The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa


April 1, 2013

Barbra Sue Kamer

CORALVILLE — Barbra Sue Kamer, 44, of Coralville, Iowa, died peacefully Friday March 29, 2013.

Barbra was born April 24, 1968, in Clinton, the daughter of Bruce Sewell and Genevive (Wollam) Kamer. She graduated from Clinton High School in 1986, received her Associates Degree from Clinton Community College in 1988, and her Bachelors of Art Degree from the University of Iowa in 1990.

Barbra worked as a radio host with KROS in Clinton and as a consultant with Frank Magid & Associates in Marion, following her graduation from the University of Iowa. For the past 12 years she was a Communications Project Manager with the Midwest Division of the American Cancer Society. Her work with the American Cancer Society was a calling that Barbra answered every day with a fierce passion and commitment to the fight against breast cancer.

Barbra loved being with her five nieces and nephews. She enjoyed traveling to Indiana and Kentucky for girl time with her nieces Rebecca and Audrey. Channeling her inner child with her nephews Kian and Westen in Fort Madison and she always got a kick out of texting with her nephew Justin in Virginia.

She was a member of the P.R.S.S.A. of the University of Iowa, a Past Worthy Matron, Chapter Number 135, of the Order of Eastern Star, and a member of the Community Congregational Church, UCC in Clinton. She was never without a book, she constantly had a project to work on, from quilting to knitting, and she was always cheering for the Iowa Hawkeyes.

Barbra is survived by her parents, Genevive W. Kamer of Muncie, IN and Bruce S. Kamer of Clinton; her sister and brother-in-law, Bonita and Michael Musal of Muncie, IN; her sister and brother-in-law, Brandi and Jerry Koering of Ft. Madison, IA; and her brother, Bruce S. Kamer II currently serving in the USAF; two nieces and three nephews. She is preceded in death by her grandparents, her cousin Justin Wollam and her beloved dog, Angel.

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