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Barbara Jean Platter
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Obituary for Barbara Jean Platter

Barbara Platter, age 81 of Pilot Mound, died May 10, 2017 at the Israel Family Hospice House in Ames.

Funeral services will be Monday, May 15, 2017 at 1:00 p.m., at the Schroeder-Reimers Memorial Chapel at Sixth and Marshall. Burial will be in the Pilot Mound Cemetery in Pilot Mound.

Barbara Jean (Hardesty) Platter was born in Boone, Iowa on March 23, 1936, the daughter of Jack and Ruth (Carroll) Hardesty. She graduated from Boone High School, where she was the baton majorette in the band, and on May 21, 1963, Barbara married Lyle Platter at Bethany, Missouri. She attended DMACC, Boone Campus and achieved her Licensed Practical Nurse degree. Barbara worked at the Stratford Nursing and Rehab Center and the Eastern Star Masonic Home. She loved her job as a ‘restorative nurse’ and working with the staff at the Eastern Star Home.

In earlier years, Barbara owned/operated ‘Barbara’s School of Dance in Boone and worked as an assistant dance instructor for the Betty Mae Harris Dance Studio. Barbara enjoyed NASCAR and watching Dale Earnhardt and Dale Earnhardt Jr., their summer home at Lake Rathbun, going to casinos, shopping, and spending time with her family.

Barbara is preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Pat Van Pelt, a brother, Mick Hardesty, a son-in-law, Brody Smith, and husband Lyle Platter. She is survived by a son, Rick Robertson and wife Georgia of Des Moines; two daughters, Patty Burkheimer and Doug Videgar of Ames; and Colleen ‘Coke’ Smith of Boone; an aunt, Bessie Johnson of Forsythe, Missouri; 7 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, and 3 great-great grandchildren.

Friends may call at the Schroeder-Reimers Memorial Chapel, on Sunday from 4 until 8 p.m., where the family will be present from 6 until 8 p.m. Visitation continues on Monday from 8 a.m. until service time.

In memory of Barbara, memorials may be directed to the family.

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4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Schroeder-Reimers Memorial Chapel

1006 Sixth Street
Boone, IA 50036

Family will be present from 6 until 8 pm

Funeral Service




1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Schroeder-Reimers Memorial Chapel

1006 Sixth Street
Boone, IA 50036

Cemetery Details


Pilot Mound Cemetery

Pilot Mound
Boone, IA 50223


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