Barbara M. Perry, 86 of Columbia City, passed away quietly on Thursday, August 1, 2019 in her home. She had lived in Columbia City for the past several years, moving from Silver Lake where she spent nearly 25 years.
Barbara was the daughter of Elmer James and Edna Marie (Turner) Condon. She was born in Muncie and spent most of her formative years on the family farm outside of nearby Daleville. She was a Center High School graduate and attended Comptometry school in Detroit following graduation.
On October 9, 1954, Barbara was united in marriage to Kenneth D. Perry. The two had met while working in Indianapolis, she was a telephone operator and he was a cook in their office building’s diner. The pair would share forty-two years together before his 1997 passing.
Barbara enjoyed reading many types of books. She enjoyed crochet and other crafts, making memory albums, afghans and other items for friends and family. She also enjoyed travelling and had enjoyed trips to the Bahamas and Hawaii. She also traveled with her husband in his job as a long-haul truckdriver.
Barbara had a giving heart and a kind personality. She was friendly to most everyone and truly enjoyed the fellowship of her neighbors at Blue Bell Lofts. She also enjoyed and was proud of her ‘Cadillac’ golf cart which she used to get around when she was no longer able to drive.
Those who survive include two sons: Kenneth Perry II (wife, Deborah) of Greeley, CO and Randy Perry (wife, Candice) of Columbia City; daughter, Nina Nottingham of Orlando, FL and two sisters, Reva Johnson of Muncie and Mary Alyce Schwer of Port Charlotte, FL. Also surviving are ten grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and a large extended family. In addition to her husband, Kenneth, those who preceded Barbara in passing include brother James Condon; sister, Jacqueline Vadakin and son, Joe Perry.
Visitation will be held at Titus Funeral Home, 2000 East Sheridan Street, Warsaw on Tuesday, August 6th from 10 a.m. until 12 o’clock. Beginning at 12, ministerial student and family friend, Kohltin Hoeppner will officiate Barbara’s funeral service. Burial will follow in Lakeview Cemetery, Silver Lake.
Memorial gifts may be made to Parkview Cancer Institute c/o Parkview Foundation, Parkview Foundation
10622 Parkview Plaza Drive, Fort Wayne, IN 46845.