Barbara E. Kotouc, age 83, of Nevada, Iowa, died Monday, May 21, 2018, at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames, Iowa.

Memorial services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, May 25, 2018, at the First United Methodist Church in Nevada, with Pastor Chris Waddle officiating. Memorial visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the church. Condolences may be expressed online at

Born October 21, 1934, in Flippin, Kentucky, Barbara Etta (Dickerson) Kotouc was the daughter of Clura and Gladys (Belcher) Dickerson. She moved with her family to Iowa as a young girl and was raised in Garrison, Iowa, where she graduated from high school in 1953.

On June 10, 1956, Barbara was married to Carroll Kotouc at the United Methodist Church in Garrison. The couple lived in several Iowa towns, including Farnhamville and West Liberty, before settling in Nevada in 1972. They were blessed with three children, Jim, Eva, and Jason.

Barbara provided custodial work at Iowa State University, retiring after 20 years of service. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Nevada and participated in the United Methodist Women’s group. She enjoyed following Kentucky Wildcats basketball and was a member of several bowling leagues throughout the years.

Survivors include her husband of over 60 years, Carroll; her children, Jim (Evelyn) Kotouc of Nevada, Eva Slaybaugh of Zearing, and Jason Kotouc of Ames; four grandchildren, Zachary Kotouc of Norfolk, VA, Seth Kotouc of Underwood, Catherine (Dan) Kramer of Ankeny, and Brandy Slaybaugh of Nevada; three great-grandchildren, Nicholas, Samuel, and Jenna; and a brother, Jim (Cheryl) Dickerson of Altoona.

Barbara was preceded in death by her parents.

Ryan Funeral Home of Nevada has been entrusted with the care of Barbara and her family.