85 year old, Barbara Ann O’Brien, of DeMotte, passed away February 22, 2022.
On January 26, 1937, in DeMotte, Barbara was born to George and Grace (DeYoung) Schaefer. She was a graduate of DeMotte High School, worked as a clerk at the hardware store, and loved being a housewife.
Barbara is survived by her children: Ron (Jill) Cates, Don Cates, Cathy Ferguson (Gary Lindsey), Mark Cates, Martin ‘Skeeter’ (Theresa) O’Brien, Marie (Nathan) Nuss, 8 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, siblings: Robert (Kate) Schaefer, Pat (Roscoe) Hilton, Tom (Pat) Schaefer.
Barbara was preceded in death by her husband: Skeets (Martin O’Brien), son: Robin Cates, and her parents.
A Celebration of Life service will take place at Grace Church, DeMotte, Indiana at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, February 24, 2022.