Barbara Gromke Stephens, 77, of Solon, died Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015. A Celebration of Life service was held Monday, Oct. 5, at Danforth Chapel on the University of Iowa campus. Brosh Chapel in Solon is assisting the family.
Barbara was born on July 25, 1938, in Oak Park, Ill. She was the daughter of Paul and Ethel Gromke. She met her husband and life partner Ralph Ivan Stephens in 1955 and they were married Jan. 25, 1958. They moved to Iowa City in 1965.