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Posted: 2/4/2019 9:11:50 PM

Sweet Barbara Pace Passes

Dear Massey Collectors

It is with much sadness we report that Barb Pace of Muscatine, Iowa, wife of Sonny Pace and mother of Tim Pace passed away yesterday February 3, 2019. Barb was the sweetest most fun loving person you could ever meet. She never met a stranger and everyone was her friend.  Barb was the life of any circle she was in. She loved traveling with Sonny and the family to various tractor events, primarily to see her tractor friends and start up where she left off the last time they gathered.  She loved the outdoors especially if it meant going to a tractor show.  Sonny even saw to it she had her very own Massey Harris Pony.  Her only challenge was getting on and off the crazy thing!  Definitely not one of the easiest Masseys to mount!
Barb will be truly missed by her family and the many people who have known and loved her.  Her laugh will always be a part of the Massey gatherings.
Our most sincere sympathy is extended to Sony, Tim, Konnie, Zac and all the rest of the Pace family. She will forever be in our hearts!
Please find below Barb’s obituary.
Rest in peace, Barb.
Gary & Ony

MUSCATINE, Iowa - Barbara Kathleen Pace, 85, of Muscatine, passed away on Sunday, February 03, 2019 at the University of Iowa Hospitals, Iowa City, Iowa.

Funeral service will be held on Friday, February 8, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at the Community of Christ in Muscatine, Iowa. Burial will take place in Harker Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to gather for a luncheon at Community of Christ following internment.

Visitation will be from 4 until 8 p.m. on Thursday, February 7, 2019, at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home in Muscatine. Memorials may be made to Community of Christ in Muscatine. Online Condolences:

Barbara Kathleen Freers was born on May 15, 1933 in Iowa City, to Margrette 'Birdie' Freers of
Muscatine. She was raised by her maternal grandmother Alice Mabel Dykes Freers and later adopted by her aunt and uncle Jennie (Freers) and Walter Schmidt. Throughout her life Barbara was blessed to have an abundance of aunts, uncles and cousins who also welcomed her into their families. Barbara had a strong faith and was a life-long member of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints/Community of Christ.

Barbara graduated from Muscatine High School in 1952 and was united in marriage to Harold W. (Sonny) Pace on March 22, 1953 at the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Muscatine. She lived her entire married life farming, being a homemaker and raising her family on the same farm in the Sweetland area. Barbara was also a school bus driver for over 30 years with the Muscatine School District and had previously worked at the telephone office as a local operator. She was a long-time member of the Muscatine Garden Club. 

Barbara was a dedicated St. Louis Cardinals fan and enjoyed gardening, music, camping, fishing and watching barges navigate the Mississippi River. But most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.

Those left to honor her memory include her husband Harold W. (Sonny) Pace of Muscatine; daughters, Deboraha (Carroll) Howard of Muscatine and Sally (David) Sallee of Wilton; sons Tim (Konnie) Pace of Muscatine and Andrew Pace of Cedar Rapids; four grandchildren; four step grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; 10 step-great grandchildren; and 8 step-great-great grandchildren.

Barbara was preceded in death by her mother; her maternal grandm

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