Barbara Joanne Tuhn Saffell, daughter of Robert Tuhn and Eleanor Jean Mooney Tuhn, was born August 12, 1949 in Jefferson and died August 26, at the Greene County Medical Center in Jefferson, at the age of 65 years.
Barb grew up in Jefferson and attended school in Jefferson. Barb was the proud mother of two children: Mark and Brian. She stayed busy working at Chicago Rivet and then later Caleris. Barb was united in marriage to Bob Saffell on December 12, 1998. Together they loved to travel and go sightseeing.
Barb is preceded in death by her parents Robert and Eleanor Jean Tuhn. She is survived by her husband Robert Saffell of Jefferson, Iowa; sons: Mark Wright of Jefferson and Brian (Tami Gorvin) Wright of Cedar Rapids; step-children: Tracy (Tammy) Saffell of Jefferson and Jennifer (Andrew) Kennedy of Cherokee; 13 grandchildren: Sarah Wright, Devin Wright, Dylan Wright, Kyle Wright, Spencer Wright, Corey Saffell, Justin Saffell, Hunter Saffell, Hailey Saffell, Riley Saffell, Drew Kennedy, Hallie Kennedy, and Brendan Kennedy; sister, Vicki (Paul) Ogren of Jefferson; brothers, Rob (LuAnn) Tuhn of Perry; Roger (Karol Johnson) Tuhn of Bloomington, MN; Jeff Tuhn of Ft. Dodge; brothers and sisters-in-law: Marilyn (Darrell) Adams of Earlham; Pat (Dick) Pauley of Jefferson; Ray (Kathy) Saffell of Des Moines; and Don (Pat) Saffell of Des Moines; other relatives and friends.
Memorials are suggested to the family. Slininger-Rossow Funeral Home, www.sliningerrossowfuneralhome.com, 515-386-2171.