Ruth of Central Point, OR; Jack Lasley and wife Kay of Red Oak, IA; Joyce Black of Anaheim, CA; and Danny Lasley of Shenandoah, IA; brother-in-law: Phillip Straight and wife Nancy of Merrimack, NH; sister-in-law: Deloris “Babe” Elkins of Anaheim, CA; many nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 AM Friday, December 29, 2017 at the Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be held from 5-7 PM Thursday, December 28, 2017 at the Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel. Memorials are suggested to the Montgomery County Memorial Hospital Foundation.

Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


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Red Oak, Iowa 51566
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