Barbara Brookins-Prater, age 84 of Grace Village Retirement Community, passed away quietly on Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 3:34 a.m.
Barbara was the daughter of the late Gail R. and Iva L. (Bowers) Hidy and was born in Wabash on May 16, 1935. She spent most her youth in the North Manchester area, graduating from Central High School in 1953.
Barbara loved time spent with her family and especially loved her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her love for children was apropos as she cared for children professionally. She also worked as an operator for United Telephone Company. She was an avid reader, enjoyed playing Euchre and was previously a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and the Eagles Auxiliary – both of South Bend.
Those who survive include three daughters: Joni Brookins, Brenda (Dane) Weaver and Ellen (Steve) Stayer - all of Warsaw; four grandchildren: Greg Weaver of Indianapolis, Brittany (Travis) Hartman of Leesburg, Eric (Kristin) Stayer of Fishers and Tara (Justin) Kundert of Indianapolis and six great-grandchildren. Also surviving are three sisters: Elizabeth Weesner of Fort Wayne, Phyllis (Louis) Muzzillo of Florida and Janice Frye of Crawfordsville. In addition to her parents, five sisters: Myrtle Myers, Jane Shoudel, Mary Bryant, Margaret Reid and Doris Hidy and four brothers: Joseph Hidy, Jack Hidy, Bryan Hidy and Gail Hidy, Jr. all preceded Barbara in passing.
A Life Celebration® has been planned at Titus Funeral Home, 2000 East Sheridan Street, Warsaw. Visitation will be Sunday, October 27, 2019 from 2 to 5 p.m. On Monday at 11 a.m., Pastor J.P. Freeman of North Manchester Congregational Christian Church will officiate a funeral service in the funeral home; visitors will be welcomed for one hour before the service. Burial will be in South Whitley Cemetery following a repast.
Memorial contributions may be directed to Ronald McDonald House, 350 Erkenbrecher Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45229. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.TitusFuneralHome.com