Condolence & Memory Journal

To have met Barbara once was all it took to love her...

I shall never forget time spent in her gracious company on a trip or two shared with friends long ago in the Caribbean and other visits in Indianapolis.

She was a remarkable and most beautiful Lady in every possible way.

My sincerest heartfelt condolences to ALL who loved her and shared her always dynamic wit, charm and company.

It was a true honor to have been blessed to know her.

Posted by Patrick Colby - Austin, TX   August 16, 2015

So sad she was a wonderful woman. She will be missed.

Posted by Ellen Sturm - Friend   April 09, 2015

I was so saddened to hear of Barbara's passing. Barbara and her mother,Zola, were dear friends of my family. When Barbara would visit Buena Vista there would always be a get-together with her holding center court. Gary I am so sorry for your loss, you were so good for her.
Beth Shewey Thompson, daugher of Mary and Emmett Shewey.

Posted by Beth Shewey Thompson - Staunton (formerly of Buena , VA - Forever Family Friend   April 06, 2015


Hi Gary,
so sorry to hear about Barbs passing. What a great woman she was!! We all adored her at Sunseekers Hair Salon. God will bless you for being there ALL the time for her. She had a wonderful life after she found you. She will be missed by all.
What a spunky lady, hahaha
Love to all her family and friends.

Posted by Linda Handlon - Indpls., IN - friend from Sunseekers   March 31, 2015

Gary, you have my deepest sympathy. While I only recently met Barbara very briefly, I could tell what an amazing, strong, no nonsense lady she was. In an instant, I could tell that she was "my kind of person," and I regret that I didn't get a chance to know her better.

Posted by Holly Frey - Ottsville, PA - Friend   March 29, 2015

Some people come into our lives and touch us so deeplyMiss Barbara, with her sparkle, vim, vigour, wit, saucy, spicy storytelling, scotch (or was that Bourbon!) swilling, elegancetouched mine. She had a passion for life & there wasn't a moment shared that she didn't capture some part of my heart and call me to laugh, listen, and think, with bursting energies of spiritto push the boundaries of possible. I feel such gratitude that her life touched and graced mineGary, you were her rock and deep love, hold you head high knowing you have been loved by such an amazing woman, whose spirit will live within all of us. Love you, Cynthia

Posted by Cynthia English    March 28, 2015

It is the spark, vim & vigor, the saucy, spicy, scotch (or was it bourbon!?!?!) swilling, grandest of women who could just stir that pot and make you laugh and think and love with more vital energy than you even felt up toMiss Barbara touched my life so deeplywith love in my heart & the gratitude for having been graced with her life and presenceI send my love to you, Gary and to family she loved

Posted by Cynthia English    March 28, 2015

Gary, Barbara was very special to us! We will miss her smiling face and story telling.
"Have a Jack & Water as often as you can up there Barbara"!

Posted by Barb & Loren - Brownsburg,, IN - Friend   March 28, 2015


Thinking of you at this time. Margaret and I fondly remember our time in New York with you and Barbara... our most sincere condolences.

Mike Lawson

Posted by Mike Lawson - Brazil, IN - Friend   March 27, 2015


Gary~ Barbara was such a remarkable woman and a blessing for anyone that had the opportunity to meet her. She was my psuedo grandmother and I know my life would've been completely different without her and you in it. She will be deeply missed, but I know she is watching over us, keeping us safe. Stay strong and I hope the wonderful memories will help ease your pain.

Posted by Ashley Farrar - Fishers, IN - Family Friend   March 27, 2015

She was an amazing lady, it was my pleasure to know and work for her.

Posted by Tim Minnis - Indianapolis, IN - Friend   March 27, 2015

Gary, We know that with your constant care, Barbara lived her life to the fullest...Uncle Richard & Aunt Dolores.

Posted by A friend   March 27, 2015

Barbara was such a jewel. No one could tell a story like Barb. She was such a delight to be around and will be missed by everyone who knew her. RIP Barbara

Posted by Nancy Saltsgiver - PITTSBORO, IN - Friend   March 26, 2015


Barbara was such a grand lady! My warmest regards to you and your family during this time of both loss and celebration.

Posted by Bruce Buchanan - Indianapolis, IN - Acquaintance   March 26, 2015


Gary, we are so sorry to learning of Barbara's passing. Aunt Barbara was so special to all of us. Heaven has gained a beautiful angel. I know you will deeply miss her being around. Our hearts and prayers are with you. All our love, Beth, Rick, Alexis, Stephen, and Megan. xoxo

Posted by Beth Caldwell - Roswell, GA   March 26, 2015


You will be missed, Thank you for the smiles, laughs and Good times.
A True Blessing meeting you.
With Much Love

Posted by Fazal Deen - Nyc, NY - Friend   March 26, 2015