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Celebration of Life

Grace Church
Thursday February 24th, 2022
11:30am

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Barbara Ann O'Brien

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.




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Barb was a special friend. We played cards together for years. Prayers to the family. I'll miss her

Joan Dickson Mar 11 2022 11:07 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Barbara O'Brien

Debbie Gross(Woudema) Feb 28 2022 6:50 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Barbara O'Brien

Nancy and Richard Rhoades Feb 23 2022 9:32 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Barbara O'Brien

CindyCulbreth(woudema) Feb 23 2022 6:22 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Barbara O'Brien

Cindy Sheffer Feb 23 2022 12:49 PM

Such a wonderful and special family friend, and fun to be around. She will be missed. She is whole and perfect now resting in God's loving arms. Cathy Beach (Johnston)

Cathy Beach (Johnston) Feb 23 2022 11:35 AM

Barb was a great woman. She will be missed

Bobbie Hixson Feb 23 2022 9:13 AM