AUBURN – Janice Barber, 67, of Auburn passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.
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She was born Oct. 30, 1946, in Connersville, to Robert and Vivian (Crandel) Leonard.
Janice graduated from Connersville High School in 1964. She then went on to receive a Bachelor of Education degree from Ball State University in 1968 and a Master of Education degree from Indiana University in 1972.
After completing of school, Janice worked for the DeKalb Central School District for 38 years. She started as a fifth and sixth grade teacher at Waterloo Elementary and later retired in 2006 as a sixth grade teacher for DeKalb Middle School.
She was a member of the Auburn First United Methodist Church. She was an active member of Psi Iota Xi Sorority. She held a number of offices in the sorority including president and was its treasurer for many years.
She was also very involved in bringing the Philharmonic concerts to Auburn at Christmas time which the sorority sponsors. She has been president of Friends of the Library the past 4 years. She was past president of Delta Kappa Gamma and a member of the retired Teachers Association.
She married Richard Barber on June 22, 1968, in Connersville, and he survives in Auburn. Also surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Melissa and Robert Baker of Willoughby Hills, Ohio.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Auburn First United Methodist Church, 1203 E. 7th St., Auburn, with the Rev. Jim Farrer officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in Auburn.
Visitation will be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday at Feller and Clark Funeral Home, 1860 Center St., Auburn, and one hour prior to the funeral at the church on Saturday.
Memorials may be directed to the Auburn First United Methodist Church of Friends of the Eckhart Public Library.
To send condolences, visit www.fellerandclark.com.
Feller & Clark Funeral Homes
1860 Center St Auburn, IN 46706
Published in KPCNews on July 24, 2014