Barbara Lou (Bromn) Wildridge

Barbara Lou (Bromn) Wildridge passed away peacefully October 30,  2019 at Emerald Place Senior Living in Washington, Indiana surrounded by loving family.

Barbara was born in Bedford Indiana on February 24, 1929 to Louie and Maxine Bromn.  Barbara moved with her family from Bedford to Washington Indiana in the early 1940s and was a graduate of Washington Public High School.  She met the love of her life, Ellsworth “Bud” Wildridge, in 1949 and they were married on July 1, 1950. They raised two sons, Timothy Ellsworth and Paul Michael Wildridge. Barbara worked in the catalog department of Penny’s department store for many years until her retirement.  She also volunteered for many years as a Red Cross gray lady and other volunteer service at the Daviess Community Hospital.  Barbara loved cooking and baking, especially at Thanksgiving and Christmas, and kept an immaculate house.  Those holidays in her home were a very special treat for family; they were filled with love and the wonderful smells and tastes of her holiday cooking. Barbara loved spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren who loved the baby-sitting sleep-overs, especially the pancake, bacon, and egg breakfasts that she would cook for them.  Barbara and her husband Bud enjoyed a long and happy retirement together and they loved traveling to Florida for vacations and to many other parts of the county for his Navy reunions.

Barbara is survived by her sister Phyllis Alford, brother Kenny Bromn (Brenda), son Timothy Ellsworth Wildridge (Ellen); son Paul Michael Wildridge (Cheri); grandchildren Matthew Wildridge, Ian Wildridge, Jessica Wilhite (Josh), and Paul Wildridge (Katie); great grandchildren Kelsi, Aleah, Sutton, Joseph, and Amelia.

Barbara was preceded in death by husband, Bud Wildridge on August 9, 2019 and her parents Louie and Maxine Bromn.

A funeral service for Barbara will be held from at 12:30 P.M.Saturday,  November 2, 2019 at Gill Funeral Home with visitation from 10:30 until the time of service, with Miss Yvonne Evans officiating.  Burial will follow at St John’s cemetery. You may leave an online condolence at