In loving memory of

Barbara J. Terlouw
January 20, 1925 - July 3, 2019

Barbara Terlouw, age 94, formerly of Prairie City passed away at Newton Village Care Center on July 3, 2019. She is survived by her sons, Merlin (Nancy) Terlouw of Reasnor and Michael (Anna) Terlouw of Prairie Village, Kansas; grandchildren Steven, Molly, and Maggie Terlouw; great grandsons, Landen and Carsen and her brother, Stanley Daft.
Per her wishes, there will be no services for Barb and a private family burial will be held at a later date. Condolences may be left for the family at


La Vern Hampton wrote on Aug 1, 2019:

"Your mother was my teacher at mound prairie #6 (country school). Many good memories she had a dog called Blondie that she would bring to school. Your dad had the Ford dealership in Prairie City, one day your mom came to school with pink and black Thunderbird, she was very proud of this car. She was We would go over to Newton have school picnics. The list just goes on and on. She was a very happy person. LOTS VERY GOOD MERIORES."

Caren Clevenger wrote on Jul 14, 2019:

"So sorry to hear of her passing, our mother's talked on the phone. I heard about that! They always remember Mike and I working in the corn fields with Larry & Cindy Daft. Oh how time gets away from us. Our thoughts send prayers with your families Caren (Robson) Clevenger & Coleen Robson Newton Iowa"

Ken Brashear wrote on Jul 10, 2019:

"Thoughts and prayers go out to you, Merlin and your family at this time."

Marlene Smith wrote on Jul 10, 2019:

"Mike and Merlin, so many wonderful memories of your parents. Your mom's dry wit made conversations with her delightful! I will never forget your mother's phone call to me to begin piano lessons with you Mike. I asked how old you were and you were barely in first grade. I was convinced that kids should not take lessons until they could read. No problem, Barb said. I told your mom I would do it on a trial basis and I was not convinced that you would be able to do the lessons. Well, after about 15 years of lessons, you turning into such an accomplished pianist, your mom and I had quite a laugh over how you had begun lessons, with me! In her later years we continued to have wonderful phone conversations from her Newton Village home and we continued to share Christmas cards as well ... a wonderful lady indeed!"

Ann Jarnagin Pendroy Denver, Colorado wrote on Jul 10, 2019:

"Barb was my mother's friend for many years. The last time I saw her was at mom's funeral and it was so sweet of her to come and share our grief. "

karen kriz wrote on Jul 9, 2019:

"I so enjoyed Barb during her time at Newton Village. We had many wonderful visits and I loved her sense of humor. Karen Kriz"

Monica Hysell wrote on Jul 9, 2019:

"Stanley, I?m so sorry to hear about Barbs, passing!! I have many memories of talking to her!! Blessings to you all!!! Monica Hysell!! "

Marcy Wilkerson wrote on Jul 9, 2019:

"Mike, I have so many wonderful memories of your mom. I feel very lucky to have had both your mom and dad in my life. Hugs to you my friend, Marcy"