Barbara Ann Specht, 70

Barbara Ann Specht, 70, of Marshalltown, IA passed away Thursday, November 3, 2016, at Grandview Nursing and Rehab, in Marshalltown. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m., Monday, November 7, 2016, at St. Henry Catholic Church, in Marshalltown. Memorials may be directed to Iowa River Hospice or Grandview Nursing and Rehab. Arrangements are entrusted to Anderson Funeral Homes, 405 W. Main St., Marshalltown. Online condolences may be sent to

Barbara was born the 10th child on February 10, 1946, to LeRoy and Shirley (Arnold) Tough in Marshall County. She attended Albion Consolidated School. Barbara was united in marriage to Joseph Specht on July 15, 1972. They had one son Barry, who died shortly after birth in 1974. Barbara and Joseph divorced in 1985. She lived in Ottumwa, and Newton before moving back close to family where she resided at Grandview.

Barbara is survived by her sisters; Ellen Hazen, Alice Vogt, Margaret Kroener, Janice (Lyle) Springer, Rose Tough, Ruth Dawson and a sister in law, Joan Tough.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Carolyn Williams; two brothers: Jim Tough and Robert Tough; several nieces, nephews and friends.