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Barbara Wolfe

Mrs. Barbara "Bobbie" Wolfe, 84, of Lynn, passed away on Sunday, January 24, at Reid Hospital.

She was born July 5, 1925 in Richmond, Indiana to Harold and Nina Ellington Bane. She was a 1943 graduate of Hagerstown High School and attended nursing school. She was united in marriage to Chester M. Wolfe in August 1951. They shared nearly 51 years together before his death on July 26, 2002.

Bobbie was a member of the First English Lutheran Church in Richmond. She was a retired nurse, having worked many years in the offices of Dr. Ebbinghouse and Dr. Deckard. She enjoyed playing the piano and caring for her cats.

Bobbie will be missed by her sons, David Wyka, of Richmond, and Thomas Wolfe and his wife, Eva, of Eaton, Ohio; 3 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren and 1 sister, Rebecca Kelsey and her husband, Mike, of Urbana, Illinois, and several nieces and nephews.

Bobbie was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and 1 sister, Marilyn Vornauf.

A funeral ceremony will be conducted by Pastor Brian Derrer and Tom Canon at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 30 at the Smith & McQuiston Funeral Home, 321 US 27 South, Fountain City. Interment will follow in Spartanburg Cemetery.

Family and friends may gather for visitation from 10-11 a.m. on Saturday, January 30, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Help The Animals, 2101 West Main Street, Richmond, Indiana 47374 or the Animal Welfare Shelter, 1825 Chester Boulevard, Richmond, Indiana 47374.

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We are very sorry for your loss.

Julia & Emmett Proffitt Jan 29 2010 12:00 AM

I am a cousin of Barbara. My Mother is Pauline Wright and was a sister to her mother. Sorry to hear about her death.

Joy Moe Jan 28 2010 12:00 AM

I have had the priviledge of being a neighbor for nearly 10 years. Bobbie was a beautiful, sweet lady that always had a smile on her face and loved her cats!! I enjoyed our little visits sitting and talking together. I will miss her smile and her waving across the yard everytime I would see her. She always talked about her wonderful husband and how good he was to her. She missed him dearly. Now I will miss her. Prayers to her family.

Dana Chasteen Jan 27 2010 12:00 AM

I just saw Barbara and she looked as beautiful as ever. She was a lovely person, both inside and out. I remember as a little girl, I thought she was the most beautiful lady I had ever seen. She was a sweet and loving woman and will be missed by all who knew her. My thoughts and prayers are with you. She and mom are rejoicing together.

Patty Barker Jan 26 2010 12:00 AM