Barbara Joan Faris, 71 of Pierceton, passed away at 7:22 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, in Mason’s Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Warsaw.
On Aug. 19, 1942, she was born in Kosciusko County to Dale and Frances (Rush) Plew.
She married Terry L. Faris April 3, 1965, in Silver Lake. He preceded her in death on Nov. 7, 2004.
Barbara moved to Pierceton in 1950, where she graduated from Pierceton High School in 1960.
She retired from NIPSCO where she worked for 37 years, retiring in 1997. She also worked as an E.M.T. for Pierceton, Monroe-Washington Township EMS for 27 years and also for the EMS in Naples, Fla.
Barbara did volunteer work for the Rescue Mission in Port Charlotte, Fla. She also served on Joyce Meyer’s mission trips, traveling to several countries including Lebanon, Cambodia, Thailand, Honduras, Ethiopia and Haiti.
Locally she was a member of the First Baptist Church of Pierceton, and The Order of the Eastern Star, Pierceton and for many years, the Kosciusko County Cattlemen’s Association.
Barbara and her husband also raised Hereford Cattle for Seasons Harmony Farms for many years. Barbara worked with Habitat for Humanity in Kosciusko County, Columbia City and Naples, Fla. and she hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon.
She is survived by two brothers, Robert (Joan) Plew of Pierceton and Alfred (Elaine) Plew of Decatur; one nephew, Christopher (Gina Eddington) Plew of Bluffton; one niece, Jo Ellen (Jerry) Deaton of Warsaw; two great-nephews, one great-niece, two great-great-nephews and three great-great-nieces. She was preceded in death by her parents.
A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw with Reverend Mark Fishburn and Pastor Dennis Bollenbacher officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw.
Visitation hours will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral chapel, with an Eastern Star service at 7:30 p.m. that same evening. And one hour prior to the service on Tuesday.
Memorial contributions are to be made to First Baptist Church of Pierceton, 208 W. Market St., Pierceton, IN 46562 or to Monroe Go Getters 4H Club, 9019 South 400 East, Claypool, IN 46510. To sign the guestbook or to send condolences electronically, visit to mchattonsadlerfuneralchapels.com.