Barbara A. Lord
Barbara A. Lord, age 64, died Sunday August 10, 2014 at the Lifespan Good Samaritan Hospice Residence, after a long and courageous battle with Cancer. With her loving daughters holding her hands, she took her last breath. She was born in Winter Haven, Florida on August 24 1949 to Gerald and Evelyn (Zenner) Long. Barbara married Arthur Lord April 11, 1970 and came to Battle Creek in 1972 from Chicago. Barbara had been employed for 25 years by the Worgess Insurance Agency. She enjoyed casino, golf, playing Bingo, reading and spending time with her family and friends. Barb was a member of N.A. I.W for over 20 years. She was an active member of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit #298 for over 20 years, where she held many offices and served on several committees.
Barbara is survived by her daughters, Brenda (Jim Ayers)Lord, Ann (Jeff) Blue, both of Battle Creek, Darlene and Laura Lord, both of Chicago, sons, John (Claudia) Lord and Dave Lord, both of Chicago, grandchildren, Jacob (Gabriella Sisler) Eubanks, Michaela VanVleet, Mikey Van Vleet, Stephen Boice III, Patrick Lord , David Lord, Brittaney (Eric) Zinke, Taylor Boice, Amanda Lord, Jessica Lord, and Katelyn Lord, great-grandchildren, Evan Zinke, Vincent Google and Jaxson Eubanks, sisters, Ann (Scott) Reyna of Whitesburg, GA, Patricia Long, of Western Springs, IL, a brother, William Long , of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, uncles, Robert Zenner and Emanuel Rosone of Wooddale, IL. Barbara was preceded in death by her husband Arthur, a daughter, Denise Lord-Boice and a brother, Robert Long.
The family will receive friends from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM Wednesday, at the Bachman Hebble Funeral Service, 223 N. Bedford Rd. Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to the Good Samaritan Hospice Residence or Bronson Battle Creek Cancer Care Center. Visit Barbara's webpage at www.bachmanhebble.com