Barbara Nail

Barbara J. (Latch) Nail, 89, of Clarion passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 8, 2021 at the Iowa Specialty Hospital in Belmond.

A casual graveside service for friends and family will be July 29, 2021 at 11:00 AM at Clarion Evergreen Cemetery.

Barb was born December 16, 1931 to Ray and Charlotte Latch in Clarion, Iowa.

Following graduation from high school in 1950, she married Dick Nail (who passed in 2012) and was a homemaker in Rippey and Winfield, Iowa. Together they had 4 children. Sadly, daughter, Theresa Hague, and son, Dennis Nail, both preceded her in death.

Barb managed the home and took great pride in her decorating abilities. She was a tremendous cook, always pleasing her family with their favorites. You could hear Barb cheering on the IOWA HAWKEYES, as she was a big fan and rarely missed a game. Barb was also an experienced bridge player, something she took part in the last week before passing.

Grandkids, all who have special individual memories of grandma agree that they will always remember laughing when she said, “Davenport” for couch and “Breakfast food” for cereal. Each took turns with summer visits to see Grandma and Grandpa in Winfield and have continued a close relationship with her today.

Barb is survived by a son, Steve (Lana) Nail of Ankeny, and daughter, Sandy (Eric) Gabrielson of Nevada, seven grandchildren and 15 great- grandchildren.

The family wishes to send a special thanks to the Meadows staff for their care, friendship and compassion.

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