Barbara Starr


Barbara Ann Starr, 80, a resident of Wayland, Iowa, passed away Monday, June 24, 2024 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.

A Memorial Service celebrating her life will be held 10:00 a.m. Thursday, June 24, 2024 at Cottonwood United Methodist Church in rural Wayland. Burial will be held at a later date at Cottonwood Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Cottonwood United Methodist Church or Cottonwood Cemetery. Behner Funeral Home in Fairfield is assisting the family with arrangements.

Barbara was born March 17, 1944 in Oxnard, California, the daughter of Dorothy and Ray Arbogast. Barb worked for McCleery-Cummings Company in Washington. She enjoyed reading and spending time with her grandchildren.

Those left to honor her memory include her children, Scott (Tammy) Starr of Wayland, Candi Starr of Washington, Rex Starr of Lockridge, Cori (Ron) Kuntz of Wayland, and Billie Jo (Darrin) Bruegge of Fairfield; 13 grandchildren and 32 great- grandchildren; siblings, Georgia Fort of Wayland, Tom Arbogast of Wayland, Cathy Rich of Brighton, and Tim Arbogast of Wayland.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Dorothy and Ray Arbogast, and Harry White; and great-grandson, Hunter.

Online condolences may be made to Barb’s family by viewing her obituary at

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