Lela M. Barber

Lela M. Barber 102, of Washington went to her heavenly home on Friday, February 23, 2018.

Lela was born to the late John W. Emmick and Elva M. Edwards Emmick.

Lela was a 1933 graduate of Washington High School. She retired from Loogootee School system as a cook and was a member of Loogootee United Methodist Church where she enjoyed singing in the choir. Lela was also a member of the Vincennes Cannon Ball Camping Club. She enjoyed square dancing in her younger days, crafting, and painting. Lela was active in her community by making lap blankets, teddy bears, and newborn caps for the Daviess Community Hospital.

Lela leaves behind; one son, Richard Dale Barber (Kay); 3 daughters, Judith Bauer (Melvin), Linda Schnarr, Patricia Bauer (Jerry); 16 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; 16 great-great grandchildren.

Lela was also preceded in death by her husband Thomas Dale Barber and a brother William “Bill” Emmick.

There will be a funeral service on Tuesday, February 27, 2018, in Gill Funeral Chapel 308 E. Walnut St. Washington, IN 47501 at noon and a visitation from 10am until the time of service with Pastor Gary Elsten officiating. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Loogootee United Methodist Church 208 Main St. Loogootee, IN 47553 or a charity of choice.

 Online condolences may be made at www.gillsince1872.com.