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Barbara Jean Curtis

Barbara Jean Curtis, 65, of Fountain City, passed away on Sunday, December 29, at Reid Hospital.
   She was born on October 7, 1948 in Mason City, Iowa to Warren S. and Shirley J. VerHelst Thompson. She was an honors graduate Cum Laude of Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth with a Bachelor’s Degree in International Business.
   Barbara worked in the circulation department at Morrison-Reeves Library. She was a member of the Fountain City Wesleyan Church and was a tireless volunteer for many organizations including Area 9, Meals on Wheels; Fountain City Wesleyan Church Food Bank; Circle U Help Center and adult reading programs in Richmond.
   Barbara will be missed by her husband of 44 years, Ric, whom she married on June 12, 1969; daughter, Kelly Curtis, son, Tim Curtis; granddaughters, Casey Meister and Chandler Curtis; grandson, Nathan Hill; sisters, Sandra (Bill) Baber; Debora Lawrence; Linda (Mory) Riley; Wanda (Kevin) Mayfield; brother, John (Krystal) Thompson; nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.
   Barbara was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Patricia Thompson.
   Public visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. on Tuesday, December 31, at the Smith & McQuiston Funeral Home, 321 US 27 South, Fountain City.
   In lieu of flowers, donations are encouraged for the Fountain City Wesleyan Church Food Bank, 5600 US 27 North, Richmond, IN 47374
   Condolences may be expressed online at www.smithmcquistonwebster.com .  

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Sympathy for your loss.  Barbara was a great woman, mom, and friend.  Heaven has gained an angel to watch over you, and she is in a place where she hurts no more.

Ginger & Greg Hampton Jan 12 2014 12:00 AM

Barb was a wise and wonderful woman.  I feel terrible for Ric, Kelly and Tim.  I hope they find the peace Barb would want for them.

Vern Lawrence Jan 1 2014 12:00 AM

My condolences to the family of Barb Curtis. I was surprised to see the write-up in the paper. I only knew her through the library but she was very friendly and helpful and always took good care of me.

Pam Jan 1 2014 12:00 AM

May God watch over the Curtis Family, in their time of sorrow.

Lisa P. Fisher Dec 31 2013 12:00 AM

Ric, Our deepest sympathy to your family.  What a loss of a good person.  We will be thinking of you and praying for you on this very sad day.

Mike and Sally Sadler Dec 31 2013 12:00 AM

My thoughts and prayers are with the Curtis family. I only knew Barb from my frequent trips to Morrison Reeves Library and she always welcomed me with a big smile. The library will not be the same without her... she will be missed........

Denee Sowder Dec 31 2013 12:00 AM


Sending peace and condolences from the entire Ver Helst family ( past and present )...

I adored Barb, and the laughs we all had when you guys were living out here still bring a smile to my face. Barb has been embraced by our loved ones that have left this world before us.....

Love to your entire family,

Melody and the entire Ver Helst family..

Melody ( Ver Helst ) Mauro Dec 31 2013 12:00 AM

Ric, we are so sorry to hear about Barb. We have many good memories of her. Still miss those days back in Texas. Please let us know if there is anytihing we can do.

Jack & Linda

Jack and Linda Stowe Dec 31 2013 12:00 AM

My heartfelt condolences to the whole Curtis family. Staci and I will have all of you in our prayers.

Rodney Bridwell Dec 30 2013 12:00 AM

Ric & family, we are sorry to hear the passing of Barb !!Our  sympathy & Prayers are with all of you !!!

Wayne & Roxie Ebright Worthing SD Dec 30 2013 12:00 AM