Barbara Lou Hursey, 79, of Columbia City, passed away at 3:42 p.m. Monday, April 29, 2013, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne.
Born on March 11, 1934, at her grandmother’s home in Allen County, she was the daughter of Raymond and Pauline Marie (Schwalm) Brumbaugh.
She was a lifetime resident of Whitley County and graduated from Churubusco High School with the Class of 1952.
On July 19, 1952, she married Robert E. Hursey in Columbia City. She was a homemaker, full time loving wife, mother and grandmother. She also worked at Indiana Communications until her retirement in 1996. She attended Collins United Methodist Church.
Barbara enjoyed spending time with her family, finding bargains at garage sales and crocheting in addition to keeping up with the Chicago Cubs, naming deals on the Price is Right and playing a competitive game of Yahtzee.
Surviving relatives include her husband of 60 years, Robert E. Hursey of Columbia City; six children, Donna J. (Robert W.) Schroeder, Cynthia A. (Dennis L.) Judd, of Columbia City, Donald E. (Laura A.) Hursey of Sanford, Fla., Robert D. (Laura M.) Hursey of Columbia City, Susan M. (Kevin W.) Thompson of South Whitley and David L. (Stacy E.) Hursey of Warsaw; one brother, Roger (Toni Lewis) Brumbaugh of Missouri; 12 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her parents; siblings, Richard Brumbaugh, Jane Seitzinger, Sandra Anderson and Karen Booth.
Visitation will be held Thursday from 2 to 8 pm at DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Park Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Dr., Columbia City. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Friday at the funeral home with Pastor Robert Priest officiating. Burial will follow at Greenhill Cemetery. Memorial gifts may be given in Mrs. Hursey’s memory to Collins United Methodist Church.
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