Barbara Taylor Dennler, age 85 of Williamsburg, died Monday, May 2, 2016 at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City. Funeral Services: 10:00 A.M. Friday, May 6, 2016, St. Paul United Methodist Church, Williamsburg, Iowa with Rev. James Parks officiating. Burial will be at 3:30 P.M. Friday, Illyria Cemetery, Elgin, Iowa. Visitation: 4 to 7 P.M. Thursday, May 5, 2016, at St. Paul United Methodist Church, Williamsburg, with a VFW Auxiliary service at 7 P.M. Memorials may be contributed to St. Paul United Methodist Church or Safe Haven of Iowa County. Kloster Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Barbara is survived by her children, Sandra Schrader of Williamsburg, Cherie Carton (Jimmie) of Ankeny, Thomas Dennler (Debbie) of Cedar Rapids, and Crystal B. Radnich (Bill “Skeeter”) of Williamsburg; thirteen grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Glenn in 1994, a son Larry, and a granddaughter Theresa.
Barbara Taylor was born May 24, 1930 in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, the daughter of John William Taylor and Bertha Hesse Taylor. She graduated from B.M.C. Durfee High School, Fall River, MA in 1948, and attended Thibedeau Business College for two years. Barbara and R. Glenn Dennler were married December 11, 1959 in Des Moines, Iowa. Barbara was employed by Swift and Company Feed of Williamsburg for many years. She then worked for the U.S. Postal Service, where she most recently was Postmaster at the Parnell Post Office. Barb retired in 2006. She was a member of the Williamsburg Saddle Club, the National Association of Postmasters (NAPUS), the Williamsburg VFW Auxiliary and the American Legion Auxiliary. She had a huge heart when it came to animals, and cherished her furry companions, Abby and Holly.