The Free Press, Mankato, MN


August 15, 2013

Barbara A. Coughenour

— Barbara A. Coughenour

    Barbara A. Coughenour, 69, of rural Bruce, SD, formerly of Mankato, MN, passed away August 13, 2013 at her residence after a lengthy illness.  Funeral Services have been set for 10:30am Friday August 16, 2013 at Grace Free Lutheran Church, Bruce, SD.  Visitation will be Thursday, August 15, 2013 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm at Grace Free Lutheran Church.  Rudes Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

    Barbara A. Coughenour, the daughter of Darrel and Bette (DeWitt) Ford, was born August 8, 1944 in Volga, South Dakota.

    Her childhood was spent in Bruce where she received her education, graduating from Bruce High School in 1962.  Barb moved to Mankato, MN in 1965 where she worked at Immanuel St. Joseph Hospital.  Barb married Ronald Coughenour on August 10, 1968 in Mankato, MN.  She worked as a property manager at Glenwood Terrace Apartments for 40 years.  Barb was an avid golfer and enjoyed traveling.  She was an active member in the Mankato M.S. Society, St. John's Catholic Church and Grace Lutheran Church.  Ronald passed away January 20, 2000.  Barb was united in marriage to Bryce Loomis on January 1, 2011 at Grace Lutheran Church in Bruce, SD.

    Barb passed away at her residence on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at the age of 69.

    Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Bryce Loomis of Bruce, SD; two daughters, Amy Coughenour of Chicago, IL, Jill Lane and her husband Dwayne of Maple Grove, MN, two grandsons, Cohen and Beckett who meant the world to Barb, one aunt, Barbara DeWitt, one sister, Linda (Bill) Buck, one brother, Richard (Deb) Ford and several nieces and nephews, stepchildren, Robb (Jen) Loomis (Sophie),  Barry (Lisa) Loomis (Zach and Tanner) and Vicki (Cory) Murra (Collin and Brady).

    She was preceded in death by her parents, her parents-in-law and husband, Ronald.

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